Four police officers were shot on Jan. 28 during a drug raid on a suspected heroin dealer’s home in Houston, Texas.
All of the officers are all expected to survive even though two are in critical condition, notes KHOU.
Two suspected drug dealers were killed during the search warrant raid, which included a dozen SWAT team members with Houston’s narcotics department, along with six other patrol officers.
Houston Police Officers’ Union President Joe Gamaldi went on a rant in which he slammed people who criticize the police (a constitutional right) and said they would be tracked by the police:
We are sick and tired of dirt bags trying to take our lives when all we’re trying to do is protect this community and our families. Enough is enough.
If you’re the ones that are out there spreading the rhetoric that police officers are the enemy, just know we’ve all got your number now, we’re going to be keeping track of all of y’all, and we’re going to make sure that we hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers.
We’ve had enough, folks. We’re out there doing our jobs every day, putting our lives on the line for our families.
Gamaldi made no mention about the failed war on drugs, which has been going on since 1970, or the violations of human rights by some police officers.