Sunday, April 29, 2012

“We are No Longer a Protected Class. We are a Targeted Class”: The War on Police Expands: Why Do So Many Bad Guys Feel Emboldened to Assault and

Murder Cops?

We are a different kind of a personality. And sometimes it’s difficult for us to understand why we are subject, why we are subject [N.S.: Chief O’Connor repeated himself for effect] to this violence, and this hate, undeserved hate, because of what we do, and how we do it. A lot of things are under attack, not just law enforcement. I just think authority itself in the United States is under attack….

We make easy targets. We present ourselves in situations, you know, where there is a high probability of danger and criminal activity. So, by our ability and by our responses, we understand that we become victims.

We were once a protected class. There was an aura about law enforcement that we didn’t have to worry about it. That aura is gone. We are no longer a protected class. We are a targeted class of individuals.

And law enforcement, we conduct our business, we try to enforce the law. And sometimes, when we enforce the law, that’s considered disrespect by a lot of individuals. And the response for perceived disrespect is an aggressive response, it’s a violent response. And it’s what we suffer in the community.

Maryland Heights Police Chief Tom O’Connor, in video Part IV; Chief Tom O’Connor served in the USMC in the War in Vietnam. He’s been a cop since 1968.

Chief Tom O’Connor will never admit it, but everything he said in his interview was about race. The war on police is identical with the rise of black supremacy, better known as the civil rights movement. Black supremacy got an additional shot in the arm through the illegal election of the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama.”

Black supremacist adults have for 50 years taught black children to assault and otherwise violate everything and everyone white, especially white authority figures. They are so evil that they can even rationalize the murder of black cops with, "They just work for the white man." Meanwhile, more and more black cops are telling black comminities, in code, "We're on your side, the side of black criminals, so don't shoot us." The message within the mixed message has had limited success in getting through.

Countenance Blog writes,
Channel 2′s Special About Anti-Police Violence

Last night during their 9 PM news. It’s online now.

But you don’t have to watch the whole thing. I can spell it out for you in one easy word:


In case you still don’t get it, I’ll give you an executive summary:

The very existence of a black President has given black thugs socio-cultural carte blanche to go all in and all out against “da man,” namely, white cops. You know, “we’z takin over honkey,” or “this is a black world.”

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Videos of Mandy Murphey’s Fox KTVI St. Louis Special

Part I


Part II


Part III


Part IV

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FOX 2 Special: Violence Against Police
By Mandy Murphey
Posted on April 26, 2012, 9:49 a.m., updated at 10:30 p.m.
KTVI St. Louis

[N.S.: Blah, blah, blah.]

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The number of police officers killed in the line of duty is rising. Last year the number jumped 14 percent nationwide. Six died in Missouri, 2 in Illinois.

Our Fox 2 special report examines why this is happening. Criminals are not afraid to shoot and kill a police officer. The International Association of Police Chiefs says 85 percent of agencies nationwide have been forced to reduce their budgets and cut manpower and equipment. There were 58,000 police officers assaulted nationwide last year.

This is the real issue according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police. They blame the degradation of criminals and easier access to guns. They believe the criminals now believe they have nothing to lose by hurting or killing a police officer. St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom discussed the problem on our special report.

A national group with a strong Missouri chapter is called COPS. Concerns of Police Survivors. It is made up of survivors of those officer [sic] killed in the line of duty. These families step in to help other families through the grief process. COPS also helps children of officers killed. Backstoppers is the financial backbone of these families as it steps in when an officer is killed and takes over the family’s bills. It is funded through donations.

If you would like to help, click here.

Organizations That Record the Fallen, and/or Minister to Their Survivors

Backstoppers: 1-800-782-2222

Nation Center for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police

National COPS Program: Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Memorial to All Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty, 1863-2011

Officer Down Memorial Page: Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty Across the Country, 1791-present

[A tip ‘o the rubber truncheon to Countenance Blog.


Anonymous said...

The issue is that bad guys no longer fear cops. Cops don't shoot enough people and don't give enough people enough beat downs. There is no fear. That is why the 50s and early 60s were good for cops. They were much more aggressive in dangerous situations and made sure the bad guys felt the sting of a night stick or a bullet at the slightest provocation.

countenance said...

Most of this "investigative" report was nothing but a fundraiser for Backstopper and C.O.P.S. Not that that's a bad thing, but we could have used a little bit of the truth.

countenance said...


Sorry to make another comment, but this report mentions a black cop offed in the line of duty in 2007. I did a post about that, which generated some flame e-mails, which I knew it would:

Anonymous said...

To quote the paperback jacket review excerpt: "If you love cops, read THE NEW CENTURIONS/If you hate cops, read THE NEW CENTURIONS". It's a fascinating insight by a former LAPD cop, Joseph Wambaugh. He published the book in 1971 but it covers the 1960s including the Watts riots in L.A. I think cops are targeted due to the abolishment of the death penalty and the extremely long time for between conviction and execution...