Via USA Today:
The murder of two New York policemen shouldn’t surprise anyone. We’ve been watching liberal protesters war against police since the rise of Occupy Wall Street three years ago.
The #Shutitdown protests are filled with the same hateful rhetoric against police, spitting, curses and violence as they invade malls and block highways. If police respond, they are videotaped, photographed and lambasted on social media and left-wing websites. Only a week before the killings, protesters marched in New York chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”
The same sentiment spread on Twitter as some were gleeful about the murders. One asked: “Am I the only one happy about this breaking news 2 cops getting shot”? She wasn’t. The hashtag #F—12 overflowed with hate for #pigpolice.
Now, many protesters, like White House favorite and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, claim they aren’t anti-police, they are pro-justice.