Sunday, December 21, 2014


Anything you do can get you killed, even doing nothing.  Two of New York Cities finest were sitting in their patrol car when a man walked up to the vehicle and shot them both dead.  The killer was a career criminal who murdered his girlfriend, posted threats on line and then drove to NYC and killed two cops in cold blood.  He then killed himself when confronted by responding officers.  He claimed the murders were in response to the events in Ferguson.

It's a sad state of affairs when a large segment of our population is so alienated that they can't accept the lawful actions of police officers, even when a grand jury finds their actions were reasonable and legal and video shows the man shot was a thug and robber.  This is more than a police problem it is a problem for all of society.

If police officers are going to be murdered in cold blood, because another officer was lawfully doing his job, then there is a huge issue  that needs resolution.  Civic leaders need to be clear in their desire to work within the system to resolve problems.  People should not take to the streets in lawless rioting and protesting.  They should vote, they should run for office, they should serve on juries, and pass laws.  We have a system, it works, and taking the law into your own hands is anarchy; that's what the SGT Says.

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