by Andrew Allen
Clash Daily Contributor
It was a matter of when, and not if, Ferguson “activism” would kill police officers. That’s what happens when day after day, for months on end, the media fuels a crowd of people so lacking in reason they’ll burn their own neighborhoods to the ground and wonder why their communities continue to fail. That’s where things go when left-wing political leadership picks and chooses those “activists” as winners and cops as losers instead of taking a level-headed approach in mediating our so-called national conversation on race.
There won’t be large scale demonstrations in the streets by the #Ferguson types protesting the murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Organizing For Action won’t sell $40 hoodies on-line in memory of Ramos and Liu. Barack Obama won’t say that if he had an Hispanic or Asian brother his brother might have looked just like Rafael Ramos or Wenjian Liu. Eric Holder won’t send hundreds of FBI agents to Brooklyn to investigate. Sure, a flurry of statements expressing sorrow over the murdered police officers will emerge eventually from the corridors of power. What about action?
More importantly, how about applying the RICO statute against Rev Al Sharpton, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Bill deBlasio, and all the others on the left that have infuenced #Ferguson to the point where two police officers were executed in cold blood?
It might be difficult to connect the dots and interpret fiery rhetoric as specific direction to murder Ramos and Liu. All the same, it doesn’t require a great leap of logic to understand that chants of “what do we want? dead cops!” necessarily translates into the real-world murder of police officers.
WIthout a doubt, the current Justice Department is one that hasn’t had a problem pursuing legal action against any and everyone unwilling to play along with team Obama. It shouldn’t be that hard to invoke the RICO statute in response to these murders.
A response would be particularly helpful right now from Washington, DC. The current silence isn’t just defeaning, it’s more fuel on the radicalized fires that began in Ferguson and will, by design, engulf all of America if not dealt with immediately.
Andrew Allen grew up in the American southeast and for more than two decades has worked as an information technologies professional in Washington DC, southern California, and abroad variously in Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia. A former far-left activist, Allen became a conservative in the late 1990s, once emboldened to begin questioning his own leftist points of view. When not working IT issues or traveling Andrew Allen spends his free time with family, exercising, and writing.