Police lives matter
Just days before the execution of two police officers on the streets of New York City, some protesters were chanting in the middle of the streets, "What do we want? Dead cops."
Some Ferguson protestors were heard screaming to cops that they were going to rape and kill their families. What has this country come to, folks? Now is the time for those so-called leaders to put ideology aside before more hate perpetuates. It's time to heal our country's race relations.
Radical liberals put their political agenda over common sense. They're so blinded by their ideology that they can't make the good decisions that great leaders need to make. This is what happens when leaders turns their backs on the moral fiber of what holds this country together, our police officers. Not all cops are racist, just like not all blacks or whites are racist. As these so-called leaders hope that this will quickly leave the front pages, or backpedal to uncouple the reality of their words and support, the blood of these police officers is still dripping from their hands.
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Could see this coming
Cops are now being killed in retaliation for their abuse of the public. I could see this coming. When the illusion of fairness is destroyed by the legal system that protects cops and other insiders, the public will take matters into its own hands.
We must address the issue of over-policing and policies that allow police to kill anytime they feel threatened. "He reached for his waistband," is a common excuse given after gunning down an unarmed person.
Deadly force should be limited to actual threats, and not perceived ones. A racist may feel threatened when he is in a room full of black people. Trigger-happy cops need to be punished by an outside agency.
The easiest way to ease tension between the police and the public is to reduce the size and scope of the police state. Simply cut spending.
In the 1950s and 1960s, government built up police forces to fight the "communist menace." In the 1970s and 1980s, it got bigger to fight drugs, and in the last 20 years it was made bigger to fight terrorism.
The government always will use an excuse to build its power base. It is our job to not be so gullible.