This morning a Kentucky State Trooper was shot dead by someone who we now know is a #BlackLivesMatter supporter. This story is breaking and ongoing.
Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks gunned down Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder after a high speed chase last night.
Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder was shot dead last night following a chase that began when Ponder attempted to pull over Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks for a routine traffic stop.
“Officials stated in a release that when Ponder tried to pull over the suspect, the suspect took off, leading Ponder on an eight-mile, high-speed chase,” reports 5 KSDK. “The chase ended when the suspect slammed his brakes, causing Ponder to crash into his vehicle. The suspect then reportedly fired several shots into the cruiser, striking Ponder. He died about an hour later at the hospital.”
Johnson-Shanks was later cornered by police in a wooded area and shot dead after he refused to drop his gun. It was subsequently confirmed that Johnson-Shanks was a resident of Florissant, Missouri, which is located less than 4 miles from Ferguson, Missouri.
Johnson-Shanks also attended Michael Brown’s funeral, bought into the patently false “Hands up, don’t shoot,” narrative, and obviously (sadly) join in the call for the killing of white cops.
This is another tragic story of a police officer shot for no other reason than being a police officer. As we’ve covered for a long time, because of these over-hyped and false narratives of white cops going around shooting unarmed black people, there’s now a war on cops. State Trooper Ponder is the most recent casualty.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when you de-humanize your opposition simply to score political points (as the left so often does), you make it acceptable to treat the opposition inhumanely. This string of assassinations against police officers are carried out by people who justify their actions through the false vilification of their victims.
#BlackLivesMatter, you’re making America a more racist and dangerous place. Trust us, this doesn’t end well…