President Obama Speaks Out on the Assassination of Police Officers in Baton Rouge

On Sunday, in the aftermath of the ambush attack and assassination of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, President Obama spoke out and condemned the violence against our law enforcement officers.

“I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop.

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“I’ve offered my full support, and the full support of the federal government, to Governor Edwards, Mayor Holden, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Baton Rouge Police Department. And make no mistake – justice will be done.

“We may not yet know the motives for this attack, but I want to be clear: there is no justification for violence against law enforcement. None. These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one. They right no wrongs. They advance no causes. The officers in Baton Rouge; the officers in Dallas – they were our fellow Americans, part of our community, part of our country, with people who loved and needed them, and who need us now – all of us – to be at our best.

“Today, on the Lord’s day, all of us stand united in prayer with the people of Baton Rouge, with the police officers who’ve been wounded, and with the grieving families of the fallen. May God bless them all.”

Perhaps, if President Obama would have spoken out this strongly against the violent rhetoric of the leftist criminals sooner, he’d not have to make these comments in the wake of such violence. Much of the danger our law enforcement faces today, while not President Obama’s fault, has been made worse by his weakness and inaction. Pray for our police officers, pray for the poor living in the neighborhoods that so desperately need their protection, and pray for our nation. We need it.

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