Randy Sutton Responds To The International Chiefs of Police Apology To Minorities

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International Chiefs of Police President Chief Cunningham

Randy Sutton Responds To The International Chiefs of Police Apology To Minorities

We have buried four Law enforcement Officers this week, the same week as the International Chiefs of Police Convention. The President of that organization could have honored these officers by addressing the War on Cops, but did he?

I waited for a few hours after I read this article to comment upon it. I did so, because I wanted to collect my thoughts before I wrote something that I might regret later. That being said, I would like to ask this of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), just where have you been the last two years as street cops have been gunned down and brutally murdered all over this nation? Did I somehow miss your outrage at these crimes and your leadership in combating them? Where were you as good cops were persecuted and prosecuted unjustly for simply protecting themselves and doing their duty? Oh yes, now I remember, it was Chiefs of Police who threw their troops under the proverbial bus in order to protect their own careers and the stars on their collars.

Now we have this. The President of the International Chiefs of Police has finally spoken out!. Yes, after more than 200 shootings of Law Enforcement Officers so far this year, 55% percent higher murders of cops so far this year, ambushes of cops taking place at numbers never before seen, the President of the IACP Wellesley Mass. Chief Terrence Cunninham has finally decided to address the American public and the 900,000 Law Enforcement Officers who are risking their lives every day. And after years of silence as the flag draped coffins of good cops are lowered into the ground and police families are left to suffer the loss what does he have to say? He apologizes to the country, not for the ineffective and political motivated leadership that is getting cops killed, but for the “historical mistreatment of minorities.”

Yes, you read that correctly. He addressed some 16,000 Chiefs in San Diego blaming the police for “the mistrust between many communities of color and their law enforcement agencies”. Would you like to know how the 16,000 Chiefs responded to this? Well, sit down and take your blood pressure meds because you won’t believe it. WITH A STANDING OVATION!. Yep, and Al Sharpton, he must have been laughing his ass off as he commented that he welcomed the apology by Cunninham but also said he “wants his words backed by action”. Hmmmmm what action do you think he means? Perhaps skewering more cops when they defend themselves from attacks?

I am contacted by hundreds of American Law Enforcement Officers from all over this country weekly. I get emails, private messages, public comments on social media and phone calls and do you want to know the most common fear of these officers? It’s not the physical dangers, it’s not the criminals they confront daily, it’s their own Police Chiefs and leadership! This is our national law enforcement disgrace and it is personified in guys like the International Chiefs of Police President who decided to use his position to forward the agenda of those who would blame the police instead of the men and women who are literally dying for their communities.

Great job Chief Cunningham, I’m sure your job is now secure. I pity your poor cops.

  • PC118

    I have to agree with you to a point as we have become a nation of apologizes for thing we had nothing to do with. Today’s Americans had nothing to do with slavery and most if not all the Police Officers today had nothing to do with the actions of some Law Enforcement personnel of the 60’s and visa-versa the community of today were not slaves and many were not involved in the 60’s. I do agree with the Chief that someone has to step up and start the conversations moving forward and you know it is not going to be the community members who are the most vocal during this time. I would have liked to have heard something on the lines that “we understand what has happened in the past, we have learned from it and we continue to make strides to improve the Police profession” rather than an apology. You know as well as I do if you were on the streets in the late 60’s and 70’s you were dealing with this same crap, cops were dying and buildings were burning. Someone has to step up and stop the cycle if it can be stopped.

    • Kristen Loomis

      Well said

  • Blade

    And it only took seven and a half years to destroy everything we used to hold dear. Shameful.

  • Pamelita243

    CYA apologist politicians…that is what we get when weak but ambitious men and women are appointed as police chiefs. Ignore the fact that they’ve never actually worked on the streets, they can dictate from their safe, clean offices. There is so much political pressure to apologize and placate the whiners who refuse to accept responsibility for their community’s actions. The increasing numbers of crime, murders, rioting, etc. is always someone elses fault, isn’t it? “We burned and looted because the cops shot one of our own.” Let’s not mention that he was committing a crime and refused to obey a lawful order. Treating criminals like misbehaving children doesn’t help the ever-growing pool of potential victims. I say be careful what you ask for. You want less effective and pro-active law enforcement? See how well that has worked out for Detroit or Chicago…

  • SkivMarine

    These guys are actually running in fear from a minority of a minority of people. They are bowing down to the thugs that infest an otherwise law abiding group of people who want to live in safety in their own communities.
    They are letting the criminals win once more. Welcome to the 20s—–the 1920s.

  • RugerDan

    Well, since I have some German blood flowing in my veins, I guess I need to start apologizing for the Holocaust that was caused by Hitler via his thugs, since they were German, too. Conversely, I should seek reparations and apologies from England and Ireland for all the atrocities committed by them on my Scottish ancestors in the past. That seems fair, right? If they want to talk about a long period of oppression and slavery, how about the Jewish people (check the Bible) who have been persecuted and enslaved for literally thousands of years. Do you hear any of these people whining about living under thousands of years of oppression? No! Because they are too busy looking ahead, working hard, and enjoying their lives. It’s time for this apology-nonsense to stop? Some people need to quit living in the past and start working toward the future. Another good point that Randy Sutton made refers to what is happening to our line officers. This sounds very much like a form of terrorism; where the thugs and their supporters are murdering police officers to instill fear in all other officers in an effort to cause them not to perform their duties. Is that not how terrorism works? Sounds to me like a change in “leadership(?)” for this organization is lonnnnnnnnng overdue.

  • Surf City

    I suspect Chief Terrence Cunninham has never policed in a high crime area.

    • Suzie Day

      No he hasnt!!

  • Suzie Day

    Wellesley, MA is a very rich, small predominently white town in Mass. WPD is a predominatly white, small police force, crime rate is low and there are zero poor black neighborhoods and there are no gangs in Wellesley, MA. Nepatism in WPD has always been high in promotions process ( check out the careers of all the Ciningham brothers in WPD) for Terry to make this comment of apology was wreckless as pllice officers working the streets have zero to do with pllicing back in the 60s and 70s, he should be removed as president of thd police chiefs association, how a chief from such a small department ever got that position is

  • Jonas Blane ll

    A whole lot of people owe Colin Kaepernick apologies.

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