Cop Watching Ft. Lauderdale Shooting Sees Something Strange Many Missed

If you’re like me, you noticed that there was a striking lack of outrage over the mass shooting in Ft. Lauderdale last Friday. Normally, the left would be out with their pitchforks, demanding more stringent gun control legislation, but they’ve been notably quiet this time around. Now, we are starting to understand why after a cop watching the shooting saw something many missed.

There are many possible explanations for the left’s silence. Perhaps it’s because the shooter wasn’t what they would have hoped for out of an assailant. The fact that he was a Puerto Rican immigrant, not a “crazy white guy,” doesn’t exactly fit their narrative. Perhaps it was because they’re all still reeling from Donald Trump’s victory and Barack Obama’s impending eviction from the White House. Or, just maybe, it’s because of what a retired NYPD homicide detective noticed as he viewed coverage of the tragic incident last week.

According to Tribunist, Rob O’Donnell, who now works as a security consultant and director of public safety in Northeast Pennsylvania, saw something in the coverage that the media wasn’t mentioning. “Ft Lauderdale: I see black/white/latino/male/female/child/adult all with one thing in common. A Police Officer risking all to protect them,” he wrote via Twitter.

Indeed, this is not something the mainstream media wants to broadcast, unfortunately. It simply doesn’t fit their chosen narrative that all cops are racist.

“As of late, supporting the police has become unpopular and the trolls and the false narrative pushers seem to have been allowed the louder voice via the mainstream media,” O’Donnell told IJR.

“My wife was 7 months pregnant when 9/11 took place,” he added. “[She] begged me to come home because I said my goodbyes to her and my son. I did this to help strangers of all races, colors, and creeds. This is what we do. Are we 100% perfect? Absolutely not. But because 0.02 step out of line, why are we all police the targets?”

He continued, “This is exactly what the BLM and such are against: profiling. Why is that stereotype OK but the fact via the FBI, that a black male is 9 times more likely to commit a violent crime, and that his victim is most likely to be black, not?”

“[N]o department policy ever states to open yourself to imminent physical danger, but Law Enforcement all over this country do 100s of times daily,” said O’Donnell. “Look at Dallas, we were being protested and once the shots rang targeting us, the police, we shielded and protected all lives. […] all lives matter. Always have, always will.”

Rob O’Donnell is right, and it takes guts to say what he did. Please SHARE this story if you support him and all of the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us, no matter what color our skin is.

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