During my service in municipal government, our city set up a “Citizens’ Police Academy”. I went through it to gain a better understanding of our police officers’ experiences and challenges from the other side of the badge.
I never allowed my children to use the word “Cop” because we thought it was disrespectful. The reason we have government is to protect citizens and their life, liberty and property. Therefore, we need to have police officers establish, protect and reassure our civil stability.
The primary duty of a police officer is to maintain control. There are innocent people in Ferguson who need to be protected. However, the more lawless the citizens become, the more forceful the police are inclined to become. At the end of the day, we should all desire to have civility and peace in all of our cities.
Jonathan Gentry may have had a calming effect by explaining the right way to overcome and admonishing those creating the riots to behave better than this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B092acMImJE
John Adams wrote that “Our form of government is fit only for a moral and religious people.” We have seen that laws alone do not stop crime and we cannot have freedom or liberty without morality. Unity and harmony allow us to enjoy the blessings of peace and contentment. It is essential that we strive for better communication.
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Home Front This Week:.
Fasten your seat belts. It started with the Ferguson Police, then Missouri Governor called in the State Highway Patrol and now there is an effort to get the United Nations involved. With Al Sharpton and the Black Panthers along with others from out of state interfering with our our community, it seems they are inciting even more national attention.
Tonight we have two special guests: A veteran police officer who worked in a nearby community, Dan Benson and William Grigg, former correspondent, researcher, and senior editor for The New American.
Now the police are arresting elected officials and the media for being present during the order to disburse. Who is in the right? What is right? Dan and William will share with us some insights on what is happening to the future of law enforcement and clarify for us what is unconstitutional behavior.
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