Final Thoughts Tomi Lahren: TX Security Guard's Inaction a Product of 'Cell Phone Social Justice Warriors'
A police officer begged a female security guard to put down her cell phone and help subdue a robbery suspect in Houston. And what did she do? Nothing.
Yeah, you bet I have some Final Thoughts.
Bystanders began filming the Aug. 20 confrontation between the officer and 17-year-old Davon Shavelle Miller, who was pulled over because the car he was driving was allegedly connected with an aggravated robbery and shooting.
Miller fled from the officer, who caught up to him and was able to tackle him. What happened next should infuriate you.
The guard just stands there! The officer repeatedly cries out for help as the suspect resists arrest and appears to grab not only his handcuffs but possibly his gun. And she just stands there with her phone.
This is a symptom of what happens when some on the left and in the mainstream media glorify cell phone social justice warriors and advance the narrative of police brutality. And this is what our officers have to deal with on a daily basis.
Not only do they respond to the most dangerous and high-pressure situations, they now have to deal with bystanders and their cell phone videos, trying to catch the next viral police officer hot take.
The best way to ensure an incident never results in deadly force is to comply with the officer - not struggle, scream and reach for his weapon. That’s what gets people killed.
What if the suspect had grabbed the officer’s gun, and shot him. Or a bystander. Or even himself? How would that security guard feel, knowing she just stood there, ignoring the officer’s pleas for help?
I can’t help but think about my friends in law enforcement. What if they were in this situation, and some selfish security guard was more concerned with her cell phone video than helping subdue a suspect? It makes my blood boil.
The anti-police narrative is not only dangerous to cops, but to the very people they protect and serve. It is a reckless disservice to all Americans who could benefit from police presence and protection.
That security guard – who has reportedly been fired - should be ashamed of herself.
Our brave police officers might wear a badge and uniform. But they have families, hopes and dreams just like the rest of us. Their lives matter, too.
They hold that thin blue line for little pay, appreciation or praise. And it’s about time we change that.
Those are my Final Thoughts. From LA, God bless and take care.