The few Americans who watched the Oscars would have certainly taken note of the anti-police rhetoric offered by a number of presenters and award winners. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), who were among those protecting the event, issued a sharp rebuke of the industry for perpetuating hatred against law enforcement.
“In response to Sunday night’s anti-police speeches, the Los Angeles Police Protective League’s (LAPPL) Board of Directors told Fox News that more than 450 people have been shot in LA in 2021 so far – up 73% year-over-year – and the ‘overwhelming number of those shooting victims were young black and Hispanic men,’” reported Fox News.
The board of directors specifically called out the Oscars for apparently not mentioning the names of these young men gunned down so early in their lives.
“[Y]et no one heard about this carnage at last night’s Oscar production,” the board of directors told Fox News. “There won’t be any protests or social media generated from the red-carpet walking movie stars about homicides and shootings exploding in virtually every big city in the nation, rather, just more blame directed at police officers, because it must be their fault.”
“There isn’t a mirror big enough for Hollywood’s self-appointed moral standard-bearers to look into and question their contribution to the glorification of guns, drugs, and crime,” the statement added.
Sources close to the department said that as many as 200 LAPD members typically work events like the Oscars in uniform. Somehow, this is never mentioned by those who take the stage.
“LAPD members typically guard an outer perimeter, inner perimeter and are made up of personnel on the ground, SWAT team members, command staff and support staff,” noted Fox News.
During the ceremony while accepting the award for Two Distant Strangers co-director Trayvon Free characterized the police as a deadly force that disproportionately kills black people. He decided not to address the fact that black people make up approximately 50 percent of all violent crime in the country.
“Today the police will kill three people, and tomorrow the police will kill three people, and the day after that the police will kill three people,” he said.
“Because on average, the police in America every day kill three people, which amounts to about a thousand people a year and those people happen to disproportionately be black people,” he continued. Free wore a black and gold suit jacket with the names of people who have been killed by police. He proceeded to read a James Baldwin quote and asked: “Please don’t be indifferent to our pain.”
The most explosive moment of the night, however, was when director Tyler Perry took the stage, smacking down the far-left talking point that “All Cops are Bad” by asking America to meet him in the middle.
“In this time, with all of the internet and social media and algorithms and everything that wants us to think a certain way, the 24-hour new cycle […] it is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and I want to remember: Just refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody.”
“I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican or because they are black or white or LBGTQ,” the producer said. “I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian.”
What is more is that the LAPD apparently had to clear out homeless people from their dwelling in order for those at the Oscars to have a spot to celebrate their materialist lifestyle.
One Twitter user posted: “Kinda awkward that the LAPD had to remove homeless people from the area for the oscars, so that they can shit on the PD during the oscars.”
Another shared: “Hypocrisy they want the protection but not the responsibility of a few bad cops most are heroes!!! LAPD officials slam Oscars celebs for anti-law enforcement rhetoric during police-guarded event.”
And another wrote: “What got me is LAPD ‘cleaned up’ everyone around Union Station the past few days for the Oscars. I live a block away. So yeah, the Oscars displaced a lot of people in the name of throwing themselves a pat on the back party in a train station they don’t even use.”