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-War on Police-
Obama: Police Can 'Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer' by Admitting Their Failures
America's police will be safer when they admit they have a problem, Pres. Obama declared on Sunday at a bilateral event with the prime minister of Spain in Madrid.

Fielding a question on Sunday, July 10, about the violence against police in Dallas, Texas last week, which left five officers dead, Obama said police officers will be safer once they acknowledge their failures:

"There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there's data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters.

"And if police organizations and departments acknowledge that there's a problem and there's an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions. And, as I said yesterday, that is what's going to ultimately help make the job of being a cop a lot safer. It is in the interest of police officers that their communities trust them and that the kind of rancor and suspicion that exists right now is alleviated."

Greeeaaat... blame the victim. Classy. How many more dead cop's blood will be on this wank wastes hand's from this remark?
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2016 10:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  America's police will be safer when they admit they have a problem...

No, this wanker is the one with the 'problem.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 10:49 Comments || Top||

Moderator note: comment by Silentbrick deleted. Let's not go over the line in our rhetoric, okay?

Posted by: Steve White || 07/18/2016 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Will we ever be rid of this *&^*%! guy?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/18/2016 11:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Will we ever be rid, etc. It's his worshipers and true believers that worry me the most. When he's gone, there will be someone else to take his place, by "popular demand".
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/18/2016 11:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, I completely forgot about it's tie to the Little rascals. Hell, I'm surprised I remembered where it came from.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/18/2016 12:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Prue Leftist Freudian Projection on display. Fire up the base on Zimmerman, Ferguson, Baltimore and reap the wind you have sown, but always blame others for your work.

Proverbs 6:16-19King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2016 12:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Separate reality.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2016 14:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Obama: Police Can 'Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer' by Admitting Their Failures

Heh. You first.
Posted by: gorb || 07/18/2016 14:51 Comments || Top||

#9  We must stand up and fight the narative every time he spews it.
Posted by: 49 pan || 07/18/2016 15:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Is there no end to this pric!?
Posted by: Sgt.D.T. || 07/18/2016 15:46 Comments || Top||

#11  I've been paying attention to presidents since Eisenhower.

There has never in my lifetime been a more despicable person in any office. He is worse that the racists Wallace, Maddux, et al.

It is a very good thing that I will never meet him.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/18/2016 16:21 Comments || Top||

#12  Question: Can the police refuse to provide escorts and protection for Obama after he leaves office? Because if an ex-president needs a Police Officer in a hurry, Obama may find himself waiting longer than some parts of Detroit.
Posted by: Charles || 07/18/2016 16:39 Comments || Top||

#13  This pot head could use a hair cut.
Posted by: Percy McCoy7690 || 07/18/2016 17:00 Comments || Top||

#14  My rhetoric contributed to the Arab Spring.
My rhetoric had nothing to do with the Turkey Coup.

My rhetoric gave rise to Black Lives Matters.
My rhetoric in no way condones violence.
My rhetoric can change the police culture.

My rhetoric solidifies my legacy, unless people die, then it is your fault.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/18/2016 18:49 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 07/18/2016 19:43 Comments || Top||

#16  Can the police refuse to provide escorts and protection for Obama after he leaves office?

Well, others at least can make sure he's happy with a very diverse if not competent response team. Let's just call it his 'dream team', to match the fantasy world he lives in.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2016 23:50 Comments || Top||

Forget Rule of Law and Cop Killings, GOP Reaches For Nuances on Race
ATLANTA (AP) -- Some prominent Republicans are speaking out about race, expressing empathy for the challenges faced by black Americans, after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two black men killed by police and retaliatory attacks by a black sniper that killed five Dallas police officers.

House Speaker Paul Ryan and one of his predecessors, Newt Gingrich, have argued for frank conversations about race, citing some hurdles unique to African-Americans.

"It's important that we acknowledge ... there are people in this country who believe that because of their color of their skin, they're not as safe as everybody else," Ryan said recently on CNN.

Gingrich, among the finalists to be Donald Trump's vice presidential pick, said, it was "difficult" for white Americans to "appreciate how real" it is for black Americans to live in fear of a "situation where the police don't respect you and you could easily get killed."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 04:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Obviously the lecturers know best.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/18/2016 6:24 Comments || Top||

#2  It seems fairly obvious to me that if you respect the police, they will not shoot you down like dogs. I believe a lot of the problem is that some people do not respect the police and get all up in their face. They think they are entitled to special treatment.

And the media feeds the hysteria.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/18/2016 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  I recommend someone go have a beer or two with this fella. Some intelligent solutions might be forthcoming.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 9:18 Comments || Top||

#4  The problem that blacks have is best summarized by the one statistic. More than 70% of black children are raised by unmarried, single mothers. There are no fathers around and no role models.

Thank LBJ for that.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/18/2016 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  LBJ's chickens coming home to roost and Champ gettin' 'em all stirred up.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/18/2016 10:13 Comments || Top||

#6  On the contrary, there is no shortage of "role models" for the feral yoof. Just check the internet.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/18/2016 11:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Left unstated is the fact that many black Americans have legitimate fears of easily getting killed, fears that have absolutely nothing to do with the police, and everything to do with their fellow black Americans. But we mustn't ever talk about this, oh no.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/18/2016 11:55 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ This!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2016 15:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Paul Ryan is from Janesvile, WI.

