So one group of people can disregard the law with impunity, blocking traffic, interfering with normal business activity on private property, attack police and chant that police should be killed. One group of people can burn down major part of a town without any punishment. A person can chant, "burn it down" and not face consequences when, in fact, many business building in the area are burned down. One group of people can ignore the demonstrated facts that show that a young, huge thug attacked a police officer and attempted to take that officer's gun and as a result was shot dead, and take that same thug and hold him up as an innocent martyr...and the main stream media parrots that claim as a fact, endorsing the activity.
The United States of America used to be law abiding. Now our President, the U.S. Attorney General, and the Mayor of one of our largest cities disrespect and accuse our Police Officers of malfeasance. And they do this while seeming to endorse minority anger and violence toward Police.
And now we have the assassination of two NYC police officers by a guy messaging, "they got one of ours, let's take two of theirs." Seems a clear connection to the ongoing demonstrations; and the permissive attitude of our top leaders to the law-breaking actions of demonstrators while criticizing police sure contributed to these killings. And I note myriad "tweets" and other social media comments that commend these killings.
Too bad the police cannot withdraw from all those communities that seem so angry with the police presence for a period...say a month or two...and that would include all of NYC and include the protection detail for the Mayor. Clearly he feels that NYC would be the utopia he desires if only the police would either be absent, or simply issue verbal suggestions to law breakers.
Show the proper respect to the uniformed Police Officer and problems are rare. A policeman usually had a valid reason for any given command; how much intelligence does it take to simply obey and wait for the matter to be resolved? When not questioning me, a cop is protecting me, my family, and my property, as well as that of my neighbors and friends...why should I want to give him "attitude?" But I see some people actually look to provoke anyone, much less police, for entertainment. These are the same people who disrespect their elders, their neighborhood and, unrecognized, themselves. Yet they seem to believe that they are "entitled!" None of us is entitled. All of us have to earn our respect by showing that we can learn from experiences and schooling, hold a job by being on time and doing what we are hired to do, and respecting those around us...not sitting a corner talking trash at anyone who goes by. Yet our country's leaders seem to be taking the sides of the trash-talkers and throwing law abiding people and the Police who protect us under the bus. That is NOT acceptable and it is time the majority of America speaks up and puts a stop to it.