The narrative from the left is always that police, particularly white officers, have taken it on themselves to target minorities, particularly young black males, to shoot and kill practically on sight, with little to zero cause or prompting.
We’ve seen this messaging play out for years, especially since the now-famous St. Louis, Missouri, shooting by the white officer of the black 18-year-old male. Then, the Black Lives Matter and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” movements that sprung insisted this officer was firing for the heck of it – despite local and federal investigations that cleared him of any wrongdoing and supported his self-defense claim.
Since, officers of the law have faced their own targeting, as plenty in the minority camps have called for the outright killing and execution of police.
Well, once again, a sad story of police put in harm’s way has made the national headlines.
“One police officer was killed and another was in ‘very, very critical’ condition after a shooting near the Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus,” Political Insider reported. “A massive manhunt is underway for the gunman, identified by police as Minguel Hembrick.”
Georgia Southwestern State University’s Twitter feed announced no school for December 8, due to the culmination of final exams.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families affected by the tragedy,” the school said, in a separate Twitter post.
The school had been placed on lockdown in the hours immediately following the shooting, as police kicked off a manhunt that’s still ongoing. The motives for the shooting, which took place early Wednesday morning, aren’t yet clear.
Atlanta Patch said police warned Lembrick, 32, should be considered armed and dangerous, and the public should be cautious as they go about their business.
Lembrick is black, 6-feet, 1-inch tall, and weighs about 170 pounds, police said.
“He allegedly shot and killed an officer from the Americus Police Department and wounded a public safety officer from the campus police department .. before fleeing the scene,” Atlanta Patch reported.
The killed officer was Nicholas Smarr, 25. The injured officer was identified as Jody Smith. He was transported by helicopter to a trauma center at a nearby hospital.