The remarkable thing isn’t that in post-Obama America, Democrats have become so comfortable demonizing police officers that they don’t think twice about displaying a poster of Wonder Woman lassoing a police officer around the neck.
The remarkable thing is that after doing so, they think they should be elected as chief law enforcement officer in their state.
Attorney Sarah Swain, a Democrat candidate for Kansas State Attorney General, is under intense fire for the poster that incites violence against police officers, which was shared on Facebook by the Kansas State Troopers Association.
“This is a very disturbing image,” the photo’s caption announced. “Even more disturbing is it is the property of a candidate for State Attorney General. Someone who incites violence against law enforcement is not the kind of leadership we need.”
And while Swain did apologize, according to Fox News, she essentially defended the poster, claiming Wonder Woman using her “lasso of truth” to keep “less-than-honest police officers” in line is a metaphor for cross-examination and a zealous defense.
“As a criminal defense attorney for nearly 17 years, I have seen firsthand the injustice that can be doled out at the hands of less-than-honest police officers,” Swain said. “I have been involved in many cases where the truth was ignored and people’s lives were destroyed. These are just some of the experiences that eventually led me to run for attorney general.”
Adding insult to injury, two deputy sheriffs were killed in Kansas last week while transporting an inmate, their deaths part 45 law enforcement officers being killed in the line of duty in the US since the beginning of the year, Fox News reported. There were 129 deaths in 2017 and 135 more in 2016.
As for the Kansas Democratic Party, they now want no part of Swain and have called for her to end her campaign, according to the Kansas State Troopers Association.
“Promotion of violence against law enforcement officers disqualifies Swain from serving as Kansas’ chief law enforcement officer,” said Ethan Corson, the executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party, in a statement.
“We strongly condemn and reject any depiction of violence against law enforcement, including the image from Swain’s law firm. We did not recruit or encourage Swain to run for Attorney General, nor have we had any contact with her since she filed.”
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