Ferguson – The Manufactured Issue – Support Our Law Enforcement Officers

Ferguson – The Manufactured Issue – Support Our Law Enforcement Officers

 

Ferguson – The Manufactured Issue – Support Our Law Enforcement Officers

Letter To The Editor:

The rightful Police shooting in Ferguson, MO, is being clearly used by the Obama Administration to change the news cycle in their favor. But, that is not their only aim and I can only ask you to be vigilant and vocal about the other byproducts of their strategy.
1. Do NOT let them create an environment where our law enforcement officers around the country are subject to severe consequences when they have to use their firearms. This will be the catalyst of ever increasing lawlessness and place our police force in severe danger. Just today, two Police Officers were shot in a gunfight at a “normal” traffic stop in Oklahoma City. These Officers had a right and an obligation to their community (and their families) to take care of the bad guys and go back home at the end of their shift alive. One of the bad guys exited the stopped car with his gun blazing and a gunfight ensued. Do you know how many career criminals have crossed our open southern border? Do you know how many radicalized Muslims are out there looking to even the score with the West? Do you know how little these people respect our law enforcement? We need an increased Police Force, not one with diminished capabilities.
2. The liberal left will want to use this to nationalize our police force. If they do, it will no longer be OUR police force. I’m very proud of the Police in my home town of Edmond, OK. They are well trained and ready to respond to almost anything. Even if they were not, they are part of a locally controlled program that I have the full capability of changing. I can vote, but more importantly, I don’t need a Congressman to negotiate my rights away with the Liberals. I trust my Congressmen, but there are many out there that really don’t care about what is right for the people, just what is politically correct.
Please do all that you can to help support an informational campaign to bring to light all of the horrible stories from good Police/Law Enforcement Officers around the country that show just how ruthlessness of the criminals and the direness of the situation when force must be used? We don’t have a film of the Ferguson shooting, so it is easy for the press and the liberals to manipulate the story to support their objectives.

Our Law Enforcement Officers need your support now.

May God bless this country, you and yours now and forevermore.

Ken K.
Edmond, OK

Thank You Ken
We will continue to support our law enforcement.
You are always welcome to express your opinions here.
I want this site to reflect the thoughts of the American people, not the views of snobbish intellectuals in Washington D.C.
God bless you too!
Alexis
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Comments

  1. Char in ND says:

    Amen. We all need to stand up and with the law enforcement personnel who put their lives on the line each and every day to provide our security, and work to preserve our civil society. We need to stand with them and against those who foment chaos, lawlessness and seek to undermine justice and the very rule of law on which our nation rests.

    Tell them you are with them, even your local police officers need this and appreciate your support. They need it now more than ever, for it appears to me our chief law enforcement officer Holder is stabbing them in the back repeatedly and he will continue to do so, for he is not of justice, serves not justice. He’s a political operative and serves an ideology that is alien to the founding of our nation, it’s very fiber and being.

  2. Thank you for this post. I stand with the men and women in blue. I’ve known a few, but one stands out above all others to me.

    On one early May morning in 2003, I took my then young pup Jack to an unofficial huge dog park near the airport in Minneapolis we played at when we lived there. We were playing ball, as is Jack’s passion. There was a blur, a cute german shorthair came up and stole Jack’s ball. The park was nearly empty, but she ran to her owner – a tall man standing atop the hill. We walked to retrieve our ball, and there I met Riley who would change my life forever. Riley laughed and told me his dog Patches never stole balls, she was a bird dog and truly, that was the only time she ever showed an interest in Jack’s toy!

    We became fast friends, with a small group that met early mornings at the park when it was quiet and we worked our dogs and ourselves. Riley was a tall man, 6’4 or more, and a commanding force – quiet except his laughter was booming. We talked about many things, kids mostly. His passions were kids, sports and philosophy. Riley was semi-retired at the time I met him, he worked as an investigator for the juvenile unit at the Public Defender’s Office for Hennepin County. He spent a great deal of time on the golf course, the municipal course nearby where he gave instruction on his own dime to inner city kids, weekend after weekend. He was an awesome golfer, but never proclaimed himself as such. He was a great teacher. He taught me a lot about respect, how to handle myself in difficult situations and about survival in a crisis. These were things he passed on not by lecture, just matter-of-fact, through his stories and experiences. He was an awesome story teller and had a mind and memory like few people I have known.

    It was later on that I learned how good a friend can be. Riley knew my family lived hundreds of miles away, and he would make sure I never spent a holiday alone as he would call to assure I had a place to go, or I was welcome at the home of him and his wife. He was funny, too. He’d offer to run background checks on any guys that came up and appeared to bother me at the dog park. Romance wrecker? I doubt it. He had incredible radar and I swear sometimes he could see through people.

    Riley loved sports. We talked about sports a lot. He was a big football fan, loved to golf and loved to make fun of my love of baseball. He dressed impeccably, even at the dog park. He always told me, ‘you never know who is watching’ and then he’d wink. He had eyes in back of his head, for if someone would neglect to pick up a pile their dog left, he’d walk right over and hand them a bag and point. Once I remember a guy who got a little embarrassed and upset by Riley’s comments. He took several steps forward, looked into Riely’s eyes, and turned to walk away.

    Riley was late one morning to the park, I made a joke about him sleeping in late. He opened up the back of his 4-Runner and showed me the boxes of Rice Krispie Treats he had just picked up at the grocery store. Riley worked part time security at a preschool, Beth El Aleph. I was surprised, he just nodded. “Sad, isn’t it that they need security at a school for children.” I learned that he brought the treats every day in hopes that the children wouldn’t be afraid and perhaps not notice they had an armed guard watching the entrance to their school. At that time I think it was the only school in the cities that had an armed security guard. He was very tuned in, and knew the dangers of the outside world as well as he knew and could read the faces of those little kids.

    Riley worked as a police officer on the beat in south Mpls in the 70’s, one of the few police officers who were black. He worked within neighborhoods that were tough. He was tough. But he was also very kind.

    I called and spoke to Riley on his birthday on October 1st, 2005. Of course he was on the golf course but we did chat for a few minutes, and I was so sure I would see and talk to him soon. Riley died of a stroke on November 6, 2005. He was a great man, a true friend and rarely a day goes by that I don’t think of him.

    I stand by the men and women in blue.

    • Char this is a touching bittersweet story. Riley sounds like a wonderful man.
      I’m sorry about your friends passing. He sounds like a truly great guy.
      Thank you for sharing your memories with me. I appreciate it.

      If I don’t see you in the next few days, I wish you and your family (and Jack) a very Merry Christmas.

      • Char in ND says:

        Alexis thank you for your kind words and for letting me post my thoughts. I think you would have liked Riley. I know he would have liked you – he adored patriots and would have been disgusted with the race baiting that is going on now in this country. Riley broke down racial barriers, not only at work but socially as well.

        I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. You are a blessing and a great friend, my sister!

        p.s. Jack has been sniffing his wrapped gifts for days now….. 😉 He gets a gift a day, but the waiting is almost killing him!

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