Alabama 5th District U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks is taking a stand for America’s police officers.
Standing before his peers in the U.S. House of Representatives, Brooks spoke out against what he considers to be the Obama Administration’s false and inflammatory anti-police rhetoric, and expressed his support for America’s law enforcement Thursday morning.
“Time after time, after police shootings of African-Americans, the Obama Administration’s knee jerk, racially divisive strategy has been to paint a disturbingly false image of racial bias in police shootings that conflicts with a recent 2016 Harvard University study that found police are 24 percent less likely to fire upon African-Americans than Caucasian Americans,” Brooks said.
Brooks is referring to a July paper by Harvard economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. who found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings.
“On the most extreme use of force — officer-involved shootings — we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account,” said Fryer, who is black, in the abstract.
According to Brooks, the Obama Administration’s relationship with America’s law enforcement has deteriorated so badly that William Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, accuses Barack Obama of engaging in a “war on police”.
“The solution, Mr. Speaker, is generating more respect for law and order and those who enforce it,” Brooks continued from the House floor. “That solution is absent in Obama Administration pronouncements.”
“I want the public to know that I stand with the rule of law. I stand with America’s brave police officers who protect the rights and lives of all Americans. And I here and now publicly thank America’s law enforcement officers for risking their lives to protect law-abiding Americans from crime and anarchy.”
Watch Brook’s speech in its entirety here: