Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson at an Occupy Chicago rally

By John Ruberry

In regards to police, I learned as a child one basic lesson: do what they say and obey the law. But during my childhood in the late 1960s is when the anti-cop movement began. Some of that bias is understandable, given the overt racism of such police leaders as Birmingham, Alabama’s “Bull” Connor. In 1968, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley’s police clubbed and tear gassed anti-war protesters on live TV as the Democratic National Convention was being held a few miles away. The protesters disciples of Gandhi, they tossed rocks, boulders, and bags of feces mixed with urine at the cops.

The mayhem helped elect Richard M. Nixon president.

Polls  conducted after the DNC determined that most Americans favored Daley’s clampdown on the protesters, but Chicago’s Boss, a Democrat, was hated by the what was then called the New Left until his death in office eight years later.

But the New Left is now the Left and it makes up the bulk of the contemporary Democratic Party.

Details are still sketchy on the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri. It appears he did not obey the law–it’s believed Brown stole $48 worth of cigars in a strongarm robbery and he may have rushed the police before a police officer fatally wounded him. Brown probably didn’t properly respond  to what the Ferguson cops told him to do.

The unworthy successors of Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement, leftist race hustlers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, utilize the police as a straw man enemy to obscure some painful facts. The great majority of blacks murdered are killed by other blacks. Most blacks are who are robbed are robbed by other blacks. The drug dealers in African-American neighborhoods are almost exclusively black.

F*ck the Police rally in Chicago, 2012
F*ck the Police rally in Chicago, 2012

So no one should be surprised that within just a few hours of Brown’s death, some Ferguson residents were chanting, “Kill the police!” As I write this post, Jackson and Sharpton are in Ferguson.

Two years ago I went undercover and walked in an Occupy Chicago-affiliated “F*ck the Police” rally.

America’s first black president, Barack Obama, betrayed his anti-police bias when, bereft of most of the facts, he declared that the police acted “stupidly” when a Massachusetts cop arrested a Harvard professor when it appeared he was breaking into a home five years ago, which turned out to be his own. Charges were dropped against Gates, and the  justifiable backlash led Obama to call his bias-slip “a teachable moment.”

Police officers put their lives on the line every day they arrive at work.

John "Lee" Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

Forty-one years earlier, Obama’s friend and unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers was arrested at one of the anti-war protests during the Democratic National Convention.

It’s the left-wing circle of life.

Yeah, I know there are a few bad police officers who abuse their power, as there are in all professions. But life is much easier when you listen to cops.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Suddenly the president has gone before the press to try to back off, suddenly instead of being stupid Mr. Gates and the police are both good people and might have over reacted.

The policeman in question has apparently been called by Obama and there is a great exchange over getting the press off his lawn.

It is interesting to note that it was after the Gates incident that his polls dropped below 50%.

This was actually a smart move by the president, this was going to bleed until they backed up, what will really be interesting will be how the liberal media which was all over the police over this will now react to the president’s sudden volte face.

This is now the only story on every Boston network.

Update: MSNBC is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen they are saying that Obama has handled this exactly right. I’m hope Patterico & Sister Toldjah weren’t drinking when they saw that.

Hotair comments it is a good distraction from Healthcare, but I don’t agree since it was a lead balloon to his popularity. 40 years ago Johnson figured if he lost Cronkite he lost middle America. Obama must have figured that if he lost Jon Stewart then it was time to cut bait, Rosa Parks not withstanding.

Question: If MSNBC and the other Obama media were all ready to lynch the police over this as little as a few hours ago, how are they going to re-spin themselves now that the president has backed off?

Update 2: Here is the actual video: