Islamic State finally finds a way to gain sympathy from Americans

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (TFC) – An employee of the Philadelphia Police Department was shot in an apparent attack by a “lone wolf” supporter of the Islamic State. The response from Americans hasn’t been one of outrage. It’s a phenomenon the Fraternal Order of Police should watch with interest. Americans place cops on the same moral footing as the Islamic State. After watching the developments, this journalist used his personal profile to test the theory. The results were as predicted. Most can’t decide whether to root for American cops or foreign terrorists.

Image Source: Justin King

Image Source: Justin King

We’ve blocked out the identifying information of anyone who expressed an opinion one way or the other with the exception of Ryan Wiscaver who was willing to have his included.

 

Image Source: Justin King

Image Source: Justin King

Despite the media blitz claiming there was a “War on police”, there wasn’t one. However this demonstrates that Americans aren’t necessarily opposed to one. After a never-ending stream of dead unarmed men, women, and children coupled with officers mocking the family members of the slain on multiple occasions, cops are now seen to have the same moral authority as a terrorist group that murders unarmed people. When it’s phrased in that manner, it makes more sense. Only about ten percent of commenters expressed support for law enforcement.

What will it take for law enforcement to realize that policies must change? As much as the propaganda says otherwise, being a cop is currently a safe job. It isn’t even in the top ten of dangerous jobs. A pizza delivery driver has a more dangerous profession. That may not remain the case if officers continue to murder unarmed civilians at a rate of more than ten per month. Citizens will only be pushed so far before they begin to realize it might be safer to attempt to shoot it out with officers rather than simply be murdered without cause. Officers should take notice of this before there are more flag draped coffins.

Image Source: Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916, Flickr, Creative Commons Police officers give a farewell salute to NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos as an honor guard carries his flag-draped coffin from Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.

Image Source: Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916, Flickr, Creative Commons
Police officers give a farewell salute to NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos as an honor guard carries his flag-draped coffin from Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.