Two police officers were shot and killed yesterday by someone who apparently went out looking for cops to shoot, in some sort of apparent revenge for the recent shootings of unarmed black men by police officers. I have a couple of thoughts here.
First off, the shooter, who then killed himself, was pretty clearly around the bend. He also shot his girlfriend before heading out the door. I’m inclined to suspect he was just in a murdery mood, for lack of a better phrase.
Second, let’s not start blaming the (largely peaceful) protesters or people like New York City’s mayor. Rather, let’s blame the guy who did the shooting. Remember, Fox News crowd, if Sarah Palin, whose PAC had a graphic of various congressional districts with crosshairs over certain Congresspeople, wasn’t responsible at all for Gabrielle Giffords being shot, which she wasn’t, then the protesters and the like aren’t responsible for these two police officers being shot. So let’s not blame them, and instead blame the guy who did the shooting.