There is no denying that the demonization of police has gone completely mainstream.
When you have NBA stars like LeBron James and Congresswomen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez without any evidence claiming that police are “hunting” black people with absolutely no pushback from influential “news” outlets and progressive elitists, what do you think the impact on the culture will be?
Is it going to be a positive one?
Is it going to enable police officers to serve the black community, get criminals off the street, and neighborhoods safer for children and families?
Or is it going to glorify their murder while they fear for their lives?
Anti-police sentiment has gotten so mainstream that some guy in Louisville apparently thought it might be lucrative to shoot an officer of the peace.
The Kentucky U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Louisville man Sunday after he allegedly asked for money in exchange for shooting police officers on Facebook Live.
Cortez Lamont Edwards, 29, allegedly held an AR-style pistol and asked for $30,000 to gun down Louisville Metro Police Department officers — all of which was recorded live on social media, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Edwards was arrested on his couch when authorities executed a search warrant Sunday, the DOJ wrote.
Edwards was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and faces as much as 10 years in prison.
When he was apprehended, authorities also recovered a 9mm Glock 19 and found a toddler near the perp when they first entered the home.
Feds charge armed felon threatening Louisville Police – https://t.co/evuStrg6xo
— Eyewitness News (@WEHTWTVWlocal) September 27, 2020
The case is also being investigated by several law enforcement agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Louisville Metro Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Secret Service.
“Louisville needs healing and safety for its citizens, not armed felons seeking bids to shoot police,” U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman said in the release. “Federal law enforcement here will continue to respond as one to swiftly mitigate threats to our city.”
This kind of behavior signals to me that the cop-hating movement in this country has moved into phase two. It has gone from throwing rocks, bottles and calling them vile names to putting out hits on them.