Cop Killing: America's Real Hate Crime Epidemic
By The New York Post Editorial Board
For all the hysteria on the left about a supposed outbreak of hate-filled violence in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, a truly deadly series of hate crimes has prompted precious little outrage.
One police officer was murdered and three others wounded Sunday in four separate ambush attacks in three different US cities.
These weren’t violent confrontations that spun out of control: All but one were shot while sitting in their patrol cars. The other was gunned down and killed in an ambush outside police headquarters.
As William McManus, chief of police in San Antonio — where Detective Benjamin Marconi, a father of three, was killed in cold blood — said: “The uniform was targeted.
And these are just the latest in a growing list of targeted attacks. Two other cops were shot and killed this month while sitting in their patrol cars in a suburb of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In June, a man armed with two rifles and a pistol killed three officers near a gas station in Baton Rouge, La.
And just 10 days before that, five Dallas cops working a protest against police shootings were themselves killed by a gunman. That was the single deadliest day for US law enforcement since 9/11.
It’s a series of entirely separate attacks, yet there’s a connection: All come in the wake of two years of incendiary rhetoric directed against police officers, a drumbeat of denunciation of cops as a band of racist murderers.