Cheers for Las Vegas cops and cops everywhere

Just maybe some respect would be appreciated, or just keep quiet and let them do their job.

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Jack Engelhard,

Jack Engelhard
Jack Engelhard
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This may not be the best time to take a knee Colin Kaepernick-style now that once again we saw how cops perform when duty calls.

America has had enough of that kneeing nonsense. President Trump has been quick to condemn the anti-cop madness and to side vigorously with law enforcement. 

The cops in Vegas ran TOWARDS the danger. That’s what we expect of them, there and everywhere, and for all the lives they saved, ask them if they consider themselves heroes and they’ll be shocked at the question. No, they will say, we were only doing our duty.

They do it a million times a day throughout the United States, but no one gives it a second thought…unless one of them, one out of a thousand, makes a mistake.

That’s when Liberals and the Leftist media apparatus take note and paint all of Law Enforcement with the same brush.


On average, American police officers earn $61, 270 per year. The typical NFL player earns $1.9 million; actually $4 million as his career advances.
Or as we used to say to ingrates of another generation – Need Help? Call a Hippie.

The cop who rushes to your aid on the highway, or who risks his life when you report a prowler, isn’t doing it for the money.

On average, American police officers earn $61, 270 per year. The typical NFL player earns $1.9 million; actually $4 million as his career advances.

Cops don’t ask for much. Just maybe some respect would be appreciated, or just keep quiet and let them do their job.

That’s a job that comes with awful risks – aside the dirty looks they get from The New York Times, CNN, ABC-TV and the rest of the networks even when their patrols take them by foot or by car to America’s most dangerous neighborhoods. That’s not counting the undercover work they do to keep us as safe as possible.

All that is dangerous work. Seldom is it 9 to 5 and even when they are off the clock, they are still on duty. That comes with a price.

So far this year 100 officers of the law have been killed in the line of duty. Last year’s figure is 146.

As for charges of racism and police brutality, The New York Post’s Heather MacDonald offers the details, which, using statistical facts, she sums up like this: 

“Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer.”

Will there be more knee-ins against the police even after Vegas? Will there be harmony at last? 

That’s unlikely. At 9/11, 343 firefighters gave their lives along with 60 police officers and eight paramedics, and law enforcement bashing never stopped.

The football ingrates do what they do. The cops do what they do. 

Only this question: who are your heroes and which of those two teams do you root for?

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com