The anniversary of the killing of five policemen during a Black Lives Matter protest and the county thought they should recognize the event. When they took a vote , all of the commissioners except one voted for the commemoration and he voted no because the cops “got what they deserved”. That commissioner is John Wiley Price. He was tried in 2014 for accepting bribes and tax evasion. He was found not guilty even though one of the people who was funneling money to him had turned state’s evidence.
A year ago, five police officers were assassinated by a black nationalist in a horrific massacre in Dallas.
The Dallas County Commission decided to do something nice to honor the officers who had been killed.
But then came a problem.
As the one year anniversary of the ambush approached, the Dallas County Commission voted on a resolution to make July 7 a day to honor all fallen law enforcement officers. All commissioners voted “yes,” except for Commissioner John Wiley Price.
Why did he refuse to honor them?
“Abstained,” yelled Price after the vote. “It’s interesting in this country how you again continue to try to frame a narrative with regards to other people who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. Any loss of life is bad.”
According to Price, “unjust police violence” is what prompted the ambush shootings according to Fox 4.
He also said they shouldn’t be honored unless everyone was honored.
CBS11 tried to contact him to get a further explanation by calling his office. When they did so, someone from his office hung up on them.
“It was to honor these fallen so I think he does owe the law enforcement community an apology. There’s a time and a place for everything,” Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata told Fox4. “Any other day of the week, I would agree with him.
But on a day where we lost five officers who were murdered on the streets in the city of Dallas from hateful rhetoric — whether it’s from the police side of the community or the community to the police — is not the day that you do it.”