Berlin, Germany—I was nearing
the end of a much too short European vacation here and I had just retired for
the night. I opened my iPad to check my
email one last time before going to sleep.
There were some flash
messages appearing my screen about the San Bernardino, CA “mass shooting” with
vague reports of scores of victims. I
went to the websites of the Local television stations as they were just beginning
Live helicopter video images were
being broadcast of paramedics who were just assembling triage areas and there
were an amazing amount of police vehicles already present.
News anchors were telling
their audiences that police officials don’t know who, or just how many were
involved. They were saying little more than that there were scores of causalities. I could understand this at the very beginning
but this pathetic and minimal information was broadcast for hours.
The same redundant line about
what the cops don’t know was being constantly reported. Finally there was a press conference.
Police officials took turns
telling the world that scores were injured ant that as many as three unknown
men armed with long guns, wearing military clothing and body armor were
Reporters were asking
carefully worded questions avoiding issues of Islamic influence or terrorism. What was worse they never once asked
questions about what they were hearing on the police scanners.
I had to ask myself the
obvious questions about a possible cover up conspiracy by the media!
Having worked for more
decades than I care to admit as a cop and investigator I knew I was hearing
lies and lots of them!
The cops responding this
scene were fairly well trained and knew exactly what to do. They quickly located and examined
surveillance video images. Likewise they
quickly looked at expended shell casings at least so they can determine if the
rounds were beyond the protection of their own body armor.
Last but not least cops
interviewed the frightened and excited walking wounded about who was involved
and their verbal exchanges. After all
they needed to know who they shooters were and had to assess any further threat
to the community.
The rank and file cops did
their jobs well and obtained all the necessary information. Police scanners monitored by the media were
blaring out a name of one of the probable shooters.
Within a half hour of the
shooting I got an email from a cop friend that gave me the misspelled name of
Syed Farook as one of the killers. That
name with similar misspellings popped up repeatedly in Facebook and Twitter
posts by a few retired cops I trust to not publish wild rumors.
Throughout the night (Because
I was in Germany I was nine hours ahead) I watched every police official lie to
reporters claiming not to know sex, race, age, names or specific information
about the involved vehicle.
I was absolutely shocked that
the assembled reporters would not ask
even the simplest questions to challenge the obvious lies by police
During the press briefings I
was screaming questions in my mind!
“Chief, do you mean to tell us none of the survivors had even a clue
who’d have done this? Are you telling us none of your officers have bothered to
examined video images or even bothered to look at shell casings?”
I’d like to give the police
bosses the benefit of the doubt here but I can’t. They could or should have simply said
something like, “We are doing our job here and know many of the answers to your
questions however revealing that information at this time may compromise our
Soon cops were chasing a
black SUV occupied by Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malic. After a few hundred shots were exchanged
finally the immediate threat was ended.
The cops won the battle. I’d say that the discipline, training and
courage of the cops here was far superior then these two now dead Islamic
Political lines were drawn
here early. From politicians, the
Whitehouse down to the mayors that appoint the police chief were all
like-minded Communist shitbags.
They have an obvious agenda
to protect their beloved Muslim friends so Americans wont fear or reject the
ongoing dangerous Islamic immigration invasion.
The media owners and bosses
are simply Whitehouse propagandists rather than journalists.
The rank and file reporters
have their own scruples, but for the most part they are Obama loyalists
too. For rank and file reporters it’s far more complicated.
If the reporters ask the
wrong questions they may find themselves quickly unemployed. Right now the
mainstream media is in a crisis because of the Internet and shrinking
Pink slips are raining in
every newsroom and reporters that want to be true journalists know they’d be
through if they dare report anything that would embarrass the Left political
elite. There are currently legions of
unemployed journalists out there.
L.A. Television news has some
of their reporters on actual employment contracts. However a high percentage of them are just freelancers
working without a contract and have no significant employment rights.
The freelancers in LA are strung
along for years without being actual employees of the news organizations. The
bosses like that because the freelance reporters respond to commands like
What I absolutely detest is
watching reporters allowing politicians and their appointed bureaucrats to
control news content.
Real journalists should have
been out locating friends and relatives of those involved to interview. They should have followed up on the investigative
leads gleaned from police scanners. They could have, for example early on used
resources to obtain the home address of Farook and talked with his neighbors. They
may have seen a large police presence at his home had they bothered to go
Politically sensitive news
and its editorial content is carefully controlled by today’s mainstream media. The infamous Nazi propaganda minster, Josef
Goebbels’ spirit is alive and well. His
famous statement is still the case today, “If you tell a lie often enough it
becomes the truth.”
I must commend the rank and
file cops that involved in this horrifying event. Their courage, professionalism and devotion
to duty was nothing short of magnificent.
Well-trained and armed
Americans are truly going to be the first defense to the huge threat of Islamic
inspired Terrorism. Gun bans and Gun
Free Zones facilitates murder and terrorism.
We cannot make law-abiding people safer by disarming them. However the media propagandists can be counted
upon to suggest even more gun control instead.
Police can only respond after
the fact and clean up the mess. It’s our
absolute duty to protect and defend families, nation and ourselves. Politicians that obstruct American’s God
given and Constitutional right to self-defense belong on gallows scaffolds
rather than holding office.
I will leave you with a quote
from that great visionary, George Orwell.
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed,
everything else is public relations.”