Trump Honors Cops On Police Appreciation Day; Dems Ignore Them or Worse

This week National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day came and went with hardly a mention by members of the news media or a large number of the nation’s political leaders. Monday, January 9 the United States people had an opportunity to show the men and women who serve as federal, state and local law enforcement officers how much the people of this nation value their service and the dangers they face each day in order to protect life and property.

Unfortunately, except for Republicans — especially President-elect Donald Trump and his team members — the Democrats and their allies in the mass media were MIA (missing in action).

While outgoing President Barack Obama’s farewell speech didn’t mention the contributions of the cops — he chose to concentrate on race and bigotry — incoming President Trump made certain to thank the country’s law enforcement community.

trumpfopDefenders of the Democratic Party’s politicians have rationalized their lack of enthusiasm for police officers as having to do with the vast majority of police organizations and unions — including the Border Patrol union and the Fraternal Order of Police — endorsing Donald Trump and not their candidate Hillary Clinton.

For example, the self-avowed conservative website Gateway Pundit claims its editor analyzed over 50 social media accounts of prominent Democrats: “Not one of which even acknowledged appreciation for our police officers.”

“If ever there were a more revealing contrast on how Republicans and Democrats feel about our men and women in the police [work], one need only look at what has been said by President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder — as well as his successor Loretta Lynch — and Hillary Clinton’s campaign comments comparing police working in black neighborhoods with ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] terrorists,” noted former police captain Theodore “Teddy” Bearman.

The contrast couldn’t be clearer – look at the difference between how Trump honored our police and how Democrats treated them.

Worse, Democrats vowed to re-hang a controversial anti-police painting that had been hanging in the US Capitol building, but was taken down by a Republican Congressman who is a veteran.

The “art work” depicts police officers as pigs. The painting (seen below in the video) had been put on display by Congressman William Lacy Clay, a Missouri Democrat. The original Conservative Base story follows:

A U.S. lawmaker from Missouri has placed a painting depicting police officers as animals on display in the U.S. Capitol building, according to a number of police officials who contacted Conservative Base’s editor.

The artwork was painted by a Missouri high school senior named David Pulphus. It dramatically shows the violence and destruction in Ferguson, Mo. after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown by a police officer. The shooting is blamed for the days of protests, rioting and looting of neighborhood stores.

The graphic painting won the annual Congressional Art competition sponsored by U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in May 2016. As a reward for winning the competition Pulphus’ painting is being displayed at the nation’s Capitol complex.

The picture intentionally denigrates law enforcement by depicting two police officers with the heads of animals — one of which appears to be a pig, a throwback to the term “pig” used by radicals such as Bill Ayers and his fellow radicals to describe police officers.  The two cops in the painting are seen aiming their sidearms at protesters who are carrying signs saying “History” and “Racism Kills.”

What is even more disturbing is the image in the painting that clearly depicts a crucified black man wearing a high-school graduation cap holding the scales of justice.

NACOP Chiefs of Police - James Kouri

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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