Monday, July 18, 2016

"I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me."

Not long before his murder yesterday in Baton Rouge, police officer Montrell Jackson wrote on his Facebook page, "I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me."

Yesterday his life was taken by alleged suspect Gavin Long, who killed two other police officers and injured several more before he himself was killed.

A press conference held in Baton Rouge with local, state and law enforcement officials asked for the nation's prayers.


Montrell Jackson, a Baton Rouge police officer who had his life
taken yesterday recently wrote, "If you need a hug, I got you."
He is survived by his wife and four children.

The alleged murderer is a former Nation of Islam member and in a video talked about his "principles" and said of the murders committed by Micah Johnson in Dallas, "It's justice. You know what I'm saying."

Others are celebrating online and justifying the murders such as a ThinkProgress editor saying it's "no surprise" some are "taking justice into their own hands."

Both major party conventions are set for this week and next.  There's been reports leading up to the Republican convention in Cleveland this week there's thousands of "protestors" paid to descend on the city. 

Once again, police will be on the front lines and assassination the watchword top to bottom.


Caution: Some uncomfortable issues are discussed in this CNN interview yesterday. Some may find the sheriff's factual references disturbing. 




Talking Ed Note: Every police officer in America feels besieged with more dozens murdered and injured in recent days.

If you want to show your support of our police in Hoboken, you can use the online contact form below:

http://www.hobokenpd.com/contact/



Related: Sheriff Clark speaks out on the fundamental issue of the "rule of law and anarchy-seeking hate," in an op-ed today:

"This is a war, and Black Lives Matter is the enemy."