Most of you can remember back in July of 2016, when five police officers were gunned down during a Black Lives matter rally. But what we didn’t know until very recently that the five officers were as much the victims of snowflake police officials as they were the actual shooter. Originally, the officers were wearing the heavy armor that protected them against high powered bullets. Many were also to carry rifles.
But Dallas is a liberal city ruled by liberal fools and they decided the heavier armor and the rifles made them look too militaristic. They were order to put on the lighter vests that offered no real protection against the shooter’s high powered rifle. And by ordering the rifles not to be used, the officers were heavily outgunned by the sniper. But it was an easy decision for them to make since they were not the ones risking their lives.
Dallas police officers who worked a Black Lives Matter rally July, 2016, were not allowed to wear certain armor because it would look “too militaristic”, according to CBSLocal. The political correctness might have cost them their lives.
Five police officers who worked that rally were murdered by Black Lives Matter terrorist Micah Xavier Johnson. Dallas Police Association Mike Mata told CBSLocal News, “They were told not to wear their heavy gear,” which, if worn, “may have stopped some of those rounds.”
In the interview, Mata said, “They didn’t want the police department to look militaristic to the community, look aggressive, incite any type of trouble.” All of the officers who worked the event wore standard issued soft armor, but followed orders and left their better protective gear behind, including ‘stronger, thicker body armor, and helmets’ in their cars.
According to Mata, they were also not allowed to carry their department-issued rifles for the same reason. Armed with just their pistols, officers were outgunned by Johnson who used a rifle in the attack, which was the deadliest for law enforcement since 9/11.
Johnson, a military veteran, had set out to kill as many white police officers as he could, according to The New York Times. The assassinations were fueled by the false narratives and violent rhetoric of Black Lives Matter members, as shown by Johnson’s own words to police during the incident.
He said that he was ‘upset at the recent police shootings’, ‘…upset at white people’, that he ‘…wanted to kill white people, especially officers.’
The shootings were alleged to be payback for the July 5, 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police officers, and the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer.
Later on, after an investigation, the Department of Justice refused to charge the officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling. The officer who shot Philando Castile was acquitted by a jury.
Mata said that the protective gear that was not allowed to be worn might have saved lives, or prevented more serious injuries. He said “A lot of those shots, and a lot of those wounds …were chest shots, lower abdomen wound shots, and those heavy vests would have covered them.”