"Nazi Cops" and Hate Groups: More Lies From the Left
Just yesterday, we analyzed and dismantled a piece released by shameless leftist writer Angela Bronner-Helm for similarly-leftist media outlet The Root, in which she demonized law enforcement without evidence. Just one day later, Helm is back at it again.
This time, the target of Helm's ire is the president of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby. Let's dive right in:
Helm points out something leftists hate to admit — union corruption is one of the most pervasive problems facing America's workforce.
Of course, because police unions generally don't throw millions at Democratic causes, they don't qualify for the same leftist protections. Therefore, any benefits police enjoy as a result of unionization must be shut down.
What specific example of union corruption is Helm referring to in this instance? Here it is:
Oh no! McNesby is a Nazi sympathizer! Or is he?
The police officer Helm claims to have "Nazi tattoos" is Ian Hans Lichtermann, who has an eagle inscribed on his left forearm, centered under the word "Fatherland."
Clearly, Officer Lichtermann is a Nazi sympathizer, right? Well, no.
Officer Lichtermann is a member of the International German American Police Association. Founded in 1976, the group is "an organization of Philadelphia Police Officers who [want] to further public knowledge of the many contributions made by German-Americans in the field of law enforcement." The group is no more racist or hateful than any other heritage foundation. Here's their crest:
An Internal Affairs investigation into Officer Lichtermann cleared him of any wrongdoing, and in the ten years he has had the tattoo, there have been no disciplinary issues raised against him. Of course, the leftist narrative must be preserved, even at the cost of ignoring evidence. Helm persists with her rhetoric:
The way Helm writes this, you would think that Williams-Carney had a gun but Jones posed no threat and was killed by Officer Pownall in cold blood. For some reason, Helm forgets to mention that witnesses saw Jones ignore Officer Pownall's commands and pulled a gun from his waistband:
One of the more popular points leftists love to make is the supposed indefensible nature of shooting someone in the back as they run away. Of course, once you think about it for more than two seconds, it's easy to see that an armed criminal can run away while aiming and firing a gun:
The pack of rabid animals McNesby refers to in his statement is a group of Black Lives Matter thugs that stormed Officer Pownall's neighborhood after Jones attempted (unsuccessfully) to kill him. They planted themselves outside Pownall's home and spent over an hour angrily yelling threats and racial slurs. Pennsylvania State Representative Martina White had this to say:
Helm ends her hit-piece with this:
Again, there is zero evidence Officer Lichtermann is a Nazi. And while yes, Officer Pownall did shoot two people in the back, that's generally what happens when you pull a gun on a police officer. But by all means, Helm, keep writing this garbage — we'll keep exposing the lies.
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