Philly may be the city of love but the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is not going to get much out from the city’s cops when the Democrat National Convention rolls into town next week.
Brietbart reported that Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police criticized Hillary Clinton in a statement for ignoring the families of dead police officers and insinuating that BLM (Black Lives Matter) rhetoric played an important role in recent shooting in Baton Rouge and Dallas.
The FOP statement also lambasted the Democrat National Committee for its choice of speakers – which was heavy on BLM supporting individuals. The list also included the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon and Eric Garner. The statement read:
President John McNesby and the membership of Philadelphia Lodge 5 FOP are shocked and saddened by the planned choice of speakers at the upcoming DNC in Philadelphia. The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism, and “being on duty in blue. It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country. Mrs. Clinton, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Republicans don’t really employ professional agitators like the Democrats do, and so it is unlikely that there will be a lot of commotion in Philly like there was in Cleveland. However, if something did happen, Hillary could call Black Lives Matter.