By now, you should know that Beyonce’s performance at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show was just a chance to promote more anti-cop sentiment to people across America. Now this Congressman is calling it out for what it really is.
Following on another prominent New Yorker’s condemnation of the spectacle, Rep. Peter King took to Facebook Monday to denounce the staging of the singer’s new single “Formation” as a pandering paean to the Black Power movement.
Beyoncé may be a gifted entertainer but no one should really care what she thinks about any serious issue confronting our nation. But the mainstream media’s acceptance of her pro-Black Panther and anti-cop video “Formation” and her Super Bowl appearance is just one more example of how acceptable it has become to be anti-police when it is the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line for all of us and deserve our strong support.
Michael Brown was a criminal who had robbed a convenience store and then attempted to kill Police Officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown never raised his hands above his head and never tried to surrender. He was killed in self-defense by Officer Wilson after Brown first attempted to take the officer’s weapon away and then charged at him. Officer Wilson was exonerated not just by a local prosecutor but by the Justice Department of Eric Holder and President Obama. Officer Wilson should be praised, not condemned, for his courageous action against a dangerous criminal.
Yet the big lie continues by Black Lives Matter, by pandering politicians and now by Beyoncé who gets star billing at the Super Bowl.
Maybe it’s because I’ve attended too many police funerals and because my father proudly served in the NYPD for more than 30 years but I strongly believe that this false and irresponsible narrative of police violence premised on lies and distortion endangers police officer lives, such as NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos, and is extremely damaging to our nation and to people of all races and backgrounds.