Pistol-whipped detective says he didn’t shoot attacker because of headlines.
CNN is one of the worst offenders in America along with Democrat politicians in generating anti-police hatred, bigotry and paranoia. The majority of the news media and many Democrat politicians have dehumanized police officers and have created a prejudicial atmosphere that automatically assumes police are always guilty before the facts are know.
Yet the facts in this case forced CNN to report the bigotry they have helped create.
But do police lives really matter to CNN and the politicians who have campaigned to dehumanize and vilify the police?
Probably not, if police lives really mattered they would not have vilified the police, as the increased murders of police after this campaign is exactly what one would expect. The news media in the very same city would not have vilified Black people for 100 years to assist Democrats to prevent Black voting rights if Black lives really mattered to them. So in a way nothing is new, just the target of the bigotry has changed.
(CNN)A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said Friday that he hesitated to use force because he didn’t want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man.
“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” said the officer, who asked to remain anonymous for the safety of his family. “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”
Details of last week’s incident in the Birmingham enclave of Roebuck remain sketchy — such as how did the suspect get the officer’s weapon — but the six-year police veteran said he didn’t shoot the man who attacked him during a traffic stop because of the outcry surrounding a spate of police shootings nationally.
“We don’t want to be in the media,” he said. “It’s hard times right now for us.”
Heath Boackle, a sergeant with the Birmingham Police Department and president of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police, said Thursday that cops are “walking on eggshells because of how they’re scrutinized in the media.”
“We should be thanking the good Lord because he could be dead right now.,” Boackle said of the detective who was beaten. http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/13/us/alabama-birmingham-police-detective-pistol-whipped/
Citizens at the scene who have adopted the politician/media anti-police hate campaign rejoiced at the beating of the innocent policeman and posted pictures on social media of him both bleeding and unconscious instead of helping him.
That is to be expected, as the hate campaign is intense and easily controlled people tend to adopt hate campaigns, no matter what the facts are.