By Trey Rusk
Over the past decade the biased liberal media, false narratives and political police administrators have contributed to police assaults and deaths. This was caused by a wave of anti-police sentiment beginning at the very top of our government. It started with the Trayvon Martin case and has evolved into an open season on police officers.
Yesterday, several Houston Police Officers were shot and wounded while attempting to serve a drug warrant. These officers were doing what they were supposed to be doing. Arresting criminals.
Something happened in our social and moral structure that has emboldened criminals to attempt to kill police officers on a daily basis. Never before have we had so many direct assaults on officers as we have had in recent weeks. It is time to correct the situation.
People bought into the lie that police officers were killing black citizens after the Ferguson, Missouri incident. The lie spread far and wide to the point that politicians were attempting to further their careers based on this false notion. Police officers were targeted for prosecution and worse, murder.
Cities rioted and political shills were appointed as Chief's of Police. Disengagement training was implemented and officers were instructed to stand down in the face of rampant crime. Penalties were reduced in order to placate blacks who in return continued to rob, burglarize, rape, deal drugs and murder.
In 2016 a study conducted at Harvard showed that there were no racial biases found to show police officers were more likely to shoot black people over other races. When it comes to the most lethal form of force — police shootings — the study finds no racial bias.
“It is the most surprising result of my career,” said Roland G. Fryer Jr., the author of the study and a professor of economics at Harvard. Roland G. Fryer Jr. is also black. The study examined more than 1,000 shootings in 10 major police departments, in Texas, Florida and California.
The result contradicts the image of police shootings that many Americans hold after the killings (some captured on video) of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; Tamir Rice in Cleveland; Walter Scott in South Carolina; Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La.; and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
People believe what they want to believe. I believe that based on statistical data from Harvard University that race has played a major role in the killing of our police officers.
The lie was planted, then cultivated, then distributed by race baiters who in fact knew the truth but the truth was not convenient for their agenda.
It's time to stop the de-escalation training and disengagement programs. That means our legislature needs to address the problem through laws that would eliminate this type of training. Unshackle our police officers by letting them fight crime again and put political correctness aside. Our officers need our visible and unwavering support.
That's the way I see it.
Statistical data contributed by The New York Times