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 (Photo credit, (Des Moines Police/Urbandale Police)
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.”
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