RUSH: The police chief in Dallas, David Brown. He held a press conference that occurred during the first half hour of the program. We have two sound bites. Here’s the first…BROWN: We’re asking cops to do too much in this country. We are. We’re just asking us to do too much. Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve. Not enough mental health funding? Let the cops handle it. Not enough drug addiction funding? Let’s give it to the cops. Here in Dallas we got a loose-dog problem. Let’s have the cops chase loose dogs. Schools fail? Give it to the cops. Seventy percent of the African-American community is being raised by single women. Let’s give it to the cops to solve that, as well. That’s too much to ask.
RUSH: What was that stat, 70% of the African-American community being raised by single women? “Let’s give it to the cops to solve that as well. That’s too much to ask.” Does he have a point here on all this? Now, remember, he’s African-American. It shouldn’t matter, but it does. We have to point it out. In a truly colorblind society, it wouldn’t matter.
But because he’s African-American, the assumption is we can believe what he’s saying, particularly if he happens to be critical of certain groups of people. Until maybe they can find out he listens to talk radio. If they want to discredit him, they can do it that way. But the point is, you know, society’s got all these things going wrong and they blame it on the cops. The cops can’t fix the things, and who ends up getting blamed for it?
The cops get blamed for it when it’s not the cops’ job to track down stray dogs, loose dogs. It’s not their problem when your kid can’t get along with anybody at school. But we do call the cops. Hell, we call the cops at 911 in Port St. Lucie when they run out of Chicken McNuggets at Mickey D’s! I think he’s got a point. This next one, Chief Brown is telling the protestors to get off the protest line and become part of the solution.
BROWN: You won’t see me walking past an officer without grabbing them and hugging them and shaking their hand and telling them how grateful I am for their commitment and sacrifice. Become a part of the solution. Serve your communities. Don’t be a part of the problem. We’re hiring. (laughter) We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in, and we’ll put you in your neighborhood and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.
RUSH: Wow! What an interesting and powerful suggestion that is. “Get off the protest line and help us out here. We’ll even send you to your neighborhood. We’re hiring. We have openings. Don’t be a part of the problem.” That’s not gonna sit well with the protester community, because the protester community, they don’t think of themselves as the problem. They think the cops are the problem. The protester community, they think they are the solution — or whatever they think, but they don’t think they’re part of the problem.
And here’s the police chief suggesting that they are.
RUSH: He’s a brave man, that police chief, David Brown, in Dallas. Just in two sound bites, a total about 60 seconds, he had very brave and courageous things to say.