CRITICS ATTACK KCK MAYOR HOLLAND FOR CONTROVERSIAL COMPARISON DURING PRESS CONFERENCE FOR POLICE CAPTAIN KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY!!!
Recent comments from the KCK newbie mayor have stirred a strong reaction from our blog community.
First . . .
I was thinking about doing a roundup of the really touching vigil last night for the police captain killed in KCK but the reality is that this is a there's much better coverage out there that recounts the moment of community healing much better.
Here's a great resource for those who want to read more about last night's vigil:
KCK Cops, Community Come Together To Grieve Fallen Officer
Now . . .
Here's the offending passage from a recent statement from Mayor Holland:
Money line . . .
KCK Mayor Mark Holland "Captain Melton's death tells us that tragedy and evil are always possible in this line of work. It reopens a raw hurt still festering within our community. Further, in the two months between our officers’ deaths, our nation has erupted with violence. We have seen the loss of innocent lives at the hands of police; and we have seen the ambush and murder of police who were actively protecting the public. Our nation is in uncertain times."
The reaction from our blog community . . .
"Why did he have to throw in a comment about innocent people killed by the police when this press conference was about an innocent police officer killed by a criminal? I just don't understand. This is not the time and place for that. Let's stand by this family and this department and bury this hero. Then folks like the mayor can go back to their inflammatory rhetoric."
Can't help but agree . . . The comparison is an obvious false equivalence . . .
DOMESTIC TERRORISTS AND/OR CRIMINALS TARGETING POLICE SHOULDN'T BE COMPARED WITH TRAGIC SHOOTINGS OF BLACK MEN BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OR ELSE A DESTRUCTIVE CYCLE OF RETALIATION ENDURES!!!
The cruel, unfortunate and harsh reality is that a great many police shootings involve a suspect dying as a result of their own actions WHEREAS gunman targeting cops are simply looking to kill people for doing their job.
Of course there are exceptions to every rule and I think most people agree that the latest police shooting put on blast by the mainstream media looks like a straight up Barney Fife move:
Video Shows Unarmed Man on Ground With Hands Up Before Police Shoot Him
Nevertheless . . .
Kansas City, Kansas voters should remember that during a time of great stress and public outpouring of sympathy . . . Some say Mayor Holland engaged in a tragic bit of political pandering.
You decide . . .