First, I would like to break from the topic real quick and express my respect for our military veterans. We’re standing in the middle of the largest memorial outside of the nation’s capitol to the men and women who gave everything so that we can enjoy everything we have.
Thank you all for coming here to join me in defending Officer Jerry Piland.
You decided to stand with Hoosier Nation against the Indianapolis Star and the local media who have been sensationalizing and distorting this incident to advance their liberal anti-American, anti-White agenda. You decided to stand with Hoosier Nation against the politicians, on BOTH sides of the aisle, who lack the courage and sense of civic duty to stand behind a REAL public servant. You decided to stand with Hoosier Nation against a growing sense of apathy and frustration with the political process.
It’s frustrating, and it’s tempting to give up. But to give up is to give up on the men and women we put into harm’s way to keep our neighborhoods safe. We, the people, ask our officers to walk into these hostile environments every day. These are neighborhoods where violent crimes happen at several times the statewide average; neighborhoods where the youth are taught from childhood to distrust and disrespect our police officers; neighborhoods where children who shout profanities at police officers and physically attack them are upheld as martyrs by the pastors and community leaders who are guilty of creating the hostile environment in the first place.
Indianapolis’s Black community is suffering from an epidemic of fatherless children, media that promote death, thugs bound for prison cells and graveyards, disease, and illiteracy. The officers who were involved in Al Sharpton’s “police brutality” incident were responding to a burglary. A hostile crowd encircled them, and this burglar’s older brother, the “victim of police brutality” attempted to incite a riot. Al Sharpton and the local media are eager to show you the pictures of the bruises he got while resisting arrest, but there’s a bigger picture, one they aren’t going to show you.
The bigger picture is that Indianapolis’s Black community is bending underneath the weight of the spiritual and moral bankruptcy that manifests itself in the very leadership of the church leaders who are gathered together tonight in sanctimonious outrage. They’re outraged that Chief Ciesielski only offered up one sacrifice, Jerry Piland, in his cowardly attempt to silence their drumbeat of self-righteous indignation.
Officer Piland did what he was trained to do, as did the other four officers. Their response was measured and appropriate, especially considering the hostile environment. And when I call it a hostile environment, I’m not just talking about the angry mob surrounding the officers, I’m talking about the whole system. I’m talking about the entire country.
We live in a country where White Americans, especially White American public servants, are always in a hostile environment. We live in a country where our Black president recently denounced a White police officer as “stupid” for arresting his disorderly Black friend. We live in a country where his wife’s love of her country is conditional, but she wears her Black Pride on her sleeve. You can ask her about it tomorrow – she’ll be a featured speaker at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual Conference.
Some of you may have seen the banner on your way to the event, that one announcing that we’re in the middle of the Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration. You may have seen their logo showing the State of Indiana with Africa in the middle of it. They’re celebrating forty years of culture, heritage and community. Now, I actually support the Black Expo, and I admire the many Black men in Indianapolis who work to uplift and advocate for their community. We should all be proud of our own culture, heritage, and community – even White Americans.
But what’s not acceptable is this hostile environment. It’s an environment where Indianapolis’s representative in congress, a Black Muslim, accuses the tea party protesters of being White Supremacists and terrorists. It’s an environment where the IMPD is being investigated by the federal government for potential civil rights abuses based on the media’s distortion of a non-event but where Black Attorney General Eric Holder deliberately turns a blind eye to Black Panther thugs menacing White people away from voting booths with clubs.
Department of Justice Attorney J. Christian Adams recently quit in protest, testifying that (and I quote…)
“I was told by Voting Section management that cases are not going to be brought against Black defendants for the benefit of White victims. That if somebody wanted to bring these cases, it was up to the US Attorney but the Civil Rights Division wasn’t going to be bringing it.”
He was told to drop the charges against the Black Panthers because the victims were White and the perpetrators were Black. That’s the Obama administration’s “Change”. You wouldn’t have known about that if you read the Indianapolis Star, because they don’t want you to know it. They’re still outraged that a private restaurant had separate Black and White water fountains half a century ago, but blunt and direct institutional discrimination against White Americans isn’t fit to print. Your Indianapolis Star supports Affirmative Action discrimination against you. It supports “free trade” to send your job overseas and “open borders” to flood our cities with cheap labor. They can’t name a single issue where they stand on our side. These controlled media outlets helped create the hostile environment surrounding our officers.
But what can we do about it? Eric Holder is right about one thing. We’re a nation of cowards. I’m impressed that so many of you do have the courage to stand up for what’s right. But there should be ten times this many people out here. We’ve got to stop being afraid of being labeled and insulted by our enemies. We owe it to men like Officer Piland who put their lives on the line for us to put our reputations on the line for them.
If you’re not registered to vote, register. We have registration forms right over here that one of our lovely assistants will help you fill out. Then vote. But don’t just vote, open a line of communication with your representatives. Please call your state representative tomorrow and ask him why he hasn’t spoken out publicly in support of our law enforcement officers.
Drop your subscription to the Indianapolis Star. Boycott businesses that support it with advertisements. Make a donation to the Fraternal Order of Police to directly assist the officers caught in the middle of this multicultural witch hunt. If you would like to help Hoosier Nation continue the important work of being your most passionate and effective advocates, donate directly either today or at our website.
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Thank you for joining us this evening for this important work. Thank you, Indianapolis Metro Police Department, for ensuring our safety here today and every other day. I’m now going to turn the microphone over to Ed Glasgow, Assistant Pastor at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, who has a thing or two to say about the “reverend” Al Sharpton.
- Some of the “painful truths” about the dysfunctional nature of Indy’s Black community were paraphrased from a Letter to the Editor in the Indianapolis Star from a very thoughtful local Black man named Jonathan T. Thomas. Every community, including our own, could use this kind of constructive criticism.
- I know there must be such a thing as too much parallelism in a speech. But I just can’t get enough of it. I don’t want to end up sounding like Dr. Seuss.
- Having a line-out from the speaker to the camera provided infinitely better sound, especially considering the loud urban setting.
- I probably shouldn’t rest my free hand on my hip like that.