Sheriff Rails Against ‘Dangerous’ Rhetoric After Deputy Killed: ‘Cop Lives Matter Too’
After the death of a Harris County, Texas sheriff’s deputy, Sheriff Ron Hickman had something to say about “dangerous” rhetoric and the “Black Lives Matter” refrain.
Hickman provided some slight updates on the manhunt for the suspect who shot Deputy Darren Goforth in the back and killed him while he was filling up at a gas station.
The sheriff said the attack “strikes at the heart of law enforcement” and noted the “very dangerous national rhetoric that’s out there today.”
And when it gets to a point where cops are being assassinated, he said, this rhetoric is “out of control.”
“We’ve heard black lives matter,” he said, “all lives matter, well, cops’ lives matter too. So why don’t we drop the qualifier and just say ‘lives matter’ and take that to the bank?”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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