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The following comment was originally posted on Facebook by a friend of a friend of a friend. The person who posted it works for Modesto PD. This needs to be shared. This post is talking about yet another facet of the #WarOnCops.
“THIS CHAPS MY HIDE. People suck. A bakery in Modesto Frost Bakery had coordinated all the food for Officers and family who attended Deputy Wallace’s memorial yesterday. It was damaged and vandalized sometime overnight with ‘pig lover’ and other anti-police graffiti. The owner is the kindest lady you could ever meet, and she donates her time and services to ALL KINDS of community orgs. Wtf is wrong with people?! Where is the news on this??”
For those who don’t know, Deputy Wallace was executed by a wanted felon who shot him in the head, twice, with the barrel of the felon’s illegally obtained gun in contact with the deputy’s head. The funeral was three days ago on November 21st. That is the officer whose funeral Frost Bakery was coordinating the food for.
The “news” still has not covered this anti-cop based crime. Instead, sadly, the “news” is too busy fueling the war on cops to bother seeing what it is doing to this country. This poor small business owner, who cared enough about the loss of a local cop that she took care of the fallen officer’s extended family’s food needs, and in return for her kindness some piece of crap victimizes her?
Folks, please open your eyes and see what is going on out there. The liberal left has made this behavior acceptable by making the cops out to be the bad guys. The media has does it, groups like Black Lives Matter do it, celebrities do it, the top two democrat presidential candidates were doing it, heck, even the current (and thankfully leaving soon) president, Barack Obama has repeatedly spoken disparagingly about the entire profession. The anti-cop sentiment has never been worse in my lifetime.
Edmund Burke famously said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Well, what we are seeing today is a perfect example of that. The only way this is going to change is when the good people have had enough, when they stop being the silent majority, when they stand up and say “no more.” The question is, how long is that going to take? When will enough actually be enough?
Hopefully, it will be before our society collapses, but sadly I’m beginning to have my doubts.
UPDATED: Sometime yesterday (11-25-16), this post went a bit viral. Since then, I have been accused of being a “fake news” site and accused of making this incident up.
- Before writing this, I confirmed with my friend that the person who originally posted it was 1) indeed an actual cop and 2) that the event had actually occurred.
- Before publishing this post, I personally reached out to Frost Bakery via their Facebook page in which I spoke about the incident and thanked them for supporting law enforcement. They read the comment (as verified by Facebook messenger) and did not offer any corrections to what I said.
- Since publishing this post, a person purporting to be the officer who originally posted this on Facebook commented on our Facebook page.
One person on our Facebook page even went as far as posting screen shot of webpage purportedly showing a record of reported crimes for the areas, because we all know that it never happened unless it was reported, right? Because no one has ever been the victim of a crime and not filed a report? Because no cop has ever seen evidence of a minor crime and not completed a crime report? Seriously? Crimes occur all the time and do not get reported. That is a fact of life.
Now, I can understand a business not wanting negative attention drawn to them, and some folks might see this story as negative. If the business had contacted me, or simply responded to my inquiry and asked me not to run it, I would not have published this. Heck, I would still take it down if they asked me to, but they have not contacted me at all, and it is not like contacting me requires a doctorate. All they would need do is reply to the message I sent them, post a comment on our FB page, post a comment here on this page, etc. Instead, what people are doing is throwing around all sorts of bogus allegations trying to discredit me, and that I do not appreciate.
UPDATE: It appears that long after I attempted to contact Frost Bakery (documented above), and after this article was published, they posted an update of their own on their Facebook page. According to that post on Frost Bakery’s page, the timing of the officer’s Facebook post did not match the timing of the actual vandalism, even though the officer’s post was after the funeral and he appears to feel it is related. They were indeed the victim of anti-police vandalism and they do indeed support law enforcement, but the timing was not what I was initially lead to believe. For that error, I apologize.
UPDATE on “Fake News” Accusations: One of the people accusing us of being a “fake news” website, Debbie Crouse Laffranchini, appears to be some sort of an employee of the Modesto Bee, although besides her public FB posts, I find no mention of her on the Modesto Bee website and google revealed nothing either. She posted several comments regarding “fake news” including one in which she specifically mentions this incident.
But then, she shares an article from Daily Kos?
I’m being accused of being a “fake news” website by someone who shares Daily Kos articles? And it gets better, she buys all the fake stories (the vast majority have been disproved by law enforcement investigations) of Trump supporters committing hate crimes?
Funny, she is preaching about not believing fake news stories yet she is sharing them herself… Seems both hypocritical and ironic.
The deeper you go into her FB page, the richer her calling me a “fake news” site gets. She shared this ridiculous lie, which ironically I just wrote a blog post about yesterday. Gee, I wonder if someone’s personal biases against the police might be playing a role in how they are treating this incident?
The irony of a person deriding me for this article saying “it incites us, divides us, and polarizes us” sharing the Occupy Democrats post below is not remotely lost on me…