A state Senator in Nebraska may have set the new standard for overtly racist commentary by encouraging shooting cops – especially if they’re white.
Ernie Chambers, a Democrat who represents North Omaha, compared the police in the US to the Muslim terrorist group ISIS.
Chambers’ district is apparently full of racial tensions and his constituents appear to have frequent contact with the local police. He was quick to point out an incident where Omaha police shot “an unarmed man in the back.” Where have we heard that before.
Please note that as a result of the shooting a grand jury cleared the officer in the shooting. The dead man was a suspect in a robbery at a nearby store. Sound familiar?
Again, here’s what Chambers said.
“I wouldn’t go to Syria, I wouldn’t go to Iraq, I wouldn’t go to Afghanistan, I wouldn’t go to Yemen, I wouldn’t go to Tunisia, I wouldn’t go to Lebanon, I wouldn’t go to Jordan, I would do it right here,” Chambers said. “Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily.”
As you might suspect, the Race Industry has come the rescue. A University of Nebraska professor of “political theory” accuses the blog that originally broke the story of taking the quote out of context.
During a hearing on LB635, which would lift the prohibition on concealed carry of firearms on the premises of Nebraska businesses that make more than 50% of their revenue from the sale of alcohol, state Senator Tommy Garrett, who sponsored the bill, made a comment about what he felt was a need to carry a concealed firearm in order to protect his family from the threat of ISIS at Applebee’s.
Senator Chambers’ remarks were in response to Senator Garrett’s outlandish claims about ISIS. And yet Deena Winter, who writes for a website called Nebraska Watchdog that first “broke” this story […] makes no mention of Garrett’s ISIS comments or the context in which Chambers made his comments, namely in a discussion of middle class white Nebraskans needing to carry concealed firearms to protect themselves against the absolutely imaginary threat of ISIS invading a rural Applebee’s.
We’d like to add two points.
First, we would agree that it’s a reach – OK, it’s stupid – to think that a good reason to carry a concealed weapon is to protect yourself from ISIS. Especially in Nebraska. On the other hand, it sounds like protection from Senator Chambers constituents would be a fantastic reason.
Second, we would argue that the context doesn’t add anything to the story. It also doesn’t excuse the fact that Chambers made a direct, and unfavorable, comparison of the police in Omaha to ISIS. In the world of stupid, Chambers is King for a Day. (Don’t worry Barack, you’ll get the throne back.)
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