Despite their criminal behavior in life, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray were honored in death in a way that slain New York police Officer Brian Moore wasn’t.
Both had representatives of the Obama administration attend their funerals.
Both Brown and Gray, killed by police officers, were also black. Moore was white.
Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Obama adviser Heather Foster and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs’ Elias Alcantara went to Gray’s funeral on April 27, according to CNN.
Johnson and Foster also attended Brown’s burial, along with administration representative Marlon Marshall, CNN reported.
Somehow, though, no one from the administration made it to the funeral of the decorated, white police officer who was promoted to detective posthumously.
Moore’s snub did not go unnoticed by the Twitterverse.
@greta @oreillyfactor @seanhannity I think it is a disgrace the #Obama and #WhiteHouse sent no rep to #NYPDfuneral for Det. Brian Moore
— Rick Russo (@RussoRr054) May 9, 2015
@TheDemocrats, why did Pres Obama ignore #NYPD Officer Brian Moore’s funeral? Obama sent no one to honor Officer Moore.
— Jerry Rogers (@CapitolAllies) May 9, 2015
TT:@ marypatriott: Did Obama&crew shun Brian Moore’s funeral more bc he’s a cop, or bc he’s white? Just wondering … pic.twitter.com/JCSzvO52UZ
— Clearly Conservative (@PatriotTweetz) May 9, 2015
where were Obama and his officials and where was lovely Al Sharpton at officer Brian moore’s funeral?
— Andres Walsh (@AyeWALSHie20) May 9, 2015
Thousands attend & mourn cold blooded murder of Brian Moore. No public condemnation from Obama, no admin attendees at service. Disgusting.
— BHall (@consunite) May 9, 2015
@BarackObama @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats ..ignore funeral of hero white NY cop Brian Moore slain by *black* criminal. Obama you racist pig.
— William Alexander (@EarlOfStirling) May 9, 2015
RT PC_GoneWild: jjauthor Guess Which Funeral Obama Sent Representatives? #FreddieGray #BrianMoore #POSPOTUS #TheG… pic.twitter.com/uqBBbl4o8L
— Felix Chen (@Felix65001101) May 9, 2015
Racist cop-hater Obama sent 3 officials to 25yo career criminal Freddie Gray’s funeral-NONE to 25yo murdered cop Brian Moore’s today. #tcot
— Right On, Patriots! (@marypatriott) May 9, 2015
Obama sent representation to both Grey & Brown funerals (criminals) but sent no one to Officer Brian Moore’s funeral. Disgraceful racist!
— Terry Rowse (@RowseTerry) May 9, 2015
Funeral for M Brown & F Gray: 3 W House officials sent Funeral for B Moore NYPD: none Disrespect shown by Obama; why such hate? @skiplacombe
— daishi (@Daishi3100) May 9, 2015
NOTE: This post has been modified since it was originally published to indicate Brian Moore’s rank at his death was “officer.” He was promoted to detective posthumously.
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