Blue Lives Matter

Gutfeld on the Texas ambush murder of police

PRESS CONFERENCE, MCALLEN, TEXAS POLICE CHIEF: “The suspect of the incident met our officers at the door, and shot both of our officers, both officers suffered fatal wounds// our officers did not draw their weapons, did not fire, never stood a chance.” So on Saturday, 2 police officers were ambushed and killed in Texas. Their names: Edelmiro Garza, age 45 and Ismael Chavez, age 39. Responding to a domestic disturbance — in the effort to stop violence, they became its victims. That’s the story of many cops’ lives. We report it, on this show because we realize the proportion of media coverage on such crimes, compared to other stories, is sorely lacking. When a violent act occurs that fits a narrative, it’s amplified to suit the media need. What need does it serve to report a story of two dead cops? For the rest of the media, very little. So they shrug it off. Fox News won’t. Today we’re living in an experiment. One conducted by mad social scientists, where a media and its internet platforms choose stories that manipulate emotion for the sake of clicks. They’ve put a price on rage and sell it by the minute So the bravery and hardships of law enforcement are ignored in favor of visual content untethered to data but tied to a narrative. In 2020, ironically, the media refuses to clearly see the truth of policing, instead of pushing stories that alarm and divide citizens. This rift is now energizing violent criminals, as Democratic mayors and other politicians follow the same path: deserting law and order — and you. And they laugh at those who now try to protect themselves. Politicians are scared of the mob. Scared of the media. As both cheer mayhem over peace officers. And if you cheer the police you’re made an unperson by the mob. Say “blue lives matter,” and see what happens. So even if you haven’t read Orwell, you get to live it. How long will we endure this? Until we decide enough is enough. So we report this story, not to make you angry, or sad. But to help you decide, when enough is enough.

As usual, Greg Gutfeld nails it with his biting commentary.  That was adapted from Greg’s “Gregologue” on “The Five” on July 13, 2020.  To see the video of this, and the following discussion on The Five, click on the text above.  Thanks Greg.

‘We’re Gonna Stand’: Blue Lives Matter Founder Rejects NY Jets Request for Partnership

The founder of pro-police officer group Blue Lives Matter defended his organization’s decision on Saturday not to partner with the New York Jets. Joe Imperatrice declined the team’s offer this week, saying that the National Football League does not respect police officers. The move comes as preseason protests continue amid the ongoing controversial issue of kneeling during the national anthem before games. Imperatrice said Saturday on “Cavuto Live” that he takes issue with associating his organization with the Jets. He told Neil Cavuto how touching it had been to see the son of a fallen NYPD Det. Joseph Lemm saluting his father’s casket that had a flag draped onto it. “That’s why we stand,” he said. “We’re gonna stand because Joe can’t anymore.” The Jets said in a statement regarding the rejection that the team has “had positive relationships with First Responders throughout the Tri-State area for decades and will continue to do so.” Imperatrice said specifically that he has an issue with one of the team’s players, running back Isaiah Crowell. Crowell posted an image to Instagram in 2016 that depicted a police officer’s throat being slashed, an image that has since been deleted. Imperatrice told Neil Cavuto that players like Crowell need to be held accountable for their actions by their respective teams.

Agreed!  To read the rest of the article, click on the text above.

Blue Lives Matter flag deemed ‘racist’ by Florida HOA, ordered to come down

A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that’s been flying for several years now by her homeowners association. Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jacksonville that his daughter in St. Johns County has been flying the flag to honor him and many other family members who are law enforcement. “She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-Black Lives Matter,” he said. The association asked the woman, who did not want to be identified for fear of backlash, to submit a request for permission to fly the flag, which has since been denied. Action News Jacksonville reached out to the First Coast Association Management, which said only American and military-themed flags are allowed to fly in the neighborhood, even though there are other types of flags flying. Gaddie says the flag is only a show of support and the family is planning to appeal the decision at the next homeowner’s association meeting.

Hopefully they’ll win that appeal.  IF the HOA only allows the American flag, and perhaps the flags of the U.S. military services, to fly, then that is all that should be allowed.  And, that would be perfectly reasonable and common in HOAs.  However, if other types of flags are allowed, then this family absolutely should have the right to show their support of law enforcement (LE), and fly this flag….regardless of who it “offends.”  And, if the HOA still denies the request, and yet allows other various flags, then that would be grounds for a lawsuit.  It is curious that the article doesn’t name the HOA in question…