Black lives matter only if a white cop kills them. Even black cop’s lives don’t matter to BLM, as BLM was founded to promote the cause of thug criminals.
BLM puts murderers, thieves, and rapists, who prey on the innocent, on a pedestal, while police, who protect the innocent, are viewed with the utmost contempt. BLM even calls for the murder of police. BLM is a domestic terror organization, nothing more, nothing less.
Sad news that a black cop, doing his best to uphold the law, and ensure order for the civilized among us, was brutally murdered by a thug who is worth less than the fallen officer’s spit.
Officer Verdell Smith founded an organization to help wayward youth get back on the right track. He truly had a heart for his community.
May officer Smith RIP.
June 05–An 18-year veteran of the Memphis Police Department died Saturday night after being struck downtown by the vehicle of a fleeing shooting suspect.
Verdell Smith, 46, died at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, making him the latest casualty in a brutal year that’s seen 95 homicides so far.
“This highlights the dangers officers face every day,” MPD Director Michael Rallings said during a press conference outside the Med shortly before 2 a.m.
Rallings said no charges have been filed yet against the suspect who felled Smith, who left a father, fiance and children.
Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee sent this tweet shortly before Rallings spoke:
God bless us all! pic.twitter.com/h6J6DzjkTE
— Louis C. Brownlee (@loubrownlee) June 5, 2016
Smith was struck after the unidentified suspect, who was taken into custody and transported to the Regional Medical in noncritical condition, shot three people during a spree that began in the Pinch District at Westy’s Restaurant and Bar and spilled over to Bass Pro Shops before ending near Beale and Third streets.
Rallings said police at Main and Exchange heard shots at 9:55 p.m. and found two male victims at Westy’s. They were transported to Regional and remained in critical condition.
At 10:02 p.m., Rallings said police got a call to the nearby Bass Pro, where a male employee had been shot. He was taken to Regional in noncritical condition.
The suspect, described as a black male, fled in a silver vehicle and was spotted on Riverside Drive before officers lost site near the interstate.
Rallings said police weren’t sure what route the suspect took next, but he ended up at Beale and Third as officers were working to clear the area. That’s where Smith was struck.
The suspect was taken into custody after a foot chase.