Op-ed: The media is attacking Trump for honoring a retired cop who was murdered. We’ve lost our souls.

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Washington, D.C. – President Trump, unlike literally everyone on the left, tweeted his condolences for retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn, who was murdered several days ago while trying to protect a pawn shop from looters. Taking a cue form the American mainstream media, the British publication Daily Mail went on the attack. 

Their headline: 

“Donald Trump tries to weaponize death of retired black cop shot guarding looters against Joe Biden by claiming Democrat is pushing ‘left wing narrative about the riots'”

After he was shot, passersby took the time to broadcast his dying moments on Facebook Live, but did not bother to try to render aid. Dorn was not just a cop, he was a black man, killed in the riots and looting. 

At a time when Black Lives Matter is using the hashtag #sayhisname, no one on the left is uttering the name David Dorn, raising the question, do all black lives matter, or just the ones that advance a narrative, because as we will see, few on the left are saying his name. 

Shortly after, Donald Trump Jr. sent out a tweet that the President retweeted:

Apparently, the fact that they spoke truth about the tragic loss of Captain Dorn was weaponizing and politicizing it. 

The reality is, Joe Biden and the usually loud cacophony of the Hollywood elite and athletes are completely silent regarding the death of not only Captain Dorn, but also but the death of David Patrick Underwood, who was “assassinated” while trying to keep the peace amid the violent riots that erupted in Oakland.

But what else should we expect from the man who said of police, “when an ‘unarmed’ man comes at you with a knife, shoot them in the leg.”

He did however, have time to tweet about his distorted mindset of the need for sweeping police reform. 

You mean like the people who murdered these officers, those who tried to run over cops in New York and Buffalo, and those who killed 62 black men in Chicago since May 1st? 

 Have you wondered why people think that the mainstream media is on the attack with everything the President says and does?

Here is what CNN had to say:

“President Donald Trump also paid tribute to Dorn on Twitter, saying, ‘Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you!’
 
Trump’s tweet was not universally welcomed. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay tweeted in response: ‘We won’t let you use this Black man for your political gain. You can try. But we will not let it happen. May he rest in peace. May the truth about his murderers come to light. And may he not have his name dragged into your vicious, evil games.'” 
 
And the tweet they were referring to:
 

 
For the record, there is no other mention of Dorn in her Twitter feed. But, she did make sure she retweeted someone who was trying to rewrite the history books on the Second Amendment. 
 

 
Ironically, LeBron James, Alyssa Milano and so many other celebrities that are vocal on social media are silent about the life of David Dorn and other African Americans that have been killed as part of these riots.
 
It makes you wonder why. Is it perhaps, as the president’s son stated…they are trying to push a very specific narrative? It certainly appears that way. 
Shaun King, since June 1st, has well over three hundred tweets and retweets covering everything from videos of police interactions to calls to defund police. How many mentions of Captain David Dorn? 
 
Not one. 
 

 

 

 
On the opposite side of that coin, guess who is extremely upset and is saying something about the senseless killing of Dorn and Underwood? 
 
We, the writers at Law Enforcement Today. 
 
Why? Because we are outraged at these deaths. Just as we are at the death of George Floyd and so many others. These were human beings and deserved better. It just so happens we are angered by the fact that Dorn and Underwood aren’t being talked about on the left. 
 
They dedicated their lives to serving others. But they are an afterthought for so many, irrelevant to many others. 
 
Hence the reason, when we talk about, like the President…we are just weaponizing these deaths. 
 
The following article written by or national spokesman says it best. 
 
 

This editorial is by Law Enforcement Today’s National Spokesman Kyle Reyes.  Warning – he swears.  If you’re looking for something trivial to be upset about while the world burns, just stop reading right now.

ST. LOUIS, MI – You know what pisses me off?

Well, a lot of stuff right now.  But here’s one thing in particular.

I started to write this article with what damn near amounts to a disclaimer – something about how nobody hates a bad cop more than a good cop, the injustice of George Floyd, etc.

Because that’s what everyone is doing right now.  Hedging.

Yes.  What happened to Floyd was bullshit.  He wasn’t a good person – he was a criminal.  But that doesn’t change a thing.  

But rioting?  Burning down cities?  Destroying businesses?  That doesn’t bring him back.  That doesn’t bring justice.  It doesn’t spark conversations.  It furthers the divide.

Now, hundreds upon hundreds of officers have been seriously injured.  People are being killed in the streets.  Everyone is at each others’ throats.

Was it worth it?  Is that your idea of justice?

That’s not justice.  That’s anarchy.

That’s not about Floyd.  That’s about months of liberal governors telling you to stay in your damn homes.

That’s about four years of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

These riots aren’t about Floyd.  His death was simply a catalyst.  A spark, if you will, to a powder keg that’s called America right now.

Interestingly, nobody seems to give a shit about the virus all of a sudden.  Which means one of two things is going to most likely happen.

  1. This virus is about to explode in America, killing hundreds of thousands of people, which ultimately arguably means we burned down the economy, killed hundreds of thousands of businesses and put millions out of work for nothing. OR
  2. Nobody is going to get sick, and we’ll realize we probably burned down the economy, killed hundreds of thousands of businesses and put millions out of work for nothing. 

So let me ask you this, America.

Are you able to take a close look at what’s happening?

If none of that shit hits home, then how about this?  How about the fact that two black law enforcement officers were murdered in the middle of the riots?

