Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) went off at a House Judiciary Committee on policing strategies within the communities they serve, pointing out that “all lives matter” and that there is currently a process to deal with incidents involving law enforcement.
The hearing was designed to explore “police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, public safety concerns related to these issues, and solutions to address these problems,” and featured such guest speakers as outspoken Eric Holder critic Sheriff David Clarke and Northeastern University Professor Deborah Ramirez.
Ramirez particularly drew the ire of Gowdy, as he laid out a list of names of police officers killed in the line of duty, followed by a list of intra-racial homicides, repeatedly asking the professor if she had heard of these people.
“No,” was her constant reply.
Gowdy added that the case of a Kevin Carper was most instructive, as “his partner did CPR on the suspect that killed him, trying to save his life.”
He pointed out that there were no protests for either the police or intra-racial shootings.
Then he nailed Ramirez with this observation:
“I suspect you agree with me professor, that all lives matter. Whether you’re killed by a police officer or your next door neighbor, you’re every bit as dead aren’t you?”
Ramirez consistently made this face during the barrage of questions:
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Gowdy went on to express his desire to have a “justice system that is color blind” on both sides of the scale.
“I want us to get to the point where we lament the death, the murder, of a black female like Nell Lindsey, just as much if it is at the hands of an abusive husband – which it was – as we would if it had been at the hand of a white cop.”
Isn’t that the kind of justice we should all be seeking?
Do you agree with Trey Gowdy, don’t all lives matter when it comes to the relationship between police and community?
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Lilly-livered politicians should take a lesson from Trey Gowdy!!! We are being flushed down the toilet in a sea of mush because of weak-charactered elected officials who don’t demand that laws are enforced fairly. Justice is justice, and blacks should not be treated differently because they are blacks. The same could be said for all other defined minorities.
Ms. Ramirez seems to be related to the Baltimore prosecutor. Neither seems to have a clue how to do their job.
Thank that wonderful program “Affirmative Action” that promotes incompetent people into leadership positions doesn’t take a rocket scientist as to the end result of such a stupefied policy and the worst thing about “AA” is that a more qualified student loses a seat in college
She probably made that face because she did not realize that this was actually a political hearing into community policing and not a committee that actually wanted to get things fixed.
His statements (a lot like the Benghazi hearing fiasco) have nothing to do with figuring out how to fix the problem but only to grandstand. Of course all lives matter. Do you still beat your wife? What a stupid blatantly political grandstanding statement!
Butcher, Of course “What Difference does it make at this time” I am sure you care less who is responsible for the 4 lives lost ,because someone was not doing their job for whatever reason. And if this was a Democratic investigation I am sure you would be 100% behind who ever was asking the questions!
Butcher, do you know now that Hillary knew a week ahead of time about the planned Benghazi attack??? And she still blamed the whole thing on a movie that some guy did on Muhammad? You are flying in the fog, pal, and you will surely crack up.
RightStuff…Hillary did NOT know a week ahead of time about the planned Benghazi attack. She DID know that the attack was planned a week ahead of time!
This is the man we need to head our DOJ. Amen trey.
He would be awesome at anything he did. Too bad we don’t have more of him, then maybe we could get some honesty in Washington!
Mr Trey Gowdy does it again and he is so right in his statements and it is so sad that witness fear is the biggest reason of the failure in our judicial system involving getto or poverty crime.
If we had 200 Trey Gowdy’s in Congress, House and Senate, we would have no problems.
Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity.
Trey Gowdey is the future of American politics. He embodies the characteristics of honesty and ethics, and he believes in limited government in a Constitutional Republic.
James can you state your facts? Found nothing on Holder holding a eulogy at LE officer’s mentioned by J.c.?
Thank-you, Mr. Gowdy for “all lives matter.” Should you need further “ammo” to make your points-please consider this: In early March of this year FOUR Law Enforcement Officers were SLAUGHTERED in the line of duty. They were Terrance Green, Robert Wilson, III, Brennan Rabain, & Josie Wells. There were no riots, arsons, or mob protests. There were no representatives from The White House at their funerals & no known comment from the U.S. President. These 4 amazing men were mourned by their families, fellow LEOs & the grateful, deeply shocked communities they CHOSE to serve & protect. These were all AFRICAN-AMERICANS who answered a CALLING to improve humanity-THEY deserve to be humbly recognized by those who seem to think their lives didn’t matter-because their lives DO MATTER.
Eric Holder did come to Funerals even gave the Eulogy for a couple of Police Officers .
Like Allen said there James, Let’s see facts on that. I call BS.
The funeral was not a public spectacle. Perhaps holder did not feel he had to grandstand and politicise it in the media.
If Holder didn’t grandstand and politicize it, it didn’t happen!