Wednesday night at 11:40p.m., Edward Archer walked up to Officer Jesse Hartnett’s patrol car in Philadelphia with 9mm Glock 17, and fired 13 shots in a brazen assassination attempt.
Archer confessed to police he shot Hartnett, who was hit 3 times in the arm, “in the name of Islam.”
Philly mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting had nothing to do with “being a Muslim or the Islamic faith.”
Last night’s shooting had nothing to do with any faith. It was a violent assault by a criminal. I urge all Philadelphians to stand together.
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) January 8, 2016
The narrative just doesn’t hold. From 6 ABC WPVI:
Commissioner Richard Ross provided that update during a news conference on Friday afternoon. He said there was no indication from the suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer of Yeadon, that he was involved in a conspiracy.
Archer allegedly told authorities he targeted an officer because police defend laws that are contrary to the Quran.
Archer had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, officials say. Ross called the shooting “an attempted assassination of a police officer.”
Archer pledged his allegiance to ISIS.
Lest the Left or the media attempt to turn the conversation to guns, that avenue is also closed.
Officials also say the gun used in the crime, a 9mm Glock 17, had been stolen from a police officer’s home in 2013, but it’s not clear how it ended up in Archer’s hand. That officer had been disciplined, Ross said.
The unicorn hunts will continue until they stop electing these Democrats who would be at home running a Potemkin village in Siberia.
— David Wood (@Acts17) January 8, 2016
— Jeff McIrish (@JeffMcIrish) January 8, 2016