Police officers no kindergarten cops
All my brothers have been in law enforcement; I greatly respect the job they do. Having said that, I get so tired of hearing people say that most policemen are good.
That's just not true. These are not kindergarten teachers. Police deal with murderers, rapists, drug dealers, etc. Their whole demeanor is to survive the day. And they will do anything that they need to do.
Every week we are faced with another policeman caught on camera showing the real nature of police as a whole.
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If this is what is captured on camera, think of what does not get captured. Most police want to do what is right. But most of them will do whatever they think they can get away with to survive. And their unions and the press always have their backs until they have no choice but to turn on them.
They should rename Crime Stoppers to Black Crime Stoppers because all they ever feature are black and Mexican people. I am not hating on law enforcement. Where would we be without them? But let's stop acting like their jobs and their mind-set are not violent. Police fight a war every day.
The dictionary defines "breath" as a freedom from narrowness in outlook. Our local cable news continues to define the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare."
Many of the half-million Kentuckians who have health insurance under the ACA hate Obamacare. The language limits the vision.
More depth on treaty
Four journalists wrote the story reprinted in the June 13 paper about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, and none of them was able to go beyond what is being said in every news story in the United States: Democrats object to TPP because these trade deals hurt American workers.
There is so much more, and McClatchy's reputation for accuracy should dictate that these four journalists prove or disprove the information from other sources which tell us that TPP would establish a system of international tribunals allowing corporations to challenge local environmental laws or any law that they deemed detrimental to the corporation's future profits.
They would even be allowed pre-emptive lawsuits against proposed legislation if they thought it would hurt profit, according to these reports.
TPP would do more than take jobs; it would also undermine food safety precautions, dismantle "buy local" movements, extend monopoly drug patents to Big Pharma and curtail Internet freedom.
The information is there. If it is not true, we need to know that and how it can be disproved. Has anyone finally seen the entire document or are we left to rely on leaks? Parrots are easy to find.
We expect more of McClatchy reporters.
Sara M. Porter
Breaking news: Every Republican in the United States needs to be deported for being illegal aliens. This country belongs to the American natives, period.
We killed them, gave them our white people diseases, stole their land, and it has come time to give it back. We need to bow down to their faith for it is the official religion of the land. Deportation starts next week for all conservative immigrants who have no Indian blood in them.
We are shipping you guys back to the old world from where you came, where you guys have always persecuted minorities.
Love instead of rebuke
I was saddened by the June 13 letter "Warn of God's wrath." It was apparently written by two straight people with no gay friends. I am answering as a straight person who does have gay friends.
The writers have confused faith with prejudice. When Jesus sat down with sinners (aren't we all?) he ate with them and probably told a story or joke or two. When he did rebuke, it was almost always gentle, brief and with love.
I ask the writers and others: If your gay neighbors were sick or in need, would you help them without taking the occasion to harangue them?
Would you allow your children to play with the kids of a gay person? Would you make sure that your school children would never try to "rebuke" a gay classmate who might already be teetering on the verge of suicide?
My advice would be to take "love thy neighbor" in the true sense that is the very heart of Christianity.
If you discover that a friend, a family member, a colleague or a church member is gay, focus on that person's character, interests and needs, just as you would with someone straight.
That's the true answer to "WWJD?"