Was there anyone with two working brain cells to rub together who was really surprised by this story? A police detective in Alabama pulls over a motorist who is driving in an erratic fashion, calls for backup and suddenly sees the driver exiting the vehicle and coming toward him in an aggressive fashion. Under normal circumstances, the detective should have used whichever level of force (or threat thereof) was required to get the driver back in the vehicle until his backup arrived. But instead, this happens.
The two end up in a parking lot when the detective calls for back-up. It’s during this time, according to police, the suspect gets out of his car and gets aggressive with the officer.
Instead of following policy to try to get the man back in the car, the officer says he hesitates. It’s just enough time police say for 34-year-old Janard Cunningham to sucker punch the officer, knocking him unconscious. He then allegedly takes the officer’s gun and uses it to pistol whip him.
And the helpful citizens in the area were quick to assist the downed officer, right? Don’t make me laugh.
Adding insult to injury, witnesses do nothing to help. Instead, some post images of the attack on social media, bragging about it.
“Pistol whipped his ass to sleep,” One user wrote, employing the hashtag #FDAPOLICE.
Another mockingly offered the officer “milk and cookies” for his “nap time.”
The officer’s recounting of the attack tells the whole story. He had a moment of doubt where he paused because he didn’t want to be another headline. And yes, the motorist was black and the detective is white. He didn’t want to be the next feature of the day on CNN and the rest of the cable news outlets being portrayed as a hateful, out of control racist cop who is just out to kill black people. So he waited a moment too long and it nearly cost him his life.
Bob Owens at Bearing Arms sums it up nicely.
This is the world that the criminal-coddling, police-hating mainstream media hath wrought…
There’s no small amount of irony in CNN reporting this story, and the attack’s callous aftermath, which saw sick criminal supporters take mocking photos of the unconsciousl officer instead of attempting to help him. After all, they’ve done so much to fan the flames of discord that have bought us to this point, with their serially dishonest portrayal of lawful self-defense shootings by police officers and citizens alike…
Violence is a tool of last resort, but once it must be employed, no other tool will suffice. When good people are denied the use of this tool due to absurd, illogical, and extreme political correctness, civil societies fall.
We have let the radical progressives of the mainstream media control the narrative and the culture for too long.
If this story doesn’t make you angry then I simply don’t know what to say to you. We’re not talking about an isolated incident here, but simply one which managed to catch a few headlines. As we’ve discussed before, cops in Baltimore hesitate to do their jobs because they fear attacks not only from the media, but from their own Mayor and the “justice” department there. As a result the city is currently enjoying one of the highest murder rates seen in decades. The pattern is repeating elsewhere.
The FBI already warned us at the beginning of the summer that the number of police officers killed in the line of duty has spiked, up almost 90% from the levels in 2013 before all of this Black Lives Matter and Hands Up Don’t Shoot activity took place. And yet somehow that’s never the story you see on the news. While there are clearly a handful of questionable shootings, the vast majority of incidents where police officers have to resort to force are completely justified. Conversely, there is never a case where attacking or killing a police officer is justified. But don’t hold your breath to see a special report on that any time soon.
So, CNN… remember this glorious moment?