Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Speaks Courageously to Obama

Jul 15, 2016 by

Sen. Dan Patrick

“Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Speaks Courageously to Obama”

By Donna Garner



On 7.14.16, ABC News held a “National Conversation” on police violence and invited Obama and others, such as Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to participate. 


Lt. Gov. Patrick courageously challenged Obama (1) to condemn all protesters who use violent rhetoric against law enforcement, (2) to avoid passing judgment in police shootings until all the facts are in, and (3) to make it clear to the thousands of law enforcement officers across America that he supports them by ordering the White House to be lit in blue lights. 


According to Lt. Gov. Patrick, Obama never answered the question on why he has refused to illuminate the White House in blue.  


The Lt. Gov. was again delivering the message from the law enforcement community to Obama.  On 7.11.16, Jon Adler, the president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (F.L.E.O.A.), first made the request of Obama to light the White House in blue; but Obama chose to ignore it even though the White House has been lit up several times in the past year with the gay pride rainbow colors.



ABC News edited many of Lt. Gov. Patrick’s remarks due to time constraints. However, the questions and comments edited out beg the question, “Who made the decision on what to leave out of the program and why?”  According to the Lt. Governor, several key points and questions were omitted.



T.V. news interview shows are often pre-taped and edited for time. However, usually the entire taped shows are available on line in their full taping length. For some reason, ABC has not posted the full show on its website. 



One part that ABC unfortunately chose to edit out of the show is the moment in which Lt. Gov. Patrick and Cameron Sterling (the 15-year old son of Alton Sterling who was shot in Baton Rouge on 7.5.16) stood in unity side-by-side, asking the President to stop the racial violence right now! 


A passerby who happened to be driving close to the Black Lives Matter protest march in Dallas on 7.7.16 reported on nationwide TV that he could hear the protesters yelling repeatedly at the top of their lungs, “Pigs in a blanket…Fry ‘em Like Bacon.”


The Dallas protesters were also yelling, “Hands up, don’t shoot” in reference to Michael Brown who was shot by Darren Wilson, a White policeman.  Obama’s own Justice Department did a full review of the facts on the Michael Brown shooting and concluded: 


“It found no evidence to disprove [Policeman Darren] Wilson’s contention he acted in self-defense and no credible evidence [Michael] Brown had his hands up attempting to surrender.”




In spite of bullets flying everywhere from the sniper in Dallas on 7.7.16, the Dallas police officers courageously ran in the direction of the shooter while at the same time trying to protect the protesters from the gunfire.


7.10.16 — Shetamia Taylor’s press conference:  Shetamia tells Fox News how her and her son’s lives were spared by the Dallas police officers who had no regard for their own lives while shielding the marchers. “I’m so thankful for the Dallas Police Department…I’m thankful for all of them because they had no regard for their own lives.”







July 2016 — Black Harvard economics professor, Roland G. Fryer, Jr. reported in his research report: “On the most extreme use of force — officer-involved shootings — we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account.”  (





Detroit Police Chief James Craig (who is Black) said on 7.11.16, “If someone threatens to kill the president, that person would be arrested and prosecuted. How is it any different when someone threatens to kill white cops?” (Detroit News —





7.9.15 – “Inside the Mind of a Black Policeman”  — by Jay Stalien – posted on Facebook —




6.1.15 – “ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Never Happened, But Networks Keep Using It” – by Kristine Marsh – Newsbusters —




4.27.16 – “The Danger of the Black Lives Matter Movement” – by Heather MacDonald – Manhattan Institute




7.10.16 — Black country music star Coffee Anderson tells how to stay safe when being pulled over for a traffic stop: 






8.21.15 – “NFL Star Benjamin Watson Takes on Race and Religion” — Christian Post —

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