Cleveland Police Detective Steve Loomis says that President Obama is complicit in the senseless shooting in Baton Rouge that left three law enforcement officers dead and three more injured.
Loomis spoke to Fox News as he and the rest of the police force he is the union head for prepares for the Republican Convention in Cleveland. He reminded viewers that the incident in Baton Rouge began when an African American homeless man called 911 to report another African American man was pointing a gun at him. Officers, a number of them also African American, responded to that call for help leaving three of them dead.
Rather than bring calm and healing to the community he said that President Obama has done nothing but validate the anti-police narrative promoted by the mainstream media and Black Lives Matter activists.
Speaking with obvious passion, Loomis said, “This has got to end … We need some leadership in this country to come forward and put an end to this. The President of the United States has blood on his hands and it will not be able to become washed off.”
Loomis slammed the “reprehensible” way Obama and other leaders speak about law enforcement, particularly in the wake of the Dallas shooting that left five officers dead.
“How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country?” Loomis said. “It’s the irresponsible reporting of the media and it’s the irresponsible statements of people that are credible, like the president of the United States, like celebrities.”
The shooting in Louisiana’s state capital came just a week after five officers were killed while ensuring Black Lives Matters marchers the right to assemble. So far this year 30 law enforcement officers in the US have been killed in the line of duty, almost twice as many as last year at the same time.
Loomis pointed directly at the President, mainstream media, and pampered celebrities as much of the problem. Speaking to his hometown paper, The Plain Dealer, he questioned how law enforcement had become the enemy. He said that many civic leaders and ministers had called him expressing support while the President and entertainers have drawn a target on police from the safety of the White House and gated communities.
In his words, “Life is easy in the cheap seats.”