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This CBS report highlights the fact that Keith Lamont-Scott was a violent man. In fact, the report hints that the world is a better place without him. That isn’t a statement on whether Scott was carrying a gun when he was shot. It’s just a statement that he had a history of being a violent man.

The article opens with a statement that says “The black man killed by Charlotte police had a restraining order filed against him a year ago when he threatened to kill his wife and her son with a gun, according to court documents obtained Tuesday. Keith Scott’s wife filed the order on Oct. 5, saying that law enforcement officers who encounter him should be aware that he ‘carries a 9mm black’ gun.”

A man that’s threatened to murder his wife and son isn’t to be trusted.

Later in the article, it said “In the restraining order last fall, Rakeyia Scott sought to keep her husband away because ‘he hit my 8-year-old in the head a total of three times with his fist,’ she said in the restraining order document.” Still later in the report, it said this:

“He kicked me and threaten to kill us last night with his gun,” she said in the order filed in Gaston County, where the couple then lived. “He said he is a ‘killer’ and we should know that.”

Whenever the Democrats talk about African-Americans getting shot, the portray them as innocent victims who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Then they portray the officer as being a trigger-happy racist.

Consider this video of Hillary talking about the Lamont Scott shooting:

After unenthusiastically praising the police, Hillary went into the heart of her rant, saying “This much is certain. Too many people have lost their lives who shouldn’t have. Sabrina Fulton has become a friend of mine. Her son, Trayvon Martin, was killed not far from where we are today. Sabrina says that this is about saving our children and she’s absolutely right. We need to come together, work together, white, black, Latino, Asian, all of us, to turn the tide, stop the violence, build the trust.”

Mrs. Clinton just missed her Sister Soldjah moment. Time after time, the outrage over Ferguson, Baltimore and other places was built on fictions like ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’, only to have the myth demolished by verifiable forensic evidence.

This time, it’s likely that the black police officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott will be exonerated:

Homicide Unit Detectives interviewed multiple independent civilian witnesses at the scene and at police headquarters. Those witnesses confirmed that officers gave numerous loud verbal commands for Mr. Scott to drop the weapon and also confirmed that at no time did Mr. Scott comply with their commands.

A lab analysis conducted of the gun crime scene investigators recovered at the scene revealed the presence of Mr. Scott’s DNA and his fingerprints on the gun. It was also determined that the gun Mr. Scott possessed was loaded at the time of the encounter with the officers. The investigation also revealed that Mr. Scott was wearing an ankle holster at the time of the event.

Then there’s this:

It’s heartless for Democratic politicians to stoke racial tensions for political gain. What’s worse is those same Democratic politicians not speaking out against black-on-black violence.

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In the aftermath of this morning’s assassinations of 3 Baton Rouge police officers, half-hearted statements from the Commander-in-Chief aren’t enough. What’s required are strong actions that tell the world that assassinating cops won’t be tolerated.

Right after Philando Castile, Gov. Dayton opined that Castile might still be alive if he were white. It was an ill-advised statement that Gov. Dayton never should’ve made.

As long as it’s out there, though, it’s important that we flip this around. In light of the assassinations of the 5 DPD police officers last week and the assassinations of 3 police officers this morning in Baton Rouge and the I94 #BlackLivesMatter riots in St. Paul that left 21 officers injured, isn’t it time to ask whether #BlackLivesMatter should shoulder at least some of the blame for the assassinations of these police officers? Shouldn’t Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, especially Sharpton for his fiction of ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ in Ferguson, be blamed for throwing white gas on a raging racial fire?

In light of those things, the thing we didn’t need was a half-hearted statement from President Obama:

I’ll admit that it’d be difficult for President Obama to take Sharpton to the political woodshed but it’s what’s required. That’s what a leader would’ve done. Here’s what I would’ve written if I were the President’s chief speechwriter:

This morning’s assassinations of 3 police officers breaks my heart, especially knowing that it was another black man that shot those police officers. While I won’t pretend that police officers always treat minorities the same way they treat whites, I won’t pretend that black leaders like Al Sharpton and #BlackLivesMatter haven’t stoked the fires of racial animosity, either. It’s time for the police officers across the nation to review their procedures. Likewise, it’s time that the black community realize that most officers think that their job is to protect and defend the people in their city.

It was wrong for Gavin Long and Micah Johnson to murder in cold blood 8 police officers whose only sin was protecting people. It’s wrong for Al Sharpton to stoke the flames of racial animosity with chants of “Hands up, don’t shoot”.

Frankly, it’s time that both sides worked together rather than fighting each other.

That’s a statement President Obama doesn’t want to give, which is why it’s a statement that won’t be released.

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Predictably, the DFL is faking outrage over Chairman Cornish’s op-ed. Rep. Cornish is the chairman of the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee. Predictably, the NAACP heard a loud dog whistle when they read Chairman Cornish’s op-ed.

There’s nothing in Chairman Cornish’s op-ed that’s controversial to people with common sense. For instance, a bit of advice from is “Don’t be a thug and lead a life of crime so that you come into frequent contact with police.”

Nekima Levy-Pounds wasn’t the only person who threw a hissy fit over the word thug. Rachel Wannarka and Jason Sole threw hissy fits, too, writing “On June 8, an offensive letter by state Rep. Tony Cornish, a former law enforcement officer, appeared in the Star Tribune. The letter, headlined ‘Really, this isn’t complicated,’ purportedly aimed at helping ‘reduce the use of force by police,’ but in reality blaming the victims of police brutality using racially coded rhetoric such as ‘Don’t be a thug’ and non sequiturs such as ‘Don’t hang out on the street after 2 a.m.”

This isn’t surprising. In fact, it’s predictable considering the fact that “Rachel Wannarka is a member of the Minneapolis NAACP Criminal Justice Reform Task Force and a special education teacher at Boys Totem Town in St. Paul. Jason Sole teaches criminal justice at Hamline and Metropolitan State universities and is chair of the task force.”

Here’s the text of Chairman Cornish’s letter:

For the record, here’s what Ms. Levy-Pounds said in reacting to Chairman Cornish’s op-ed:

As an elected official in this state, Tony Cornish had a prime opportunity to demonstrate positive leadership on matters of race and policing. Instead, his divisive rhetoric showed disdain for the African-American community and the serious concerns surrounding the inequitable treatment and racial profiling we often face at the hands of law enforcement. His comments are also a distraction from the real issues related to the need for an overhaul of our system of policing.

The rhetoric used by Levy-Pounds was almost as incendiary as the rhetoric used by Wannarka and Sole:

Cornish seeks to place the full blame for police brutality on those being victimized.

Chairman Cornish wrote “Don’t be a thug and lead a life of crime so that you come into frequent contact with police.” Wannarka and Sole insist that that meant Chairman Cornish sought to “place the full blame for police brutality on those being victimized.” To people with a grasp of reality, it sounds like common sense.

Next, Cornish said “Don’t rob people, don’t use or sell drugs, and don’t beat up your significant other.” Next, Cornish said “Don’t hang out on the street after 2 a.m. Go home.” After that, Cornish said “Don’t make furtive movements or keep your hands in your pockets if told to take them out.” Finally, there’s this:

Don’t flap your jaws when the police arrive. Don’t disobey the requests of the police at the time. If you think you are wrongfully treated, make the complaint later.

That last bit of advice is important. “If you think you are wrongfully treated, make the complaint later” is great advice because it shows restraint. If there is wrongdoing on the police’s behalf, the right time to deal with it is after the situation is defused.

We should start calling the NAACP ‘Team Dog Whistle.’ Let me hear your opinions.