Six Dallas police officers lost their lives on Thursday evening and many more were injured. On Friday three separate ambushes on cops took place in three separate states. All attacks were directly related to the harmful and racist rhetoric from the ‘Black Lives Matter’ group. All of the attackers declared that they were looking to kill white people and especially white police officers.
Immediately after the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge by a police officer, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice immediately opened a civil rights investigation. President Obama also immediately spoke out about racism. But when the Dallas cop killer’s motives were revealed, both Lynch and Obama refused to utter a word about racism.
Out of 4 separate ambushes on police in 4 different states in under 48 hours, all were found to have been perpetrated by African-American men who wanted to kill white people.
Instead of also investigating the violent racism against white people and police officers, Lynch pandered to the protestors. According to Politico, Lynch told the protestors to not give up. “I want you to know that your voice is important,” Lynch said. “Do not be discouraged by those who would use your lawful actions as cover for their heinous violence. We will continue to safeguard your constitutional rights and to work with you in the difficult mission of building a better nation and a brighter future.”
Understandably, the officer involved shootings should be investigated but to cry racism in one situation while not acknowledging it when the shooters target a specific group of people declare their racist intentions is a dangerous game that the administration is playing. Lynch must have forgotten that the 'Black Lives Matter' protestors are part of the same group that publicly called for cops to be killed and chanted for cops to "fry like bacon."
Our elected officials need to stand for all Americans against racism, not just a certain group.