Following the Dallas shooting, in which five police officers were killed, former President Barack Obama tried to appease the group — Black Lives Matter — behind the deaths.
Yet there was not a hint of outrage by the mainstream media, unlike when President Trump condemned “both sides” during the racist Charlottesville riots and protests.
After the killing of those Dallas cops, the head of a law enforcement advocacy group lashed out against Obama, accused him of carrying out a “war on cops.”
“I think [the Obama administration] continued appeasements at the federal level with the Department of Justice, their appeasement of violent criminals, their refusal to condemn movements like Black Lives Matter, actively calling for the death of police officers, that type of thing, all the while blaming police for the problems in this country has led directly to the climate that has made Dallas possible,” William Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said in an interview with Fox.
Johnson said although the Thursday night shooting of law enforcement officers reminded him of “the violence in the streets in the 60’s and 70’s,” he pointed out how Obama’s response appeared different than his predecessors.
“I think one of the big differences then was you had governors and mayors and the president — whether it was President Johnson or President Nixon, Republican or Democrat — condemning violence against the police and urging support for the police,” Johnson said. “Today that’s markedly absent. I think that’s a huge difference, and that’s directly led to the climate that allows these attacks to happen.”
“It’s a war on cops,” Johnson also said. “And the Obama administration is the Neville Chamberlain of this war.”
Obama strongly condemned the Dallas shootings, which happened at the end of a protest about the killings of two black men by police officers earlier this week, but did not call out the specific perpetrators and group behind the violence.
“Let’s be clear there are no possible justifications for these attacks or any violence towards law enforcement,” he said from Warsaw, Poland, where he is attending a NATO meeting.
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