(Tea Party PAC) – Anti-police sentiment has been ramping up around the country, despite the fact that the data consistently shows that the vast, vast majority of cops are good cops.
We need to root out the bad ones, yes. This is one of the rare issues that both conservatives and liberals alike can emphatically agree–and this is pretty significant in an era of unprecedented partisanship.
But it is nothing short of anarchy to endorse and support widespread, anti-police sentiment across the board.
But this is what is happening nonetheless.
A mural depicting a peace officer hanging from a noose was discovered on the side of a building in Houston, Texas as thousands of protesters take to the streets to protest the slaying of George Floyd in police custody last week.
16 Americans have already died in the ongoing riots and violence which have erupted in the wake of Floyd’s death, including police officers. Black police officers, at that.
Upon discovery of the mural, the owner of the property, “290 ink” immediately painted over it, according to Houston Police Officer Union President Joe Gamaldi, who spoke with Breitbart Texas on Saturday.
The police union chief posted the image on Facebook, writing,“We are better than this Houston. Also, the dirtbag who painted this didn’t even get our uniform shirt right.”
We are better than this Houston. Also, the dirtbag who painted this didn’t even get our uniform shirt right.
He added, “We realize emotions are running high, but this solves nothing and helps nothing. We are very thankful to the owner of this property, who after discovering this hateful graffiti, painted over it immediately. This image does not represent the view of 99.9% of Americans and we will not let hate run our city. We are #HoustonStrong.”
“If anyone has any information on who painted this abhorrent image, feel free to slide into our DMs. #BeBetter.”
As you can imagine, many commenters on Facebook were livid.
Sentiment ranged from . “Pathetic,” “F**k all you Cop Haters!!!,” “Disgusting,” “Evil,” “Awful,” and “This is so sad and frightening.”
“Messed up person. Pray for him/her,” wrote another.
Pat McLaughlin said: “My apologies to you and all of HPD. You all do not need a slap in the face when you are barely home enough to see your families keeping us citizens safe. Praye[r]s for you and all of HPD.”
Breitbart notes that, thankfully, most of the protests in Houston have remained peaceful.