Two Lives That Mattered to Us
Two more black lives wearing peace officer uniforms were lost yesterday, and not a peep out of Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, ACLU, or any vocal proponent purporting to support minorities.
If they’ve issued a press release, and I’ve somehow missed it, please let me know.
There has also been no condemnation of the man accused of snuffing out black lives and now on the run from law enforcement authorities in Florida. The manhunt is gobbling up hoards of precious resources that are surely needed elsewhere, but they are unavailable because one person reportedly declared, “Goals!!!! To be on Americas most wanted.”
Master Sgt. Debra Clayton and Deputy Sheriff First Class Norman Lewis mattered to us. They mattered a lot, and we are pretty angry right now. We’ll control our emotions, we’ll be professional, but make no mistake, we are livid.
In Sept. 2016 I wrote an article titled, Black Lives in Blue Uniforms. I documented the deaths of 16 black peace officers in the previous two calendar years without a word of support from BLM and their ilk.
My purpose is to expose their hypocrisy. They do not care about minorities, they simply want to eradicate social order and gain power through threats and intimidation. In many areas, it has worked because their lies and deception have been legitimized and embraced by some.
I am rooting and praying for the law enforcement authorities to capture the suspect believed responsible for the recent carnage in Orlando, not because he’s black, but because he is accused of doing some very evil things.
Today I am also hoping and praying for the Clayton and Lewis families, not because they are black, nor because they were cops, but because humanity calls for it.
– Jim McNeff