A political lie, not a real problem, got Officers Ramos and Liu killed

A political lie, not a real problem, got Officers Ramos and Liu killed

[Ed. – One of the best focuses I’ve seen on this point.]

Their murders, NYPD commissioner William Bratton correctly argues, were a “direct spinoff” of the Left’s sulfurous rage over “racist killer cops” and their alleged serial homicides against black Americans in general and black men in particular. Blacks, the Left contends, are being wiped out by prejudiced police officers consumed with anti-black hatred.

This is a compelling and disturbing story. It also is a monstrous fiction or — more accurately — a volatile, stinking pile of lies.

Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley murdered Liu and Ramos execution-style in retaliation for the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island. Despite having enough hatred aimed at him to melt steel, none of police officer Darren Wilson’s millions of critics has presented so much as one e-mail, letter, locker-room quip, precinct-house whisper, or other sliver of evidence that he harbors any hostility whatsoever toward blacks. In particular, Wilson has not exhibited enough such animus to murder Brown, an 18-year-old who (a racially integrated grand jury concluded) reached for Wilson’s gun and then charged at him like a raging bull — just minutes after strong-arm robbing cigars from a convenience store.

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s chokehold of Eric “I can’t breathe” Garner was as sad, senseless, and needless as Garner’s subsequent heart attack was fatal. Nonetheless, no one has given proof that Pantaleo was a bigot. Indeed, he and his unit were supervised that fateful day by Kizzy Adoni, a black female NYPDsergeant.

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