Barack Obama owes them an apology. Not only did he make the statement slamming the police on Wednesday night ... CNN is reporting that he is standing behind his statement. Talk about arrogance.
The arresting officer, Sgt. James Crowley, has said point-blank he will not apologize for doing what was right. Good for him. Fox News reported:
"I know I’m not apologizing. It’s not that I’m digging in my heels, I just have nothing to apologize for,” said Sgt. James Crowley.Fox News audio: Cambridge cop speaks out!
I have police officers in my family. I am surrounded by police officer friends and police officer bloggers. They are the front line ... our First Responders ... in a national crisis, those we depended on after 9/11 along with firemen and emergency workers. Has Obama forgotten the NYPD in the wake of 9/11? They are responsible and go the extra mile to be fair before arresting anyone. They take abuse ... they are courteous ... they are often in harm's way.
I am grateful to have police officers watching out for our communities. They leave home never knowing if they will return, not knowing what kind of situation will be encountered during their shift.
A big THANK YOU to all those officers throughout the nation who protect us ... and God bless them and their families