By comparison, when has Obama gone public on national TV with an impassioned, emotional plea to call for an end to the senseless killing of police? I certainly have no recollection of such. Instead, by Batavick's own words, Obama "called the widow of … a sheriff's deputy" on the phone. In another, Batavick relates a speech Obama gave to an International Chiefs of Police conference when he made supportive comments to that private audience. In the Harford County incident (two officers fatally shot), Batavick relates that "Obama had his attorney general … release a statement."