The deadliest month for officers killed in ambushes was May of 2014, before widespread anti-police violence protesting began.
There’s a been an egregious effort by police unions bosses, political pundits and the every day, misinformed, social media sideline commentators to tie the direct actions of activists in the anti-police violence movement to the recent and tragic deaths of NYPD detectives Wenjian Lui and Raphel Ramos.
A climate of anti-police sentiment is what critics of the movement claim motivated Mr. Ismaaiyl Brinsley to visit New York City and ambush two unsuspecting officers, who were both posthumously promoted to detective first grade.
No voice has been louder and more divisive in the current conversation than Mr. Patrick Lynch, President, NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, who politicized the killing before the bodies of detectives Lui and Ramos had a chance to stiffen.
Supported by outdated talking heads like Mr. Rudy Giuliani, Mr. Lynch, who suggested the blood of the fallen officers are on hands of many, including the palms of Mayor Bill De Blasio, initiated a campaign to make detectives Lui and Ramos martyrs for his self-serving, anti-citizenry cause.
In the process, Mr. Lynch not only exacerbated the tensions already fuming between City Hall and his officers, but showed exactly just how narcissistic and self-righteous he and his colleagues are, which, whether he realizes it or not, gives the anti-police violence movement the ultimate validation.
Mr. Lynch and his supporters shouldn’t be able to spout their propaganda in 2015, so I figured this is the perfect time to shut them down with facts, not opinions.
Mr. Lynch claims it was the protests that grew after Mr. Michael Brown, Jr., and Mr. Eric Garner were murdered by police violence that inspired the crazed gunman to act recklessly and kill two innocent cops.
But the truth is both Mr. Brown and Mr. Garner died in the summer months of 2014, while the deadliest month in terms of police officers being killed in an ambushes was May of 2014, with 18 reported deaths, according to data released this week by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
In fact, in 2014, there were nine NYPD officers that were killed in the line of duty by a gunman.
Furthermore, of the 50 firearm related deaths of officers in America in 2014, ambush-style attacks were the leading causes, and have been now for five years consistently.
In total, in 2014, 126 federal, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty, compared to 102 in 2013.
The warped perception Mr. Lynch has of protesters is based on emotions and bias, not facts or anything tangible that links to them to the murder of NYPD officers, or anyone else in law enforcement for that matter.
His misinformed rhetoric serves only himself and his leadership, in the court of public opinion, is now widely viewed as a illegitimate.
I highly recommend the public turn a deaf ear and a stiff back to Mr. Lynch and those who think like him. Their negatives attitudes and lies serve little purpose in progress, and their contributions in a post-Ferguson America can be replaced with two-ply toilet paper.
Thanks for reading. Until next time, I’m Flood the Drummer® & I’m Drumming for JUSTICE!™