The county commissioner of Dallas recently voted against honoring slain cops.
In an effort to commemorate the anniversary of the death of five police officers that were gunned down at a Black Lives Matters protest last year, the Dallas County Commission voted on a resolution to make July 7 an official day to honor fallen law enforcement officers.
It wasn’t a hard choice for every commissioner but one. In the case of John Wiley Price, he voted “no.”
“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,” Price said after he abstained from the vote, KTVT reported.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Price also suggested that police brought the shootings upon themselves because of unjust police violence, Fox 4 reported.
As expected, the commissioner’s vote and comments drew outrage.
“Once again, we have an elected official who is showing complete disregard and disrespect to the men and women who protect this city,” Sgt. Michael Mata of the Dallas Police Association said, reported KTVT.
Mata has asked Price to issue an apology.
Price has refused and doubled down on his comments.
“Not in this lifetime,” he said. “The last time I checked, my God had all lives matter. That’s what I said, and that’s what I stick with.”
Mata made it clear that Price has the right to voice his opinion, but that he picked a bad time to take a principled stand.
“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,” Mata said.
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