She is responsible. Well, if you use her own logic she is.

"Hate crimes are up around this country, and people who are hateful feel like they are now empowered. They are protected. They celebrate this president," Senator Elizabeth Warren said on CNN back on August 4.

These remarks followed the shootings in El Paso, Texas allegedly by Patrick Crusius, a disturbed and deranged 19-year-old who brought a rifle into a Walmart and suddenly began to slaughter people.

While Warren failed to quote a racist remark by the president or even qualify her characterization of his policies as being "racist," she may have to answer to her own words if she believes people are acting out based on his words.

For one thing, the Obama Administration looked very carefully at the Michael Brown shooting by then-Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Attorney General Eric Holder had federal investigators conduct a rigorous look at the facts surrounding the August 9, 2014 shooting. Try as they did, they were unable to charge Officer Wilson with a single crime.

It was determined beyond a doubt that Brown had not only charged toward Wilson, who was in his vehicle, but he also assaulted him, punching him numerous times and tried to get his gun from his holster in a violent struggle initiated by Brown. This was according to multiple witnesses, all black.

Warren is disgusting and horribly misguided, pandering to black Americans by using a shooting that was actually justified.

But to the point, she says Trump's words inspire violence.

  • Six police officers were shot in Philadelphia on August 14 when repeat felon Maurice Hill, a 36-year-old black male, opened fire on approaching officers who were serving a drug warrant.
  • On August 21, a Los Angeles police officer was shot in the chest by a sniper who was shooting from a four-story apartment complex.
  • Also August 21, Houston Deputy Quinton Goodwill was shot at a routine traffic stop by Romando Lorenzo Powell, 24.
  • Missouri, August 16, a deputy and state police officer were ambushed by a shooter while serving an eviction notice.
  • Wheeling, Illinois, August 15, a state trooper was shot at a home when he was serving a search warrant.

Stop the hate, Senator Warren. If you listen to you, you are going to cause the death of police officers. You need to apologize and fix this–if you hold yourself accountable as you do the president for much looser links to violence than your own.

Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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