Last night, two more members of America’s Law Enforcement Community were mercilessly gunned down in their patrol cars by a coward.
Foxnews.com reports that
Two Iowa police officers were gunned down in their squad cars in the early hours of Wednesday and a manhunt was under way after what authorities called ambush attacks.The shootings came near Des Moines and occurred just 20 minutes apart, according to Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek. One Des Moines police officer and another from the suburb of Urbandale were found in their bullet-riddled cruisers, and at least one was alone.
“There’s somebody out there shooting police. There is a clear and present danger to police officers right now,” Parizek said.
Police provided little information early on about a possible suspect or suspects. They reportedly cited a witness account of a pickup truck with a topper. Parizek said he hoped to have a fuller picture in the coming hours.
“In all appearances it looks just like that, that these officers were ambushed,” Parizek said. “It doesn’t look like there was any interaction between these cowards and the officers they shot in their cars.”
Urbandale Sgt. Chad Underwood said Urbandale officers are equipped with body cameras, but they don’t run constantly and it’s unclear whether there was video of the shootings.
Neither cop was identified by officials, and as of a 5 a.m. news conference, police were still notifying family members. Parizek said their names and details about their service would be released later Wednesday.
The shootings appear to be the latest cases of police officers being targeted for assassination in a year that has seen 111 police officers killed in the line of duty, including 50 by gunfire, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
In the most deadly attack on police, five Dallas officers were gunned down by a sniper in July as they patrolled a demonstration against police brutality. Several other high-profile cases of targeting of cops have taken place, including the murder of two Palm Springs, Calif., police officers last month.
Some of the shootings have been connected to anti-police sentiment sparked by racially charged incidents involving alleged brutality or improiper use of deadly force around the country.
Des Moines police said in a news release earlier that officers responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue at 1:06 a.m., and the first officers to arrive on scene found an Urbandale officer dying of gunshot wounds.
Des Moines police officers responded to assist and just 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found fatally shot at an intersection about two blocks away.
The Des Moines Register reported that streets at both shooting scenes were closed amid the investigation. Schools in the area were also closing for Wednesday, officials said.
The Des Moines police officer is believed to be the first from the city to be shot and killed on duty since two officers were gunned down in separate incidents in 1977, according to the Register.
Two Des Moines police officers were killed earlier this year when their car was struck head-on by a wrong-way drunken driver, according to the paper.
The Urbandale police officer is believed to be that department’s first to be shot dead in the line of duty, Underwood said at the news conference.
When will this systematic series of attacks on America’s “Thin Blue Line” cease?
Under the failed leadership of Former Community Activist, Barack Hussein Obama, America’s Law Enforcement Officers have been killed at an unprecedented rate by cowards, seemingly emboldened by the Anti-Law Enforcement Rhetoric coming straight from the President himself.
Psychos on a personal crusade always need a figurehead to focus on to reassure them that there desire to commit heinous crimes is somehow “normal”
If America elects a president next Tuesday, who continues Obama’s championing of “Social Justice” through the use of the Rhetoric of Class Envy and Racial Division, the murder of America’s Law Enforcement Officers will continue.
Remember last summer when 5 police officers in Dallas Texas were mercilessly gunned down by a cowardly whackjob?
Do you remember how Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton reacted to the situation?
On July 8th of this year, The New York Times posted the following story…
The ambush that left five police officers dead at a protest in Dallas on Thursday has altered the contours of the presidential campaign, with Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump canceling political events on Friday and striking different tones about the killings.
Mr. Trump called the episode “an attack on our country,” and Mrs. Clinton used it as evidence of the need for “more love and kindness.”
“We must stand in solidarity with law enforcement, which we must remember is the force between civilization and total chaos,” Mr. Trump said in a video statement that his campaign released to TV networks on Friday evening.
He also alluded to the two black men, Alton B. Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., who were killed by white police officers this week.
“Every American has the right to live in safety and peace,” Mr. Trump said. “We will make America safe again.”
In an interview with CNN, Mrs. Clinton praised the Dallas officers and called the attack “an absolutely horrific event.”
She promptly brought the conversation back to the shootings of Mr. Castile and Mr. Sterling, which were recorded in graphic videos that reignited outrage and debate over the treatment of black men by white police officers.
“We’ve got to do everything possible to support our police and to support innocent Americans who have encounters with police,” Mrs. Clinton said. She vowed to fight “systemic racism” in police departments and to better train law enforcement officials and integrate them into the communities they serve.
She also called on white Americans to empathize with African-Americans who live in fear of clashes with the police. “We’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens,” Mrs. Clinton said.
On Friday morning, Mrs. Clinton offered condolences to the families of the police officers killed in Dallas.
“I mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protesters, for their families and all who serve with them,” Mrs. Clinton posted on Twitter.
She postponed a rally with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Scranton, Pa., that had been scheduled for Friday. But she did address the shootings of Mr. Sterling and Mr. Castile, and the Dallas attacks, at a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, where emotions were raw on Friday afternoon.
Clinton, in the midst of attempting to be politically adroit, still allowed her inner feelings to be known by blaming “systematic racism” and the “poor training” of the officers themselves for their murder by a criminally insane coward.
Now, to be fair, until more information is available, we do not know whether the coward responsible for murdering these police officers in Iowa is white black, brown, green, or purple.
The point that I am trying to make is this:
Words mean things.
A President must be a UNITER. not a Divider.
For Americans to thrive, a President must be our nation’s biggest cheerleader…not it’s loudest critic.
For a society to flourish, the Rule of Law must be observed and those who choose a Public Service Career in Law Enforcement must be supported and respected.
And, that support and respect MUST BEGIN at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, in the Oval Office of the White House.
Please remember this next Tuesday and vote accordingly.
Our prayers go out to the families of the slain officers in Iowa.
Until He Comes,