If you are grateful for small things, it is a good sign that even constant critics of the police are denouncing the murder of NYPD cop Brian Moore. No less thanPresident Obama, Mayor de Blasio and Al Sharptonhave expressed outrage and offered condolences.
Their remarks are welcome, with Sharpton calling the murder an “unpardonable crime.” His comments reinforce the old-fashioned idea that attacking law enforcement is out of bounds, always and everywhere.
Unfortunately, however, the progressive ringleaders could also have a less noble motive for joining the common-sense chorus. Maybe they concluded that dead cops are bad for business.
In their day jobs, all three routinely make excuses for those who break the law and blast cops first and get the facts later. Each offered encouragement to the law-breaking rabble known as Occupy Wall Street and expressed varying degrees of support for anti-police protesters in New York, Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., even as they criticized arsonists and looters.