Police officers can encounter dangerous situations when they answer domestic violence calls. Houston police sergeant Christoper Brewster was killed during one of these calls over the weekend. The officer never had a chance as he was fired upon as soon as he exited his vehicle.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo spoke to reporters about the murder on Monday afternoon. The lawman turned his anger over the incident to three men in particular; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Texas senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Acevedo painted each of them as pawns of the NRA.
Acevedo was also angry with the lawmaker’s refusal to pass the Violence Against Women Act. He pulled no punches, saying, “And yet we all know in law enforcement that this is one of the biggest reasons that the Senate and Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and others are not getting into a room and having a conference committee with the House, and getting the Violence Against Women Act, is because the NRA doesn’t like the fact that we want to take firearms out of the hands of boyfriends that abuse their girlfriends.”
The Police Chief continued, “And who killed our sergeant? A boyfriend abusing his girlfriend. So you’re either here for women and children and our daughters and our sisters and our aunts, or you’re here for the NRA.”
Acevedo closed his comments by saying that the Republicans don’t want to anger the organization. “I don’t want to see their little smug faces about how much they care about law enforcement when I’m burying a sergeant because they don’t want to piss off the NRA,” he said.