She swims in it so much she may no longer even feel the heat, but Hillary Clinton is in hot water again — this time for a political move that borders on cruel and unusual punishment for America’s police officers who have become targets of increasing violence.
After her campaign invited the relatives of several black men killed by police to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week — but obviously failed to invite the relatives of slain police officers — top cops in Philadelphia were quick to call out the insult.
Notably, the mother of Michael Brown is invited to speak at the DNC. Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement, largely based on the lie that the black teen was gunned down by police with his hands in the air. “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was later determined to be a false narrative by the Obama Justice Department.
John McNesby, president of the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the Democrat convention, which opens Monday in the City of Brotherly Love. Clearly the upset officers weren’t feeling the love from the Clinton camp whose actions prove that, to Democrats, Blue Lives Don’t Matter as much as scoring political points with the base.
“The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit and not implied racism,” Mr. McNesby said in a statement.
As an olive branch, the DNC has invited former Philadelphia police commissioner, Charles Ramsey, who has been outspoken about national police shootings to deliver an address.
Unpersuaded by the gesture, John McNesby went on to lash Clinton, saying:
“Mrs. Clinton, you should be ashamed of yourself, if that is possible.”
Do you agree with the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police?