Erasing the Thin Blue Line.......Michael Savage Sounds the Alarm
The news was devastating and should have demanded columns of newsprint. Four Oakland policemen, in the line of duty, had been shot to death. Along with the deep sadness over their deaths, there should have been a righteous rage at those who have tied the hands of the police through their review boards and policies.
That rage was spoken aloud and in print by Michael Savage. It was on his mind days after the murders. His website reflected that sentiment in the headline:
“The Media Vultures and the Oakland Police”
“I’ve talked with you about the politicians at the Oakland Police Memorial. How they sat there with solemn faces and speaking highly of the murdered police while having blood on their hands. Blood they got by shackling these men so they got shot instead of being able to do their jobs. Well, in the 48 hours after the funeral for these men, the media was doing everything it could to turn the gutter rat, Lovelle Mixon, into a victim and denigrate the police. Here’s what came out over the weekend:
* The Los Angeles Times said this: In the neighborhood where four Oakland police officers were killed last weekend, a large makeshift memorial still adorns a sidewalk with flowers, notes and photographs of the slain police. Across the street lies another smaller sidewalk memorial….this one for the parolee who killed the officers.
* SF Gate, the on-line version of the failing San Francisco Chronicle, carried this tidbit in an editorial about the killings: This will, of course, create greater distrust of police within the community.
* Salon.com carried praise of the leftists with blood on their hands who eulogized the police: The speeches by the assembled politicians…were suitable, dignified, and moving.
* And the AP carried this in a story which covered for the neo-Marxists who were responsible for this gutter rat, Lovelle Mixon, being on the streets in the first place: California’s Inspector General says the parolee who allegedly killed four Oakland police officers was properly monitored by corrections officials after his release from prison.”
Properly monitored? Where did this parolee get his weapons? Why was he wanted for a parole violation? It could be that this man loose on the streets should have never been given parole. Some parole boards have become loosey-goosey advocates for the criminals. Some criminals are let out of jail early just because there is little room for them all. Nonetheless, the city officials are not avidly calling for more police enforcement and incarceration facilities.
Perhaps those slain officers paid for the neglect of those charged to protect the streets by giving them what they needed. The most needed was support. Instead, many times they saw fellow officers brought up before boards which made life miserable for them in doing their jobs.
Mayor Ron Dellums, announcing the slayings, said: “It’s in these moments that words are extraordinarily inadequate”. Indeed.
The proverbial “thin blue line” is the contingent of law officers duly sworn to protect We the People. There are review boards and other means to make sure officers of the law do not abuse their positions. Some of these boards are fair and efficiently do their jobs.
Nonetheless, there have arisen groups that have not been elected by voters, nor appointed by those we have given authority to oversee our law keepers. Also, there seems to be a pattern of wrongful prosecution of certain border agents. Those agents have one thing in common: they were either trying to apprehend illegal aliens or have, in fact, apprehended them. They are also there to protect us. They are all part of the thin blue line.
Gone in the line of duty are Officer John Hege, Sgt Mark Dunakin, Sgt. Ervin Romans, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai. Stunned and grief-stricken are wives and several children. Are these names just someone reported in the news? Are their deaths just cold statistics? Or, can we see these wives and children who will not have their loved ones for the rest of their lives.
If a felon has a knife at your throat or a gun at your head, do you want the only person who can save you thinking about being called up before a review board? Do you want him/her flinching from shooting the one who is ready to shoot you?
Protectors of We the People are under fire themselves. They are the ones who are lawfully sworn to protect us. Outside pressure groups, some racially propelled, have narrow interests to serve. They are not always the interests of the average American.
Once that “thin blue line” is breached or even erased, the barbarians are no longer just at the gate. They are in.
Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.
Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.
She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.