Black Lives Matter Movement Catches Social Media Hell For Iowa Cops Killed By A White Man
Leonard Greene of the New York Daily News articulated it very well;
“If you think black people are relieved that the suspect in the shooting death of two Iowa police officers is a white guy, you’ve got it all wrong.”
“If anything, most black people, like any other law-abiding citizens or residents, were outraged and angered over these kind of sick assaults on our communities.”
“But we are also tired of the speed-of-light rush to judgment, and the collective need to blame black people for all of society’s ills.”
“That is exactly what happened in the hours after police officer Justin Martin and Sgt. Tony Beminio were ambushed by a cowardly lone gunman as they sat in their patrol cars early Wednesday morning.”
“Social media, with its tweet-first-ask-questions-later way of communicating, quickly became an ugly, racist lynch mob intent on stringing up anyone ever associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Scott Michael Greene, 46, is the lone suspect for the slayings of Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sargent Tony Beminio. As Leonard Greene describes it, Greene’s turning himself in saved law enforcement the trouble of taking down some innocent black man for the crime.
According to the New York Daily News;
“Police believe Greene began his rampage Wednesday by firing more than two dozen rounds at Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin as he sat in his squad car about 1 a.m.
“I wouldn’t call it a confrontation,” said Police Chief Ross McCarty of Urbandale, which is in the Des Moines metropolitan area. “I don’t think (Martin) may have even been aware that there was a gunman next to him.”
Officer Justin Martin was 24-years old and had just graduated from the academy and started on patrol in August.
About 20 minutes after Officer Martin was killed, 2 miles away, Greene shot and killed Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio as he sat in his cruiser.
Sargent Anthony Beminio was 39-years old. He joined the Des Moines police department in 2005. Beminio was a father of three who served as a school resource officer and a robbery homicide detective before he was recently promoted.
Greene ended the manhunt for the cop killer(s) after flagging down a Natural Resources Department officer on a gravel road about 35 miles west of where the officers were killed. Cops arrested Greene without incident and found no weapons on him. He was taken by ambulance to a Des Moines hospital after complaining about an unspecified medical issue.
Greene has a history of police confrontations. According to the Des Moines Register, in 2014, he was charged with misdemeanor interference for resisting an officer’s attempt to pat him down for weapons. Greene plead guilty to the charge.
The New York Daily News reports that two days after his 2014 police encounter, Greene called a man the N-word and threatened to kill him. He pleaded guilty to a harassment charge and was sentenced to one year of probation.
Two weeks before he killed the two Iowa officers, Greene’s 66-year-old mother was arrested for allegedly assaulting him. Police said the two got into a fight when the mother ordered Greene to remove his daughter’s service dog from her home.
Funeral services for Sergeant Anthony Beminio will be held Monday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. The service will be at the Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines.
Funeral services for officer Justin Martin will be held Tuesday at 11:40 a.m. at South Calhoun Middle School in his hometown of Rockwell City. The city of 1,700 is about 75 miles northwest of Des Moines. He will be buried at Rosehill Cemetery.
Our condolences to the families of Officer Justin Martin and Sargent Anthony Beminio. May they rest in peace.
The Young Turks give more information about Greene’s background. They also ask the question, where is Blue Lives Matter?
Press Conference in Iowa on 2 officers shot and killed in ambush-style attack