President Obama’s silence on a wave of recent killings of police officers is being ripped by law enforcement, with one Maryland sheriff taking to Facebook to mock that he will “save you a spot next to me!” at this week’s funerals for two deputies.
“Mr. President, your silence about these events SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!! PS: I’ll be standing outside in the cold next week with my deputies for the funerals of the Harford Co deputies; I’ll save you a spot next to me!” Facebooked Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees.
— Nat Sheriffs' Assoc (@NationalSheriff) February 13, 2016
His post, blasted throughout law enforcement social media and highlighted by the National Sheriffs’ Association, has become part of the rallying cry among cops that the president is ignoring attacks on them, and even fostering anti-police feelings.
The Fraternal Order of Police even called on Obama to expand hate-crime laws to those targeting police. In a letter also posted on Facebook, FOP President Chuck Canterbury wrote, “Mr. President, that is eight officers–six in less than a week–who have been gunned down by assailants striking from ambush or career criminals with active warrants who decided they would not be taken into custody, no matter the cost. Enough is enough! This must end.” (Read more from “Obama Silence on Cop Deaths Ripped, ‘I’ll Save You a Spot’ at Funerals Mocks Sheriff” HERE)