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A hard-won moment of silence for fallen police officers Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention was marred by chants from the crowd of “black lives matter!” in an ugly moment that angered law enforcement representatives and underscored the anti-cop climate that has gripped the nation.

After the mothers of black men who had been killed in racially charged incidents were welcomed onto the stage earlier in the week, Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter pressed the DNC to honor fallen cops. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was invited to speak about the five cops killed in her city July 7, and said she and her fellow officers took the job to "serve and protect, not to hate and discriminate."

When Valdez asked the crowd to join her in a moment of silence for cops killed in the line of duty, jeers erupted from the crowd.

“Please help me to honor ALL of America's fallen officers with a moment of silence,” as the anti-police group’s namesake slogan echoed through the Wells Fargo Center.

Valdez ignored the jeers and introduced family members of fallen police officers, including the mother of Moses Walker, a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department who was gunned down in 2012 hold a moment of silence.

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'Black Lives Matter' chant interrupts moment of silence

A hard-won moment of silence for fallen police officers Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention was marred by chants from the crowd of “black lives matter!” in an ugly moment that angered law enforcement representatives and underscored the anti-cop climate that has gripped the nation.

After the mothers of black men who had been killed in racially charged incidents were welcomed onto the stage earlier in the week, Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter pressed the DNC to honor fallen cops. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was invited to speak about the five cops killed in her city July 7, and said she and her fellow officers took the job to "serve and protect, not to hate and discriminate."
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Many in the crowd cheered Valdez, but the jeers were audible, too. (Associated Press)

When Valdez asked the crowd to join her in a moment of silence for cops killed in the line of duty, jeers erupted from the crowd.

“Please help me to honor ALL of America's fallen officers with a moment of silence,” as the anti-police group’s namesake slogan echoed through the Wells Fargo Center.

Valdez ignored the jeers and introduced family members of fallen police officers, including the mother of Moses Walker, a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department who was gunned down in 2012 hold a moment of silence.

"Moses didn't live long enough to give all of the gifts he had to give," Wayne Walker told the thousands of delegates. "While we're here, we must do the good we can. Absolutely we have to believe that we're stronger together."

Jennifer Loudon, widow of fallen Chicago police officer Thor Soderberg, also addressed the throng and drew cheers when she said police risk their lives to protect citizens.

"I know that in light of recent events, some of us have lost faith," she said.

While many in the crowd appeared moved by the presentation, the jeers did not sit well with law enforcement advocates.

“The comments that were made at the convention last night speak for themselves and I think any intelligent person is going to recognize them for what they are,” said Rich Roberts, spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations.
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Two threads on this the mods could combine under yours.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/ele...ce-police.html

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Some comedian, I assume, in another thread, mentioned that the BLM monkeys were protesting police brutality, and not the police. I'm only assuming he was trying to be facetious.
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For emboldening people to "hunt and assassinate" law enforcement officers...

Wash. Sheriff Blames Obama for 'War on Cops'
March 7, 2017 - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich stood by remarks he made Saturday at a conservative rally in Spokane Valley, in which he blamed former President Barack Obama for emboldening people to "hunt and assassinate" law enforcement officers.
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Obama's rhetoric, the sheriff claims, is part of a broader "war on cops" that inspired attacks on officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas; New York and other cities. "What I said about Barack Obama -- our former president -- that was not rhetoric," Knezovich said in an interview Monday. "That was my heartfelt belief that President Obama let this country down. That man was perfectly positioned to heal this country and close the divide between law enforcement and the people, and he blew it."

Knezovich, a Republican, has made similar statements before, including after the fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers last summer. The difference, he believes, is that his most recent speech was delivered at a rally in support of Donald Trump. "I speak at Democrat rallies; I speak all over the place," Knezovich said Monday. The chairman of the Spokane County Democrats, Andrew Biviano, wrote an "open letter" to Knezovich on Facebook in which he urged the sheriff to "tone down your own rhetoric and use more nuanced language, lest someone level at you the same unfair accusation of complicity in murder." According to the Washington Post, the number of law enforcement officers intentionally killed each year has been steadily declining for decades and reached historic lows during Obama's presidency.


The Post analyzed data from the Officers Down Memorial Page, a website that tracks police fatalities in real time, and found an average of 62 intentional killings per year under Obama. That compares to 101 under Ronald Reagan, 90 under George H.W. Bush, 81 under Bill Clinton and 72 under George W. Bush. However, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there has been an increase in "ambush-style" attacks, which claimed the lives of 21 officers in 2016, the highest total of any year in the past two decades. The Memorial Fund reported that 135 officers died in the line of duty last year, including 64 from gun-related incidents and 53 from traffic-related incidents.

Knezovich said he still has some "reservations" about Trump but stopped short of blaming him for any tensions between police and marginalized communities. By contrast, he said Obama established an anti-police tone early in his presidency by suggesting that a Cambridge, Massachusetts, officer "acted stupidly" in the 2009 arrest of black Harvard University professor Henry Gates Jr. Biviano said Obama "validated the pain of those who had suffered at the hands of police" and "definitely stood up for police as well" by recognizing the sacrifices of law enforcement officers in speeches and eulogies, and by allocating billions of federal dollars to maintain local police forces. Knezovich should remind people of that, he said. "That, coming from the mouth of a sheriff, would mean so much," Biviano said in an interview. "I want this to be an opportunity for this dialogue to be fixed."

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