Video has surfaced of an unarmed black man raising his arms and begging police officers not to shoot, moments before they shoot him in the leg, as law enforcement personnel across the country state they are at war with the public they supposedly serve.
Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was laying in the middle of a North Miami road trying to assist his autistic patient who was holding a toy truck when an officer opened fire.
Kinsey sustained a police-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. From his hospital bed, he told local news that officers patted him down, flipped him over, and handcuffed him right after being shot. It took 20 minutes for medics to arrive. When Kinsey asked why he was shot, the officer responsible said he didn’t know.
“And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know,’” Kinsey said.
“I was really more worried about him [the patient] more than myself because … once I’ve got my hands up they’re not going to shoot me, this is what I’m thinking, they’re not going to shoot me,” Kinsey said. “Wow, was I wrong.”
With increasing frequency, law enforcement personnel – including sheriffs, police chiefs, and other command-level officers – are overtly stating that they are at war with the public they supposedly serve. Few have been as candid as police officer and combat veteran Brandon Obie.
“Alot [sic] of these thugs don’t realize that alot [sic] of us officers have spent alot [sic] of our time downrange stepping in the sandbox and are ready for a righteous fight if they want to bring one,” snarled Obie, in a comment posted on a law enforcement-oriented Facebook page. Identical sentiments were expressed by Major Travis Yates of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department, who lectures nation-wide on officer safety issues and is editor-in-chief of the publication Law Officer.
“We are at war!” exclaimed Major Yates. “The men and women behind the badge know it. Good leaders know it, and decent communities know it. For the safety of all of our men and women behind the badge, it is time our country knows it.” In what some might consider a remarkable specimen of hyperbole, Major Yates compares the emotional impact of recent episodes in which police officers have been murdered to the 9/11 attacks.
“I’ll never forget the mood at the squad meeting at 3 pm on September 11, 2001,” Yates recalls. “I gathered with about 20 cops in the same room that we had deployed out of for years but this day was different. Our country had been attacked and we were pissed. In fact, several from that day joined the military and others seriously pondered it.”
“Those thoughts and feelings came back like a vengeance this morning as I heard the news about Baton Rouge,” he continues. “Yes, we all saw five officers killed in Dallas last week and multiple shot throughout the week but today’s news solidifies what just about no one wants to acknowledge – we are at war.”
Celebrity Sheriff David Clarke of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County, an FBI-indoctrinated drug warrior with a Master’s Degree in “Security Studies,” issued an undisguised call for action to “eradicate” Black Lives Matter activists and others giving voice to what he calls “anti-cop rhetoric.” Such people, he ranted, are “vulgar, vile, [and] vicious … slime” whom he characterized as “domestic terrorists.” He now demands that the public and the political class mobilize for a literal war of extermination – and he insists that citizens must rally to the defense and protection of the police officers whose advertised role is to protect them.
“It’s time to come to the aid of our police, our front-line soldiers, by calling this war, and not terrorism,” Clarke said in The Hill. “Avoiding the truth through wordsmithing – the false narrative of the lone-wolf – is contemptible as more innocent officers perish while our politicians hem and haw. We as a people need to declare that we stand with the rule of law, and not with the false tales of the revolutionary Marxist forces, who most recently have rebranded themselves from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.”
Those who refuse to enlist in that war are “accomplices” in league with “an enemy within our borders [and] without our borders,” Clarke insists.
“The time’s come, we’ve got to rewrite the playbook on how we’re doing business and really change the way we’re doing things – but it takes two,” commented Police Chief Ramsay. “It takes all parties to come together to make a difference.”
Sheriff Clarke and other war-crazed Blue Privilege cultists would most likely treat Ramsay’s comments as evidence of collusion with the “enemy,” rather than a gesture of reconciliation by a chief who at some level aspires to be a peace officer devoted to serving the public, rather than the interests of his professional tribe.
Posted to the Police Officers Facebook page, cops make an ominous call of war. “Make no mistake….A War is Coming.”