FOX– Authorities in Louisiana said Tuesday that a burglary at a Baton Rouge pawn shop was part of a larger conspiracy to target law enforcement officers amid protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by police.
At a press conference, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Endmonson told reporters the plot represented a “substantial, credible threat” against police.
Investigators believe four men broke into the pawn shop early Saturday and stole eight handguns. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said that one of the suspected robbers was captured at the scene and told officers the guns were stolen “to get bullets to harm police officers.” Dabadie said the suspect, later identified as 17-year-old Antonio Thomas, didn’t indicate when or where a possible plot would be carried out.
“We have been questioned repeatedly over the last several days about our show of force and why we have the tactics that we have. Well, this is the reason, because we had credible threats against the lives of law enforcement in this city,” Dabadie added.
It doesn’t look like things are getting any better. Three guys break into a pawn shop to steal guns to admittedly “harm police”. Three are in custody and one is still at large.
If police officers didn’t feel a need to be on high-alert, then they definitely do now. Every action a police officer makes today is put under a microscope. Thugs wander the streets doing whatever they want knowing all they have to do is pull a phone out and start recording and no matter the outcome, the media and BLM will have their backs. This insanity is creating an entitled and brazen criminal element that takes what they want without fear of consequence.
Whatever happened to the “Cops and Robbers” mentality? What ever happened to law enforcement being the good guys while drug dealers, thieves, and gang-bangers were the bad guys? When did our moral compasses decide to make a 180?
Thanks to the media and political officials, civil servants are being crucified while criminals are being memorialized as innocent victims. This has got to stop.
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