Barack Obama has promised (threatened?) to remain “in the political arena after he leaves office next year.” If he wants to do something genuinely useful and constructive as a former president, why doesn’t he mount his bully pulpit and address the black community in the nation, which has become convinced police are their enemy and that wanton murder of the men in blue is the answer.
Another senseless police death occurred yesterday in San Antonio. Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, pulled over a vehicle in a routine traffic stop. According to station KENS:
While he was inside his vehicle writing a ticket, a black vehicle pulled up behind him.
The driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to Marconi’s driver-side window and shot him in the head, [Police Chief William] McManus said.
Then the suspect reached into the window and shot Marconi a second time, he said.
The suspect then got back in his car and pulled away….
McManus said the suspect is a black male around five-foot-seven to six feet in height, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black baggy pants. The suspect also has a beard.
Police say they don’t know the motive for the shooting, but it sure sounds like an assassination.
They have since posted the following to their Facebook page:
In addition, a video of the suspect has turned up:
It is hard to know if Obama could umdo any of the damage he has done first by supporting Black Lives Matter, which advocates the killing of police, and, second by his reluctance so far to denounce these killings. It wouldn’t hurt for him to try.