Is that your “eye for an eye”?  Does that make it “even Steven”?  Was it worth it?

What stops the madness?  What is it you really want?  Don’t give me this line of vague bullshit about feelings.  Don’t give me the stupidity of “defunding the police”.  

Have an actual damn conversation about what you want.  Because that’s what adults do.  Or at least that’s what they are supposed to do.

Now let’s take a look at the two law enforcement officers murdered… apparently in the name of “justice”.

ST. LOUIS, MI – The debauchery has officially come full-circle following riots relating to the death of George Floyd.

This time, it was a retired police captain who was gunned down and left to die.

The aftermath of the murder of 77-year-old David Dorn was reportedly broadcast live on Facebook during the early morning hours of June 2nd, outside of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.

Police say that Dorn was shot in the torso at approximately 2:30 a.m. that morning. Various publications have reported that Dorn’s actual murder was live cast online, but that is not the case apparently.

The live cast heavily reported on was that of someone discovering his body after the shooting.

Law Enforcement Today located the video where an unidentified young man happens upon the deceased body of Dorn. The video starts with the young man driving down the street, and seeing the body of Dorn lying on the sidewalk.

You can hear the person on the video say the following when he sees the body of Dorn:

“Oh my God cuz, no cuz, come on cuz. Not the old head bro.”

The driver of the vehicle, who is recording wants to make his way over to the pawn shop, where Dorn’s body laid, and the vehicle passenger was warning the driver to not get out of the car. The driver responded:

“Come on cuz, that’s somebody’s granddad…give me my thumper.”

The video continues from the perspective of the driver, and he appears to be holding some type of gun, which a “thumper” is a term often used for a firearm. While standing over the deceased body of Dorn, the person taking the video begins to shout at those nearby:

“Over some TVs man?! For real! This is somebody’s granddaddy cuz.”

A group nearby says something inaudible to the person filming, in which the person recording responds with:

“Fuck you n*gga, the fuck you trying to do? You killed this man over some TVs cuz.”

The video in question is difficult to watch, as not only it portrays the brutal aftermath of the riots and looting in St. Louis, but also from the emotion and anger in the young man’s voice seeing the result of a senseless murder.

Our team at Law Enforcement Today has chosen not to show the video out of respect for the family.

The Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis stated the following about the murder of Dorn:

“He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer.”

Dorn had spent 38 years in law enforcement with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, from 1969 up until 2007 when he retired. It was said that Dorn was familiar with the owners of the pawn shop that he was murdered in front of, and would often respond to alarm calls even in his retirement.  

Sadly, that latest alarm call that he responded to on June 2nd led to him being murdered.

A sign was posted in front of the scene where Dorn was murdered that read the following:

“Y’all killed a black man because ‘they’ killed a black man??? Rest in peace.”

The wording on the sign posted in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry are some of the hardest hitting words that are indicative of what has become of these riots.

Police have not identified any suspects in the killing of Dorn and are currently offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information on who the suspects involved may be.

This man’s life mattered, and he put his life on the line until the very end for what was right.

This man’s life was taken because criminals wanted to loot and riot, under the guise of this now heavily manipulated movement ongoing.

This man deserved better.

OAKLAND, CA – Police sources in California have told Law Enforcement Today that they are “in shock” that the “assassin” who murdered a federal officer has escaped.

They warn that he could very well strike again.

On Sunday, we learned the identity of the federal officer who was shot and killed in Oakland, California Friday night.

Patrick Underwood, 53, was “assassinated” while trying to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S.

The riots obviously come in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.

Now officials at the Department of Homeland Security have confirmed that the officer’s death was related to the riots in Oakland.

A second officer was reportedly wounded and is fighting for his life, listed in critical condition.

ABC7 reports according to federal officials, the two were at the Ronald Dellums Federal Building on Clay Street when a vehicle approached just before 10 p.m.

Officials say that someone in the vehicle opened fire on the contract security officers.

Over the weekend, federal officials said the officers were watching over the protests when the shooting occurred.

The officer’s sister confirmed Underwood’s death in a message on social media:

“My brother, Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal officer, was murdered 5/29/20 in Oakland California, while on duty during the riots. This Violence Must Stop.”

On Saturday in a news conference in Washington, DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf called the slaying of the officer an assassination.

“As of late we have witnessed an outright assault on our law enforcement community,” Wolf said.

“Last night in Oakland, California, an assassin cowardly shot two Federal Protective Service contractors as they stood watch over a protest.

One officer was killed, the other is in critical condition…Let me express my deepest condolences to the family members of these two FPS contractors.”

Ken Cuccinelli is the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  He also called acts like the Oakland shooting an “act of domestic terrorism.”

“Let me be clear,” he said. “When someone targets a police officer or a police station with an intention to due harm and intimidate that is an act of domestic terrorism.

Fighting terrorism was the very reason for the founding of the Department of Homeland Security. And I said earlier we will stand behind out law enforcement officers here in the department and all over America.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom – who has a strained relationship, at best, with law enforcement – expressed his condolences to the slain officer’s family.

“This is a moment of pain for our state and nation,” he said.

“We are also mourning the tragic loss of a federal security officer and wounding of another in Oakland. Jennifer and I send our sincere condolences to their families, friends and colleagues.

No one should rush to conflate this heinous act with the protests last night. A federal investigation is underway, and we should let that process play out.”

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