Police chiefs group: Obama, Clinton, Sanders silent about cop-killing epidemic

While President Barack Obama and the Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been less than kind in their remarks about America’s local police departments in response to a number of police shootings of blacks, the killings and assaults of police officers on cities’ streets doesn’t receive the slightest mention by these leftists politicians. Despite an epidemic of killings of cops, the administration, including the Justice Department. has avoided even mentioning the topic.

According to a statement released on Friday by Craig Floyd, the head of the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, “Seven law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in as many days underscoring the danger faced by the men and women who work to protect us all. This is tragic news for these officers, their families and the departments in which they served. Each was doing their job. Each played a vital role in their community. Each will be greatly missed.”

“This news is shocking. I cannot recall any time in recent years when six law enforcement professionals have been murdered by gunfire in multiple incidents in a single week.  Already this year there have been eight officers shot and killed, compared to just one during the same period last year and represents a very troubling trend,” added Floyd.

According to a column on the subject appearing on the Fox News web page, the silence on officer deaths greatly contrasts with the “Democratic [presidential] candidates’ often fiery language on police brutality against African Americans.”

“When it came to the issue of law enforcement at Thursday night’s Democratic debate, the candidates focused almost exclusively on “police reform.” Vermont Sen. Sanders said he’s “sick and tired” of seeing unarmed black people shot by police, likening heavily equipped departments to “occupying armies” – a reference to Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere. Hillary Clinton hit similar points,” noted Fox News.

Police Chief Jack Rinchich, President of the more than 13,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police states, “All police officers are heroes. They put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and every day, an average of 161 law enforcement officers are assaulted, injured or disabled while on the job. But officers who most need our help – those who are permanently paralyzed or disabled in the line of duty – are the very ones most likely to become forgotten heroes.”

“Hidden from public view, denied adequate financial assistance and crucial moral support, these forgotten heroes are often left to rebuild their lives and provide for their families utterly alone,” said Chief  Rinchich.

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The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) recently responded to Hillary Clinton‘s assertion during a Democratic presidential debate that there is “systemic racism” in law enforcement.

During Sunday’s televised Democratic Presidential Debate in Charleston, South Carolina, candidate Hillary Clinton was asked by NBC news anchor Lestor Holt, a debate moderator, if it is a perception or a reality that the lives of black males are viewed as being cheap in the eyes of police officers. The media darling Clinton responded without hesitation: “It’s reality. It has been heartbreaking and incredibly outraging to see the constant stories of young men, like Walter Scott, who have been killed by police officers.”

“Certainly Secretary Clinton misspoke [Sunday] night.  The reality is every single life is precious and the men and women who are sworn to protect and serve do so for everyone.  To say or suggest anything else is distressing and completely without merit,” said CEO and Executive Director Jonathan Thompson of the organization that represents thousands of American sheriffs.

Her anti-police statement during her debate against Bernie Sanders follows another incident in which Mrs. Clinton, the Democrat’s presidential heir apparent, participated in a townhall event for Univision’s offshoot television network Fusion during which she answered questions about white privilege and terrorism. Hillary Clinton said “white terrorism” and “police violence” are just as big a threat today as the Islamist terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“Mrs. Clinton, who is the subject of an FBI corruption investigation, appears ready to continue President Barack Obama’s cop-bashing that began almost immediately when he was inaugurated. It helps to create division between the races which helps the Democrats to win elections,” said former police detective and U.S. Marine Sid Franes, one of the nation’s first African American major-city police detectives.

Although Clinton often refers to ISIS as dangerous extremists, ironically, it is alleged that Clinton and her boss Barack Hussein Obama are responsible for the creation of ISIS. Reports have surfaced revealing they had trained and armed the Islamist army in the hope that they would push Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad out of power.


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Jim Kouri is a member of the Board of Advisors and a former vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the families of those officers paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty.

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