The Obama Administration has made sympathetic, emotionally-charged statements following the shooting of African Americans by cops — but tends to remain silent when cops are killed on the job.
Following the slaying of two New York City police officers, however, the White House did not stay completely silent. A brief statement was issued via Twitter:
It is easy for one to be frustrated by this seemingly lazy Twitter response. While Obama gave lengthy speeches amid the death of African Americans, he cannot be bothered amid the death of these two cops — the president has been vacationing in Hawaii with family for Christmas.