Brian Moore is dead.
He was shot in the face two days ago. Moore was 25 at the time of his death. Since joining the NYPD five years ago he made 150 arrests and was awarded two exceptional police service medals and two meritorious police service medals.
Here is the ABC News account of the story. Go read it. I’ll wait.
Notice anything missing?
Here are the accounts of the Michael Brown shooting.
Monday was supposed to be Michael Brown’s first day at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral.
The 18-year-old was shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb on Saturday, sparking a federal civil rights inquiry, local protests and national debate.
One side says the African-American teenager was surrendering, his hands in the air to show he was unarmed, when the officer opened fire. Authorities counter that Brown had attacked the officer in his car and tried to take his gun.
Unarmed black Mo. teen shot after altercation, police say
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation
Residents of a St. Louis suburb were outraged Sunday after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.
OK, now for some facts. More whites than blacks are killed by police every year.
The number of cops killed by firearms jumped by 56% in 2014:
The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in the US jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush assaults, according to a report released Tuesday.
The annual report by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that 50 officers were killed by guns this year, compared to 32 in 2013.
In all, the report found that 126 federal, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty in 2014. That’s a 24 percent jump from last year’s 102 on-duty deaths. Shootings were the leading cause of officer deaths in 2014 followed by traffic-related fatalities, at 49.
This is accused Brian Moore shooter:
A white cop is dead at the hands of a black shooter. And it causes not a ripple in the media. It’s not mentioned anywhere. That’s because white lives don’t matter. You can always tell the ethnicity of a perpetrator when a shooting occurs because it’s not mentioned in the media report. A cop’s ethnicity is unimportant when that ethnicity is white. The shooter’s ethnicity is unimportant when a white person is shot. Reverse that and it’s a world headline.
It’s disgusting. The media is completely out of its collective mind and absolutely reeks of political correctness. Either mention ethnicity all the time or don’t mention it at all. I don’t care which they choose but they need to stop being the execrable idiots that are now.
Michael Brown got national moment of silence.
Bet you a lot of money Brian Moore doesn’t get one because his life doesn’t matter. He was the wrong ethnicity.