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September 08, 2015

GOOD!!! New England Police Officers Union Boycotts Obama’s Boston Labor Day Speech

New England Police Officers Union Boycotts Obama’s Boston Labor Day Speech

23 police officers have been gunned down this year, so far, in the line of duty.

Last weekend Shannon J. Miles,30, was arrested for shooting Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth execution style in the back of the head while he was pumping gas.

This weekend the New England Police Benevolent Association boycotted Barack Obama’s Labor Day speech in Boston today. The Boston police are upset over the epidemic of lawless people trying to kill police officers across the country.

The Boston Herald

Jerry Flynn, a Lowell cop on leave while serving as executive director of the New England Police Benevolent Association, said his organization’s executive board has chosen to boycott President Obama’s Labor Day breakfast address in Boston today to make a statement about violence against police:

“Our members are enraged at his lack of support of law enforcement. It’s clear that he has an agenda, and unfortunately the police are not part of his agenda.

Let’s face it, (there have been) eight people killed in a nine-day period, eight police officers, and his silence up until recently has been deafening. And the real sad part of this — and when I went to the White House in the first term with (Vice President) Joe Biden — he said to me that he would be the voice of law enforcement. Well, as much as I love and adore Joe, his voice has been silent as well. So it’s not an Obama problem, it’s an administration problem.

This is a horror show, this is an epidemic of lawless people trying to kill police officers for no apparent reasons. Case in point is the lieutenant who was pumping gas in Houston. Over 7,000 people were at that church, and where was he (Obama)? Why wasn’t he there instead of a unity breakfast?”

Referring to the looting and destruction in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of Michael Brown, Flynn continued:

“I mean, he had the opportunity to do things then and he didn’t, and all he’s done is escalated and allowed these people that are hellbent on causing problems to do so. We can’t continue to have people who have no intention to do anything but to be disruptive. These aren’t good citizens. These are thugs who go out and try to cause problems.

You can’t continue to have this kind of hatred and animosity and the lawlessness that’s going on in this country at the cost of police officers losing their lives. It’s irresponsible of the president and his administration.

A statement from Obama on behalf of police could be powerful, Flynn said:

“I think it would send a message to people in law enforcement that we have a commander in chief who actually is backing the people who are in the war on the street. And this is a war on the street. He’s got to come out and ask to be a unified group and to support law enforcement.

He’s got a new attorney general, what’s her agenda? What is her message going to be, that she’s actually putting forth? I don’t know the answer to that question. But certainly, what he’s doing now, what he hasn’t done now, has been supportive of those in law enforcement.”

Wild Thing's comment............

God bless and protect our police across our land.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 8, 2015 12:50 AM


Obama's actions are the cause of the numerous deaths of law enforcement personnel.

Posted by: BobF at September 8, 2015 09:32 AM

Otherwise the police unions would be very supportive of a Democrat.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at September 8, 2015 01:39 PM