The AP reports
that President Obama today met with the family of Alton Sterling, a black man shot last month by Baton Rouge police. The story mentions (in one sentence) that he also met with the families of the three policemen ambushed in "response" to that killing.
Because I do not adequately know the circumstances of the Sterling shooting, I'm not going to comment on the prudence of the President's meeting with his relatives. The nearly simultaneous meeting with the officers' families implies a moral equivalence of which I am skeptical, but, again, not in a position to say much more than that.
I do have a question, however: Where is Obama's meeting with the families of Erveena Hammonds and her daughters, aged seven and ten? They were knifed to death in January by Wendell Callahan, who had been in federal prison but was released early under the Fair Sentencing Act, gushingly supported and signed by Mr. Obama on August 3, 2010. But for Callahan's early release under that bill, Ms. Hammonds and her little girls would be alive today.
Their murder scene was so gruesome that responding police had to be given counseling afterward. Apart from the FSA, Callahan's windfall early release was facilitated by the false representation from Obama's US Attorney's Office in Columbus, Ohio that Callahan did not present a danger to the community.
As we have seen before, Mr. Obama is happy to blame local police, but takes not a shred of responsibility for grotesque child murders his Presidential signature, and the lies from his Justice Department, facilitated.