What does Black Lives Matter have to say about this tragedy? Good cops are dead cops, perhaps.
And how about those lunatics on the Minneapolis City Council--the people who want to dismantle the police department even as they buy personal security for themselves. Do they have any comments?
And the "Defund the Police" nut jobs--what is their take on this? I suppose they will argue that the city of McAllen should have sent a "woke" social worker to deal with Mr. Camarillo instead of two cops.
Both slain officers were Hispanic, shot in a town that is overwhelmingly Latino (or Latinx). Does ethnicity affect the way anti-police yahoos think about this tragedy? If blue lives don't matter, can they at least acknowledge that Brown lives matter?
All over the United States, the police will tell you that the most dangerous scenario for them is a domestic violence call. The guys who beat their wives are unstable and often have guns. Alcohol is frequently a factor.
What is the best way to deal with these perilous situations--which happen every day all over the United States? Do we dispatch a SWAT team in an armored vehicle? Do we send an unarmed community caseworker? Or do we ask the police to deal with guys like Audon Ignacio Camarillo?
Right now, our society sends cops--both men and women--to deal with domestic abusers, who are human time bombs that can explode unexpectantly. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
Is it too much to ask, then, to say that blue lives matter? Is it too much to ask Americans to say thank you?