President Obama wants to repair the rift between police and the communities.
Speaking at the 34th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Friday, Obama called police officers “heroes” and thanked them, and the families of the fallen.
Obama said the country cannot make the jobs of officers any less dangerous or “erase every darkness or danger from the duty” but we can help.
“We can offer you the support you need to be safer. We can make the communities that you care about and protect safer as well. We can make sure you have the resources you need to do your jobs,” he said.
He took yet another opportunity to talk about the rift he and his party keep reminding us about between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
“We can do everything we have to do to combat the poverty that plagues too many communities which you have to serve,” Obama said. “We can work harder as a nation to heal the rifts that still exist between law enforcement and the people you risk your lives to protect.
You know a good way to start?
By not sticking your nose in every local law enforcement incident that involves an African-American because you want to score political points.
The irony was not lost on the Twitterverse.
Pres says Americans can work to “heal the rifts” between police and the people in the communities they serve.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 15, 2015
— Bob G (@ragbjg) May 15, 2015
@markknoller The ones he and his race hustlers created
— Jim (@PeopleCorporati) May 15, 2015
— Steven Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) May 15, 2015
@markknoller He can start by keeping his mouth shut when something happens and waiting for facts rather than pouring gas on the flames.
— Republicanvet (@Republicanvet91) May 15, 2015
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) May 15, 2015
— Liz V (@ShoreEJV) May 15, 2015
@markknoller If he hadn’t helped deepen the rift, there would be no need for him to make this pandering statement.
— Cliff Cantine (@CliffCantine) May 15, 2015
@markknoller Maybe someone could tell him HE could have helped from the start of his Presidency but we got “police acted stupidly” instead.
— K in Cali (@KinCali1) May 15, 2015
@markknoller Heres a thought, maybe the POTUS and AG should stop calling cops racist killers all the time.
— Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) May 15, 2015
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