Opinion

Obama Administration Needs to Let Police Departments Do Their Jobs

A routine traffic stop by Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tatestop led to their shooting deaths Saturday night — the first Hattiesburg, Mississippi, police officers to die in the line of duty in more than 30 years. Four people were arrested, including two who were charged with capital murder.

On Sunday morning, bloodstains still marked the street where the two were shot, and a steady stream of people visited the site to leave flowers or balloons. In the nearby New Hope Baptist Church, worshipers prayed for the fallen officers and their families.

“This should remind us to thank all law enforcement for their unwavering service to protect and serve,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement. “May God keep them all in the hollow of his hand.”

For the most part, those who enter law enforcement as a career, I believe, do the best they can under very difficult circumstances. They all want to go home at the end of their shift. Some have families waiting for them.

They have to anticipate what their next street encounter will involve while not overstepping their guidelines and fears. They do this many times on split-second decisions. They step into the largely unknown each time they encounter a lawbreaker or potential lawbreaker, not knowing what reaction or level of violence they will experience.

Sunday morning was Mother’s Day, but the city of Hattiesburg as you will view in the video below was still noticeably shocked by Saturday night’s incident.

How long will the honest and honorable applicants continue to come forward under the shadows of current attitudes toward them? These attitudes are supported and encouraged by the current Administration, Obama, and his Justice Department. The shackles should be removed and freedom for the police departments to do their jobs should be enhanced. They should be able to fight fire with fire. In events like those of Baltimore, lethal force should be unleashed.

It’s breaks my heart how little criminals like this value God-given life. May the families feel the loving arms of our heavenly Father surrounding them. My heartfelt prayer and sympathy is with these families.

Share your thoughts and comments below. We want to know how you feel about this latest attack on our nation’s finest.

H/T: Clarion-Ledger, CBSNews

Wayne Dupree

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded the 2014 Podcast Of the Year; Best in Show. He has over 160K followers on Twitter (@WayneDupreeShow) and over 300K followers on Facebook (@WayneDupreeShow). In 2016, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans by Newsmax.

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  • It is sad to think that one person commented about the officers and states the country didn't want a Gestapo type Poloce force. Just what does this person thing is going to happen if Mr Obama Federalizes The Police in every city in the United States. They probably fall under either the DOJ, The Department of Homelamd Security, or Mr President will appoint someone to do the job. We don't need that kind of Control by the President, each State in our Country should control their own Police Forces as they are familiar with the terrain, and cities.
    Personally I wish the light would go out that is focused on all Police Officers dressed in Blue and wearing the badge of authority. Targeting the Police is a bad scenario, the Police at some time will only begin to fight back and return fire at radom on people who are shooting them. If the Pooice don't take control the cities streets will have a run over of looting, gang wars, and riots that will make people Ferguson Mo. look like a bond fire.mwe cannot allow lawlessness go on in our cities, towns and municipalities, as what it will do is push the businesses and people away from why they moved there in the first Place.
    These thugs who are killing our Officers are only starting a war that they can't win. This kind of uprising is just what Mr Obama wants to see so he can proclaim Martial Law... Then he will remain the President for an indefinite period of time, or when the riots and looting will come to a stop. Can you people see that is only a trap, so that Obama can impose the 14Th Amendment... He needs a major uprising all over the country so that Mr Obama can excite Martial Law. Stop and think, Ferguson, Mo., that was the beginning, and only God knows where it will end.

  • American citizens are getting fed up with barbaric policing powers. Police have far too much power... America needs proper checks and balances with limited policing powers, not gestapo police.

    • Michael, what Americans are getting tired of the thug in the WH and his support of the black criminal element in this country. Are you so anal not to see it? Hands up was a lie, so thug sends 3 thugs to thugly's funeral. Two NYC cops are assassinated while sitting in their car, no word from the WH thug. Another NYC cop killed and again no word. Yet, Baltimore thugly dies and 3 more thugs are sent to the funeral. Which side of the track do you the WH thug is standing on? NOT LE! You don't see LE out assassinating people sitting in cars do you? You support the WH thug, you support the gestapo martial law. LE needs to have the blue flu for a week, and then we'll be listening to you whiney librats calling to have the cops back. Hopefully you will never need one, I would hate to see an officer get killed or injured on your account. Americans are also fed up with librat attitudes like yours! Contrary to belief, this country doesn't run with only a phone and a pen!

  • The President has a radical agenda to "change" America and that includes, among many other actions, federalizing local police so the President has more control over the people. His actions violate the constitution and his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution. He has no legislative powers and neither does the Supreme Court, but that is hard to see when one considers their actions.

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