Barack Obama has a documented record of siding with black suspects over law enforcement officers even in cases still under investigation. Whether claiming cops “acted stupidly” in arresting a Harvard professor or impetuously reacting to the death of Michael Brown and others, Obama has earned a reputation among certain Americans as an adversary of police.
— Kopi-Wan Kenobi (@LAKingsJedi) September 17, 2015
I wish Obama would defend cops the way he defends Muslims. We do our job and he hates us. They destroy the towers and he embraces them — Heretic (@HereticCop) September 14, 2015
As it turns out, Obama is even prepared to depict the law enforcement community as a breeding ground for “racial bias” when speaking to an audience comprised of police. During a speech he delivered this week at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, he used an ostensible story from his past to illustrate what he sees as a widespread trend.
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“I repeated what I’ve said before,” he told the audience, recalling a recent conversation, “which is that there were times when I was younger – and maybe even as I got a little older, but before I had a motorcade – where I got pulled over. And I confessed … most of the time I got a ticket, I deserved it. I knew why I was pulled over. But there were times where I didn’t.”
Obama went on to conclude that “you have to say there’s some racial bias in the system.”
He did qualify his condemnation by conceding that such racial injustice has been prevalent “in every institution” throughout American history, adding that “bias and stereotypes oftentimes go both ways.”
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While some social media critics felt Obama’s speech was too harsh on law enforcement, a few anti-cop activists contended that he was too obsequious.
Obama pushes FALSE Racist Narratives that have paved the way 4 thugs, Race-hustlers & Libs 2 Blame Cops 4 their Failures! #BlueLivesMatter
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 27, 2015
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