Demographics per 2010 census:

The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. 5.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Posted by: charger || 07/18/2016 16:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Along the lines of my earlier post, in the CLE area tonight: 19-year-old man shot & killed at Euclid "Stop the Violence" party.
According to Euclid police, 200 to 300 people were gathered for the party on Lakeshore Blvd around 8 p.m. when unknown suspects opened fire and then fled the area on foot.

A 19-year-old Euclid man, identified as 19-year-old Phillip Banks, was shot in the head and killed. A 12-year-old boy was shot in the back. He was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

About an hour later, an 18-year-old Euclid man was walking in the area of 24000 Lakeshore Blvd when an unknown person fired multiple times at the victim from across the street. He was hit in the shoulder and taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/18/2016 23:23 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Trump condemns killings of police overshadowing convention
[REUTERS] Donald Trump condemned the killings on Sunday of three Louisiana coppers as the fresh spasm of violence put a somber note on the opening of the Republican National Convention due this week to formally nominate him for the White House.

Trump seized on the shooting deaths of the officers in Baton Rouge to bolster his case that he is the better candidate in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election to restore law and order than his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another John Jay ...
"We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today. How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country? We demand law and order."

Clinton had no immediate comment on the latest violence.
Nor could she...
There were no plans to delay Monday's start of the four-day Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
convention, where thousands of Republican delegates are gathering amid a threat of protests both for and against Trump, 70, a businessman-turned-candidate.

Security was extraordinarily tight with downtown streets lined by concrete traffic dividers and tall metal fences, propelled by a new urgency after an attacker drove his truck into a holiday crowd in Nice, La Belle France, last week, killing 84 people.

After Sunday's shootings in Baton Rouge, in which three other coppers were maimed, the head of Cleveland's police union asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to suspend state laws allowing people to openly carry firearms, but Kasich said he lacked the authority to do so.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cut and Paste from innernet:

Reuters left out the rest of the story...

STEVE LOOMIS, PRESIDENT OF CLEVELAND POLICE PATROLMEN'S ASSOCIATION: The president of the Untied States validated a false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the Media are pressing out there to the public — He validated with his very divisive statements And now we see an escalation.

This has got to end.

We need some leadership in this country to come forward and put an end to this.

I don’t care if it’s clergy or who it is but somebody has to step up and put an end to this. It’s false narrative and people politicizing the false narrative that we have a President of the United States and the governor of Minnesota making a statement less than one day after the police involved shootings.

Those police involved shootings are what absolutely has triggered in rash of senseless murders of law enforcement officers across the country. It is reprehensible.

The president has blood on his hands and it will not be able to come washed off...

How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country? I can not imagine how we got here. It is the irresponsible reporting of the media and irresponsible statements from people who are credible - like the president, like celebrities.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 07/18/2016 3:46 Comments || Top||

#2  the head of Cleveland's police union asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to suspend state laws allowing people to openly carry firearms, but Kasich said he lacked the authority to do so.
This reporting is so poor. The Secret Service has establish a no-firearms zone around a specified area of the RNC, which is currently in effect. What authority were they acting under?
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/18/2016 11:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Sadly, the best thing to empty Hilarity's sails at the NAACP during her call for more control on police.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2016 19:35 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Obama vows to ‘destroy’ ISIS after Bastille Day attack
[NYPOST] President B.O. pledged to "destroy" ISIS following the heinous terror attack at a Bastille Day celebration in La Belle France -- and used remarks to diplomats at the White House to defend his own legacy.
Yeah, yeah. Whoopdy do. If he meant it, he'd have done it already.
"We cannot give in to fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life. We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that’s exactly what the faceless myrmidons want," Obama said, pledging to be "vigilant" in defending security and liberty.

Obama urged the gathered diplomatic corps "to step back and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence."

But sensing the end of his presidency, Obama pivoted to focus on legacy items he wants to be remembered by and not the terror acts that have become a near weekly occurrence.

"I want to thank so many of your countries for the partnership that we have forged, and the progress that we have achieved together over the past eight years: in rescuing the global economy and securing vulnerable nuclear materials, a comprehensive deal to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, halting the spread of Ebola and thereby saving countless lives..." Obama said.

"And through the efforts of many of you, we have continued to try to move beyond old conflicts supporting the transition to democracy in Burma, forging a new partnership in Vietnam, deepening our new chapter of engagement with the Cuban people, helping to support efforts in Colombia to end decades long-conflict. That’s the power of diplomacy."

Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "They're wearing the Varsity's jerseys from last year fer Chrissakes!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2016 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  CYA rhetoric.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 07/18/2016 2:43 Comments || Top||

#3  "And through the efforts of many of you, we have continued to try to move beyond old conflicts supporting the transition to democracy in Burma, forging a new partnership in Vietnam, deepening our new chapter of engagement with the Cuban people, helping to support efforts in Colombia to end decades long-conflict. That’s the power of diplomacy."

hmmm - that's the power of WTF? Oh Oh Ohh new tech nomenclature coming up...

Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/18/2016 3:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't worry. He is convinced that globalism will destroy ISIS, so they will be around for quite a while.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2016 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Precisely DV. With the possible exception of my gout, 'Globalism' solves just about everything. Just look what it's done recently for Europe.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 9:34 Comments || Top||

#6  "And through the efforts of many of you, we have continued to try to move beyond old conflicts...
That’s the power of diplomacy."

Prime Minister Tojo and Imperial Japan would have loved having a President Obama in 1944.
Posted by: magpie || 07/18/2016 16:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Not to worry. John Kerry says the latest ISIS attacks are proof ISIS is on the run.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/18/2016 16:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Except that they are running the wrong way.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/18/2016 16:29 Comments || Top||

Kerry: Reports The US Assisted Attempt To Overthrow Turkish Gov't Are ‘Utterly False'
[Daily Caller] Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Saturday evening with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and suggested any public reports of U.S. involvement in the failed coup attempt of the Turkish government are "utterly false."

Not only are they false, Kerry said, but they also harm relations between the U.S. and Turkey.

After receiving an update from Cavusoglu on the rapidly developing coup situation in Turkey, Kerry reiterated that the U.S. supports the "democratically elected government in Turkey." Kerry also urged Turkish authorities to respect due process and adhere to international obligations in its treatment of those involved in the coup and to make sure civilian life and property are protected. If Turkey needs additional assistance, Kerry added, the U.S. is prepared to help.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 05:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ha! This government couldn't hit the broad side of a barn - from inside the barn.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/18/2016 7:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Which is a pity.
Turkey/ISIS will grow.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/18/2016 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  No mention of prior knowledge. You caught that piece right ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Does Kerry have a clue? He didn't on Syria players.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2016 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  A clever half-truth. We're simply NOT having another overthrown Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Kerry helped see to it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 9:37 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't believe anything this government says anymore. They could tell me the sky is blue and I would walk outside to verify.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2016 10:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Somewhere at Langley a CIA team is quietly emptying their desks and saying good bye as the security guards escort them to the curb
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 07/18/2016 11:56 Comments || Top||

#8  The safest way to interpret comments from Secretary Kerry is to add the word 'not' to each sentence.
It never occurred to me that our government had some role in the 'coup attempt', until I read this headline.
Posted by: Grins Snese4215 || 07/18/2016 14:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Actually, given the history of this particular USG and given the incompetence of that coup...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2016 14:35 Comments || Top||

#10  This only makes me think that this was a Kristallnacht.

A set up to allow Erdogan cover for his night of the long-knives.

Anything like that is way over the head of the demented bozos in our ruling clique.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/18/2016 16:26 Comments || Top||

#11  AlanC: My thought exactly, which is why Erdogan is meeting with Putin I think. He knows he won't get to be in NATO when he goes full dictator, so the little turd is already getting ready to realign to Russia.
Posted by: Charles || 07/18/2016 16:40 Comments || Top||

#12  Except, Russians have very long memories.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2016 17:01 Comments || Top||

#13  Erdogan has been very good to Russia. He's awesome at starting the fight with them, and awful at actually winning it. That's just what Russia really needs.

IF he were a Russian agent bent on screwing up NATO, what would he be doing differently?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/18/2016 17:36 Comments || Top||

#14  Except, Russians have very long memories.

And revenge is a dish best served cold. Erdy may feel he is winning, but I'm pretty sure the Russians are not done with him. Hopefully, the Kurds will get something out of it.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/18/2016 17:47 Comments || Top||

#15  OTOH, I suspect it's more likely that Erdogan is simply stupid.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/18/2016 17:53 Comments || Top||

#16  Bay of Pigs feet
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2016 19:31 Comments || Top||

Champ Urges Americans to Tamp Down Divisive Inflamatory Rhetoric
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation's heated presidential campaign.

Obama said the motive behind Sunday's killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was the latest in a string of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, including the police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge and the killing of five officers in Dallas.

"We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies attacks on law enforcement," Obama said in remarks from the White House briefing room.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2016 04:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Do as I say! Not as I do!" - Obumbles
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/18/2016 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  July 2009 (six months after assuming the Presidency):

Obama continued, "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that [Gates case]. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That's just a fact."
Posted by: Voldemort Barnsmell8316 || 07/18/2016 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  This is just optics. He wants the violence to keep rising. That way he can declare martial law if it looks like the Beast will lose.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2016 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Or it could be he's like some small child who's been playing with matches and when that dry grass starts burning he panics when because finally realizes that he can't control it.

But either way, it's not good. We have a president who either deliberately or out of sheer incompetence has been fanning the flames of a wild fire.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/18/2016 9:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Has he condemned BLM or the New Black Panthers or the vast number of Chicago killings, mostly blacks. I recall him saying: "'If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon' If he had a son would he look like the recent cop killers?

Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2016 9:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Jealous about his on rhetorical territory.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/18/2016 15:12 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 07/18/2016 19:37 Comments || Top||

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