“There’s no doubt in my mind that Deputy Goforth was murdered because of the color he wore, because he was blue, because he was an officer”, commented Joe Gamaldi, the vice president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, on Monday.
The story here is unity and faith as many pay their respects to Deputy Darren Goforth.
Cruz put the blame upon Obama and his deplorable administration: “Cops across this country are feeling the assault”. In a televised press conference after the killing, Harris County Sheriff Don Hickman argued that police officers were being attacked because political rhetoric had been turned against them.
“In the last few years, ambush attacks aimed to kill or injure law enforcement officers have risen dramatically”, Canterbury said. “That is fundamentally wrong, and it is endangering the safety and security of us all“.
“In my letter I asked President Obama to stand with us against this disturbing trend, condemn these crimes, and declare a National Day of Prayer and Peace”, Fleming said.
Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) said churches and synagogues have been “where right and wrong has been taught to a huge number of our population”, and “if we lose those great institutions we can’t hire enough police officers to keep us safe”.
“I’ve come to show my support for a fallen hero, his family the rest of the community, the United States”, Robert Huckabee said. They put their lives on the line for our safety. Police had said over the weekend the shooting appeared unprovoked.
Cruz’s comments came as conservative media – and politicians – grow ever more critical of the Black Lives Matter movement that grew out of last year’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “Well, cops’ lives matter, too”, Hickman said. “Everybody’s life matters we’re humans and we need to treat each other as humans”, Sanford.
Miles, who was charged with capitol murder Saturday morning, has a criminal history dating to 2005, but a 2012 arrest led to Miles being sent to a state mental hospital for several months.