ObamaOn March 8, 2015, I wrote:

We are now at a point in American history where any police officer using force against a black criminal, or God forbid, having to use deadly force, will be automatically vilified and subjected to the most vile and persistent racial abuse and hatred–to say nothing of state and federal kangaroo court proceedings–and must prove themselves innocent. White Americans must fear the same, and they resent it.  Police officers too are now hunted by racist killers, people who feel justified in killing the police because opportunistic, stupid politicians find race-baiting to their advantage.

Three days later, two police officers were shot from ambush in Ferguson, Missouri.