Two drunken losers at a Louisiana bar found out the hard way what happens when you attack a law enforcement officers. At 4:00 A.M. on Saturday one of the delinquents refused to leave a New Orleans French Quarters Bar. Fortunately the bartenders were able to get a police officer to help with the situation.
But things went from bad to worse. The brother of the man being arrested tried stepping in and interfering in the arrest. The police officer pushed him away and then artfully took the drunk down.
The drunken man was 39-year old Michael Hoffman and he was eventually arrested on the charges of criminal trespassing, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Nice rap sheet there.
Witnesses decided to pull the police brutality card but Col. Mike Edmonson stood by the officer loyally.
He told the Baton Rouge Advocate,
“It’s easy to take a tape and pick it apart, but my troopers are dealing with a lot of people who are intoxicated and a lot of unknowns. Unless you’re in the heat of the moment, you don’t know what’s going on. You don’t know who these individuals are, where they’ve been and what they’re doing.”
Having to deal with all his anti-cop hatred is extremely difficult I’m sure. Police officers need each other now more than ever and Col. Edmonson has shown what being blue really means. Standing by your fellow officers with loyalty and grace and making decisions in the moment based on years of experience.
Let those who makes no mistakes and are perfect cast the first judgment against these officers who have dedicated their lives to serving the community. The same community that chastises them and makes their lives and jobs more and more difficult each and every day.
Blue lives matter. Don’t forget that.