Has Barack Obama Failed to Speak Out on Murdered Cops?
The viral image of outrage of the moment:
Is the image accurate?
Ten seconds — literally ten seconds — on a search engine yields headlines to directly to the contrary:
President Obama: Violence Against Police Is Completely Unacceptable, September 1 2015
“I also promised that I would continue to highlight the uncommon bravery that police officers show in our communities every single day,” Obama said in the statement. “They put their lives on the line for our safety. Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable — an affront to civilized society.”
Police Officer Memorial Day Commemorated, May 15 2015
“Each May, our Nation salutes the American women and men who put their lives on the line every day to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we recognize all those who have dedicated their lives to this vital task. With heavy hearts, we mourn the heroes taken from us only because they chose to serve, and we rededicate ourselves to carrying forward their noble legacy.
“Our law enforcement officers have extraordinarily tough jobs. They regularly work in dangerous environments and in difficult, high-tension situations. And they often face challenges deeply rooted in systemic problems and broader social issues. These professionals serve to protect their communities and strengthen their Nation, and they deserve to go home safely to their loved ones at the end of each shift. As President, I am committed to making sure America’s dedicated police officers receive the support and recognition they have earned, and to doing all I can to protect those who protect us.”
Obama Rejects New York Cop Killings, December 21 2014
“I unconditionally condemn today’s murder of two police officers in New York City. Two brave men won’t be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification,” said Obama’s statement.
There’s more, but I don’t need to show you more to demonstrate that this outrage image has no basis in fact.