The Killing of Four Law Enforcement Officers in Charlotte

Addendum: I was wondering why the authorities and/or the media were delaying the release of information about the killer:

The reporting has been variable, but it appears to have been one Charlotte police officer, one U.S. Marshall and two NC Department of Adult Corrections officers who were murdered. I expect that it was a pretty big case for so many to be involved.

This type of horrific incident does not occur in a vacuum. Charlotte– like Greensboro and other cities– made a conscious decision to refrain from emphasizing crime control. Racial identity politics was once again the culprit. It is now a pipe dream for cities like Charlotte to engage in proactive policing. The approach is now reactive and half-hearted.

This became clear within the last ten years when Charlotte was rocked with violent protests in the downtown (uptown) area in response to a policing incident, and the police were ordered to lay back.

The city of Charlotte– just like Greensboro– has a dingbat female democratic socialist mayor. She made a sorry spectacle at the press conference late yesterday.

The absence of principled leadership is very costly. It costs us the lives of law enforcement officers when crime is allowed to fester and thrive.


2 thoughts on “The Killing of Four Law Enforcement Officers in Charlotte

  1. Thoughts and prayers are with the families of these officers.

    It is ironic that on the same day of these killings that the FOP sent a letter to congress asking for support the ” Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act ”

    29 April 2024

    The Honorable James D. Jordan
    Committee on the Judiciary
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, D.C. 20515

    The Honorable Jerrold L. Nadler
    Ranking Member
    Committee on the Judiciary
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, D.C. 20515

    Dear Mr. Chairman and Representative Nadler,

    I am writing on behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police to respectfully request that the Committee waive jurisdiction over H.R. 1719, the “Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act,” and allow it to be included in S. 870/H.R. 4090, the “Fire Grants and Safety Act,” which will reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), and the U.S. Fire Administration.

    The ”Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act” has 104 cosponsors and is being led by Representative William J. Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, along with Representatives Carlos A. Gimenez (R-FL), Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA). The legislation would correctly categorize certain fatalities or disabilities from specific cancers as presumed to be caused by a line of duty exposure under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program.

    Law enforcement and other public safety officers face not only physical threats, but also unseen or unknown threats when they respond to calls for service in potentially hazardous environments. Public safety officers who are exposed to known carcinogens and who contract cancer that ends their lives or disables them should be considered to have sustained a personal injury in the line of duty for the purposes of the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program. 

    This legislation acknowledges the sacrifice of these officers in service to their communities and ensures that the families of fallen officers receive the benefits to which they are entitled—which is why the measure is poised to be incorporated into a moving legislative vehicle.

    On behalf of the more than 373,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I ask that the committee waive its jurisdiction over this bill so that it can be attached to the underlying legislation. If I can provide any additional information about this bill, please do not hesitate to contact me or Executive Director Jim Pasco in our Washington, D.C. office.


    Patrick Yoes
    National President

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