Early morning last Wednesday, NYPD officer Miosotis Familia was assassinated in a cold blood execution style attack, unprovoked, as she sat next to her partner and completed paperwork in a marked police car.
Fox News reports that the well-respected mother of three had a reputation throughout the neighborhood in the Bronx where she patrolled and called home, as a dutiful public servant and a compassionate human being. The killer, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was later shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, her family, the community and the entire nation, face the seemingly multitudinous consequences and complexities in effectively grasping at a fleeting idea of perspective in attempting to process exactly why the events on the morning of July 5th occurred, and led to a vile and unforgiving reality. Of course, the current environment spawned by an incessantly vitriolic and tarnished media populated by op-eds from every conceivable direction calls for the obligatory politicization of the cataclysmic narrative in forwarding a specific agenda. In the current Wall Street amplified stock market of polarization sweeping across the nation like a wildfire, and hate fueled by the political inclinations of certain groups and individuals, it damn well should be.
In resounding fashion, the raw facts representing certain truths transcend debate, in that Bonds was a black serial criminal who held a very public disdain for members of the law enforcement community, and after the slaying of a black cop Familia, was shot and killed back by NYPD one block from the initial incident after trading gunfire with officers. That is where the objective end of evaluating and investigating the travesty ends, and the beginning of the subjective and murky phase of opinions and viewpoints floods the collective conscience. And it gets ugly.
During the immediate news cycle in the wake of the murder of officer Familia, the moderately inadequate efforts of the mainstream media in providing tangible coverage of an event that merited wall-to-wall news gathering efforts and the listless efforts of certain special interest groups in offering a deafening silence of public responses, combined to display the appalling reality and disconcerting constructs of a bewildering cultural climate. In other words, a sense of universal confusion persists in just how exactly to react to the facts of the fateful Wednesday morning, as four decades of societal engineering and indoctrination have compromised and damaged the ability to effectively perceive.
Unfortunately, the key to gaining the ever-absent perspective of the abomination is in properly identifying Bonds. Is he simply a career perp who went too far, a victim of the apparent caustic climate between law enforcement and minorities, a product of the shortcomings of the mental health system, a disciple of the Black Lives Matter movement, or simply an asshole who knocked off a cop in the most fundamentally animalistic and brutal of circumstances? Currently, certain leftists are slinging the stereotypical sentiments in an attempt to reduce the event to the level of dialogue that includes “law enforcement officers should be held to the highest standards” and spewing the rally cry that “people of color need to continue the fight against the continued brutality and discrimination by the police”, rather than facing the plausibility that the current undercurrent of contrived hate, may be an actual contributing force in inciting violence, rather than promoting tolerance. The formula is simple, within the milieu of constant discontent and subterfuge, where the dissenting opinion is continually being shouted down or worse, the breeding ground for radicalism is fervid. Could this morph into another realm of domestic terrorism, coded by the protocol of manufactured hate? As many supporters of countercultural movements are reasonable Americans who believe in the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the existence and complications of wayward and unproductive ulterior motive within the leadership of lobbyists and instigators, continues to mar our perspective of what is construed as progress.
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