Amid rampant violence against police officers across the country, President Obama has been strangely silent amid calls for him to denounce the violence and stand up for America's law enforcement.

Most recently, when a Deputy Sheriff was murdered in an "execution-style" shooting in Texas Obama hasn't batted an eye or said a word to discourage the increasing violence against the police.

And that bothers some people, notably, Sheriff David Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County.

Clarke, who is black, has no qualms about calling the situation what it is: direct targeting of servicemen and women who are trying to serve the American people and being killed for their efforts.

"I said last December that war had been declared against the American police officer, led by some high-profile people. . . . it’s open season right now, no doubt about it," said Clarke.

Those high-profile people, according to Clarke, are President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder, both of whom became heavily involved in the racially tense shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

By calling attention to the silence coming from the White House in response to the police killings that are occurring around the country, Clarke says that Obama's silence is giving violent protesters the ammunition and the confidence they need to attack police officers.

Clarke also takes to task recent bouts of protests that have called for the killing and maiming of police officers and others involved in the justice system, saying "You can't do that. That is filth, that is slime."

Perhaps Obama feels that the situation is too volatile, too racially charged to intervene. Maybe he's planning a larger ceremony where he'll publicly acknowledge the service that these officers continue to do for the country.

But, more likely, Obama is simply waiting in silence because he's afraid of tainting the public record he is building of being a voice for racial equality. Obama is afraid that by speaking out against these violent protesters he'll offend some racial rioters. Come on, Mr. President. Take a stand for America's police officers.

h/t: IJReview

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