Two Officers Shot – Where To Now, Ferguson? Where To Now, Cops?

obama and holderAttorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama are moving us inexorably, incrementally, deliberately, toward a situation which I described in its extreme in my novella A Summons To Perdition: Book 2.  In my book, which is set just a few years into the future, the nation’s cops are nationalized and given an extended vacation, as America descends into the violent chaos of a civil war.

I am not one who believes a civil war could never happen again.

The Hands Up, Don’t Shoot myth, relentlessly chanted in our faces to mendaciously describe the circumstances of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of the now-legendary heroic black martyr Michael Brown, who, unarmed as he may have been, first pulled off a video-recorded strong-arm robbery – then managed to pummel Wilson’s face to a pulp before the officer killed him – is not a myth.  In the minds of America’s inner city minorities, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot is the truth.

I know.  I know.  Hands Up, Don’t Shoot never happened in Michael Brown’s case.

That.  Doesn’t.  Matter.  Now. 

You see, truth is now all a matter of perception – or rather, it is a matter of who yells the mantra loudest and longest in front of the microphones. 

Thanks to a complicit American press corps and a President/Attorney General who have teamed up in determination to bring Karl Marx’s dream to reality, we are headed to a place where we’ll be expected to accept that the nation’s police officers are righteous fair game for the angry black street gangs of our inner cities.  Why are cops righteous fair game, you ask?  Because we are also in some way to believe that America’s white cops hate all people of color and leave every shift  roll call on a mission to find and kill unarmed black people.

That can’t be true, you say.  You are correct.  It’s not true.

Truth.  Doesn’t.  Matter.  Now.

Ferguson, Missouri’s city government is systematically being gutted with resignations brought on by Eric Holder’s de facto race-based indictment.  Those resignations won’t be nearly enough to satisfy the forces which are now at work.  Two police officers were shot last night.  The trouble has only begun.  Barack Obama and Eric Holder will not help to make things get better.

Repeat after me:

HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT….

There.  Now you’re getting the idea.

BOOKS BY JOHN L. WORK

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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