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Hero cop: Where’s the outrage?

policecar3Remember the outrage when hero cop Joe Gliniewicz was shot and killed by three assailants? About how #BlackLivesMatter was making it hard for police to do their jobs with everybody with a mobile phone playing gotcha?

Here’s where the outrage should have been: investigators had to know that Gliniewicz had been under suspicion by officials in the town of Fox Lake, Ill., regarding his handling of monies with an Explorers youth program even as they were lauding him as “G.I. Joe” and fanning the flames.

It would have been oddly coincidental that he would have been randomly gunned down hours before he was due to submit a report to the town administrator regarding the Explorers program.

At the least, the initial suspicion should have been that he had been murdered by someone else, maybe another cop, or someone else with something to hide related to the specifics of the Explorers program.

But no, we were fed the narrative that it was #BlackLivesMatter and the general mistrust of cops engendered by an avalanche of criticism of multiple unjustified police shootings that led to the brutal execution of Gliniewicz, who was treated to a hero’s funeral and memorialized in the media.

The loudest among us trumpeting the shooting as being a sign of moral decay on the part of the #BlackLivesMatter crusade have conveniently shut themselves the hell up since the news broke that the hero cop offed himself in the face of his inevitable downfall, after having struck out in his effort to hire a contract killer to get rid of the town administrator.

Hero cop wasn’t targeted by #BlackLivesMatter-inspired thugs because he was a hero cop; hero cop was a thug who stole public money, got caught, and wasn’t above murder to avoid having to pay for his crimes.

In short, he’s precisely the kind of cop who gives the profession a bad name.

No outrage at him, though. The mouthpieces who speak for cops have decided to throw their attention on Quentin Tarantino for, yep, you know already. The film director is using the attention accorded celebrities in our culture to raise issue with abuse of power by law enforcement.

Do that in this country, and you get shouted down by the forces of law and order.

Hell, you can get shouted down for calling an actual thug cop a thug cop.

There’s your outrage.

– Column by Chris Graham