We blame the climate of hate fostered by Obama and Holder, who were unavailable for comment. You can say with certainty this was inevitable with their endless agitation.
Two police officers were hit by gunfire early Thursday outside the Ferguson police department.
The shots were fired just after midnight as police were confronting protesters who had gathered outside the police station.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was with his department and the other was with the Webster Groves department. Both were being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Belmar spoke, and were in serious condition.
The chief said at least three shots were fired. He described the injuries of both men as “very serious gunshot injuries.”
The Webster Groves officer was shot in the face. He is 32 and has been on the force seven years.
The county officer was hit in the shoulder. That officer is 41 and has been on the force for 14 years.
Belmar said no suspects have been identified in the shootings.
He said he believes the officers were targeted. They had been standing in a group when the shots were fired. The gunfire was “parallel to the ground,” he said.
The chief said that 60-70 protesters had come to the Ferguson Police Department earlier in the night, some of them blocking roads and sidewalks. The protests prompted police departments to send officers, some in riot gear.
Belmar said he felt police have been fortunate since protests erupted in Ferguson in August after the police shooting of Michael Brown in that officers patrolling those protests have not been injured.
“But I have said all along that we cannot sustain this forever without problems,” he added. “That’s not an indictment of everybody that’s expressing their First Amendment rights but we have seen in law enforcement that this is a very, very dangerous environment for officers to work in regarding the amount of gunfire that we have experienced up there.
Naturally nobody will accept the slightest bit of responsibility for the war on police.
About 25 protesters remained at the scene about two hours after the shooting. Police wouldn’t let them leave until they gave statements.
The protesters seemed to be two camps. The first were there to make a point that they weren’t satisfied with the resignations of City Manager John Shaw and Police Chief Thomas Jackson. They were chanting in unison.
The other one was volatile, angry, hurling profanities at the police, media and other protesters. Some skirmishes broke out among the factions.
The police should all just walk away at this point. They’re Public Enemy No. 1 and their lives are in danger. Naturally some drooling moron offered this penetrating insight:
Yes, the cops had someone shoot them on purpose. Seems so obvious, huh? Here’s video.
Meanwhile, we hope the media’s happy now:
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) March 12, 2015