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Thin Blue Line blocks Westboro Baptist Church from Orozco funeral procession in Omaha

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Crowds line the path of the funeral procession of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Orozco was shot to death on May 20th while trying to arrest a fugitive who was in turn fatally shot by another officer. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Crowds line the path of the funeral procession of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Orozco was shot to death on May 20th while trying to arrest a fugitive who was in turn fatally shot by another officer. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)


By LEO Affairs Staff

Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group who routinely protests military funerals and thanks God for dead soldiers because “God hates gays”, organized a protest for the funeral of recently fallen Omaha detective Kerrie Orozco, but were denied a view of or from the procession by several groups who came together to block them, with a giant thin blue line.

disgusting

Orozco was serving a felony arrest warrant for Marcus Wheeler, 26, who was already a convicted felon,when she was fatally shot (as was Wheeler) in an exchange of gunfire.  Orozco, 29, was a seven-year-veteran of the department.  It was her last shift before she was to start a maternity leave for her daughter who was born prematurely and finally scheduled to go home for the first time; the day after Orozco died of a gunshot wound that struck just above her vest.

Image credit: Imgur
Image credit: Imgur/Reddit

In a refreshing display across the state of Nebraska, companies, various groups and municipalities honored Orozco by lighting buildings blue, flying flags at half staff, police appreciation signs, and other measures.  There were also several groups who learned of Westboro Baptist Church’s plans, and organized a means to prevent the family and friends in the procession from seeing any vile displays.  One such group, Operation White Out Nebraska, posted this to their facebook page, “We will be blocking picketers with a wall made of white sheets to block Kerrie Orozco’s family from being able to see, or hear what they are doing.”  And that’s exactly what they and many others did.

Police officers carry the casket of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco out of St. John's Catholic Church on the campus of Creighton University following funeral services in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Orozco was shot to death on May 20 while trying to arrest a fugitive who was in turn fatally shot by another officer. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Police officers carry the casket of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco out of St. John’s Catholic Church on the campus of Creighton University following funeral services in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Orozco was shot to death on May 20 while trying to arrest a fugitive who was in turn fatally shot by another officer. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

 

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  1. Westboro hate cult (I REFUSE to call it a “church”) is a bad joke. The problem is that this is exactly what the liberal media believes is the position of ALL Churches is. And would label ALL Christians as hateful and a threat to security. I have not found any right thinking Christian that agrees with them. Like the “all Sikhs are Muslims” LIE. The believe that “All Christians are Westboro” And react accordingly.

    • Ever heard of the Striesand efffect? they blocked the signs and now because of that they are hundreds of stories all over the internet like this one with pictures of those very signs. Thank God for WBC

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