Stop the War on Cops

Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014 (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014 (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)

The news from Ferguson is not just sad for cops, it is terrible for all of us who depend on law and order.

Let me say that I believe the majority of law-abiding black young men get unfairly harassed and mistaken in a way that makes law-abiding black parents scared for their sons.  I believe we need to look for solutions, because that’s what Americans are good at.

But what Pres. Obama’s administration has helped unleash in Ferguson, working hand in hand with the Left, is something terrible to behold. First, we cultivate the idea you have a right to resist arrest and that if you a get shot, or collapse from asthma, while struggling unarmed with cops, it is the police officer’s fault.  Rich Lowry was right: if you put your hands up, they won’t shoot.

Now we have had not one, but at least two assassinations of cops as a result of the toleration and legitimation of this rebellion against police.

In the name of Liu and Ramos, this has to stop.  Cultivating, sympathizing, and encouraging resisting arrest cannot be the answer.

Maggie Gallagher is the editor of ThePulse2016.com.