Barack Obama makes a habit of castigating police for their misbehavior, and by his actions, it could easily be assumed that he is disinterested in engendering any sympathy for police, even those killed in the line of duty, while he fans the flames of anti-police rage by honoring those killed by police.
As Instapundit points out in comparing Obama’s actions vis-à-vis police, Obama honored Freddie Gray — who, according to CNN, had over 20 criminal cases filed against him before his death in police custody — by sending Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, chair of the Obama administration’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Heather Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Elias Alcantara from the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to his funeral.
The Washington Post reported Obama sent three government officials to Michael Brown’s funeral: Johnson and two officials who worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement, Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster. Brown robbed a convenience store before his fatal encounter with Officer Darren Wilson.
Both Gray and Brown were black.
Yet at the funeral on Friday for Officer Brian Moore, 25, a white NYPD officer who was cold-bloodedly murdered by a black man, Obama sent no one, according to New York 1, despite the fact that tens of thousands of uniformed officers stood in formation outside the church and hundreds of others attended the funeral inside.
The NYPD reported that Moore and another officer, Erik Jansen, 30, were sitting in an unmarked police vehicle in Queens last Saturday when they saw Demetrius Blackwell adjusting something in his waistband. Moore pulled up behind Blackwell, who allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and opened fire on both officers.
Deputy Inspector Mike Coyle of the NYPD said of Moore, “He was every commanding officer’s dream. If I had an army of Brian Moores, there’d be no crime in the city. He could walk into a room, and his smile would turn your day around if you were having a bad day. A real crime fighter, a true believer, a heart of gold.” Moore had made close to 160 arrests in his brief career and received two exceptional police service medals. On his off-days on Mondays, he always visited his mother.