Monday, September 14, 2020
Another Assassination Attempt
Saturday evening, two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were shot multiple times at point-blank range as they sat in their patrol car at the Martin Luther King Transit Center in Compton. One deputy is 24 years old. The other is a 31-year-old mother of a six year-old boy. Both officers graduated from the same academy class last year.
Incredibly, both officers are now listed in stable condition and expected to survive. Sheriff Alex Villanueva described their condition as "a double miracle" considering that both officers were shot in their heads. But it seems certain that their lives will be changed forever.
We don't have the name of the coward who did this, but we know like everyone else in the country that he is breathing the poisoned air of anti-police rhetoric from the left that our police departments and judicial system are riddled with systemic racism.
And by "systemic racism," the left means racism that is so deeply rooted you have to tear down the entire system and start over again.
This "animal," as the president referred to him, has likely heard left-wing chants comparing the cops to the KKK. Some school children (here and here) are even being exposed to this disgusting smear. This would-be assassin has likely seen Colin Kaepernick wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs.
Don't for a second think that this shooter is an outlier. In recent weeks, we have seen thousands of people attempt to and often succeed in seriously harming police officers in virtually every major city in America. Hundreds of police officers have been seriously injured since the rioting began in May.
We have seen Ivy League law school graduates throwing Molotov cocktails. We've seen demonstrators setting off explosives with nails in them. We've seen police officers hit with heavy rocks and bottles of urine. Some have been blinded by lasers. Officers are being doxed online, and their families are being harassed.
Meanwhile, the college-educated anarchists and the criminal class in urban American have watched while powerful people in the media, in the government and in Hollywood have essentially suggested that the cops had it coming.
Nobody should be sitting around shocked by this latest development.
What is shocking, however, is that some people are actually celebrating these acts of evil. Protesters actually went to the hospital where the Los Angeles deputies were taken and attempted to storm the emergency room. Outside the hospital they chanted, "We hope they die!" and worse.
Against my better judgment I watched on Twitter as one man cheered the Compton shooting, saying, "Ni--er just aired the police out!"
When police officers are assassinated, it is worse than just another urban shooting because they are the symbols of order and security. To see thugs celebrate it and attempt to storm hospital emergency rooms shows just how depraved some elements of society have become.
Over the weekend, we got a stark reminder that the world remains a very dangerous place. Iran is reportedly plotting to assassinate the U.S. ambassador to South Africa.
While the plot is allegedly in retaliation for the U.S. strike that killed Iranian terror mastermind Qassem Soleimani, there's no doubt that the ayatollah's regime is looking to exploit the divisions in our country right now as we head into the election.
Keep in mind that this is the same regime that the Obama Administration rewarded five years ago with hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
And guess what? Many progressives want to do it again, even though the Iranian regime is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, a regime that denies the first Holocaust while it promises a second Holocaust by annihilatingthe Jewish state of Israel.
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