Detective Steve Loomis said that the shootings of police officers, from Dallas to now, started with what he deemed as a completely false narrative that police are 'racist.'
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Loomis also called on Ohio governor John Kasich to ban open-carry in Cuyahoga County during the Republican National Convention. The request was denied.
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STEVE LOOMIS, PRESIDENT OF CLEVELAND POLICE PATROLMEN'S ASSOCIATION: The president of the Untied States validated a false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the Media are pressing out there to the public — He validated with his very divisive statements And now we see an escalation.
This has got to end.
We need some leadership in this country to come forward and put an end to this.
I don’t care if it’s clergy or who it is but somebody has to step up and put an end to this. It’s false narrative and people politicizing the false narrative that we have a President of the United States and the governor of Minnesota making a statement less than one day after the police involved shootings.
Those police involved shootings are what absolutely has triggered in rash of senseless murders of law enforcement officers across the country. It is reprehensible.
The president has blood on his hands and it will not be able to come washed off...
How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country? I can not imagine how we got here. It is the irresponsible reporting of the media and irresponsible statements from people who are credible - like the president, like celebrities.
The president spoke later in the afternoon, and said that it is up to all Americans "to make sure we are part of the solution, and not part of the problem."