Howard Safir: Anti-Police Rhetoric Unlike Anything I’ve Seen in 45 Years

POLICE LIVES MATTER TOO! I am sick to death of those Obama THUGS and CRIMINALS taking up for the PUNKS that break the law, instead of the police officers that are doing the job that the taxpayers pay them to do! I would NOT have their job for a million dollars, and I know that they make very little money!! A thankless job! Police officers are HEROES!!

TIME

Police lives matter. Let’s demonstrate it nationally.

Michael Brown and Eric Garner died resisting arrest. Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu died doing their job. It is a very important distinction. Michael Brown and Eric Garner were committing crimes. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were protecting all the citizens of New York City.

The national dialogue on proper and effective policing has been totally distorted. Activists purporting to represent the majority of the black community have been bolstered by a 24 hour news cycle that gives them unwarranted credibility. I do not believe for one minute that Al Sharpton represents the feelings of most hardworking, law abiding black American families. I know through dozens of community meetings during my time as NYC Police Commissioner that what the black community wants most is what we all want—a safe environment in which to live their lives.

There are 18,000 police departments in…

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