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Thu Sep 3, 2015, 03:11 PM

Scott Walker couldn’t be more wrong about the threat to police officers WPost

Walker goes to that slime RW site to pen his editorial.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/09/03/scott-walker-couldnt-be-more-wrong-about-the-threat-to-police-officers/



Scott Walker couldn’t be more wrong about the threat to police officers

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By Radley Balko September 3 at 12:51 PM

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)




Over at the Hot Air blog, Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker put up a post about the killing of police officers. Here’s an excerpt:

Over the last week, we’ve seen a disturbing trend of police officers being murdered on the job. Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was killed Friday, gunned down while pumping gas for no apparent reason other than the uniform on his back. And just yesterday, in my neighboring state of Illinois, police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was assassinated by three men, who are still on the run.

This isn’t the America I grew up in or that I want my children to grow up in. When the very people responsible for keeping us safe are targeted because they are law enforcement officials, we have a serious problem.

In the last six years under President Obama, we’ve seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric. Instead of hope and change, we’ve seen racial tensions worsen and a tendency to use law enforcement as a scapegoat. This kind of attitude has created a culture in which we all too often see demonstrations and chants where people describe police as “pigs” and call for them to be “fried like bacon.” This inflammatory and disgusting rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives on the line for us and hampers their ability to serve the communities that need their help.


Walker is right in one sense. The America in which police officers work today is quite a bit different from America when Scott Walker was growing up. But it’s different in that it’s much safer to be a cop today...........

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Thu Sep 3, 2015, 07:18 PM

1. Makes for a great dog whistle though.

 

The teabag commenters on the Milwaukee Urinal-Sentinel are all of a dither about the Governor re-discovering his mojo. Walker is clearly saying "See, the black President is causing (white) police to get killed. But I am white! Very white, and also Big and Bold (TM)"

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Thu Sep 3, 2015, 07:39 PM

2. Statement from @SenTaylor re: @ScottWalker's column on racial tensions/officer shootings

Thanks Sen. Taylor


Jessie Opoien ‏@jessieopie 4h4 hours ago Wisconsin, USA

Statement from @SenTaylor re: @ScottWalker's column on racial tensions/officer shootings http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/election-matters/scott-walker-racial-tensions-have-increased-under-barack-obama/article_bf2d14fb-2c49-5a14-8e37-01b4a9d904d2.html


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