How about years of cop-bashing rap from N.W.A.'s "F**k tha Police" and Ice-T's "Cop Killer" to Dead Prez's "Police State" ("I throw a Molotov cocktail at the precinct") and The Game's "911 is a Joke" (I ought to shoot 51 officers for the 51 times that boy was shot in New York")?
Try the glamorization of poisonous anti-police domestic terrorist groups like the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers. Add in the mainstreaming of anti-police demagogues Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (whose ex-wife and daughter were arrested last week after verbally abusing a Harlem cop and resisting arrest after running a red light). And toss in the global glorification of Death Row cop-killers Stanley "Tookie" Williams and Mumia Abu-Jamal by the Hollywood elite.
It is, in my mind, no coincidence that another of 2009's bloodiest multiple-police shootings took place in Oakland -- a hotbed of black nationalism/Free Mumia radicalism that gave us the likes of Angela Davis, Huey Newton and Obama green jobs czar turned liberal think-tank fellow Van Jones (whose "creative" activism and "energy" in the Bay Area won senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett's heart). Four Oakland officers went down and one was injured when a convicted felon ambushed them during a routine traffic stop. Nearly 20,000 law enforcement officers and supporters from around the country filled a memorial event for the fallen.
President Obama -- Chicago pal of police-targeting Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers and the convener of the national beer summit to indulge his race-baiting, police-bashing Harvard professor friend Henry Louis Gates -- did not attend the service.