Thursday, July 7, 2016

Insanity!!

I am the mother of a "White" deputy sheriff. I have put my arms around him and hugged him, being shocked at what it feels to know that he is wearing a bullet proof vest. I worry about his life. Every single day. He takes his job seriously and is a very good deputy sheriff. 

The media is quick to put their spin on all of the shootings of black men by white police officers. It is almost like a good police officer is being put into the line of fire because the media is so biased in their reporting. By spreading this all over the INTERNET people are being stirred up all over this country. I have read on Facebook people calling for the death of all white police officers. How will that make things better? Or right? We don't even let justice take it's course anymore. We are judge and jury without a trial. And it pisses me off.

I am NOT defending any of the police officers in the recent shootings in Louisiana or Minnesota. I am just saying that we need to quit believing everything we hear or see on the fu**ing INTERNET. In the shooting that took place in Minnesota video was being "live-streamed" as the man lay dying in the front seat of his car. The video did not start at the beginning of the traffic stop. It started after the man was shot. Yet we are being judge and jury before the facts have even been discovered. We know NOTHING of the facts of this case.

Now I am listening to the live report of a situation in Dallas, Texas where three police officers have been shot DEAD and ten are wounded at a rally against police shootings of these two black men. This is what has been my greatest fear. Will it bring back those men who were shot by the police if people start shooting at the police?? No! The media is to blame for this!

There are no facts reported yet. The investigations of either killing are not even complete. Yet, Facebook cowboys have all the answers. Yet, everyone has all the answers. There are far more good police officers out there than there are bad police officers. So why, would we call for the killing of all police officers?? How does that make any sense? There are bad people in every profession. There are bad doctors, nurses, teachers, news reporters, etc. Yet the media has simply focused on police officers. And white police officers at that!

People stop the violence. I do not want to answer a knock on the door and hear that my son has been killed while doing his duty. And simply because he wears a cop's uniform. Do we want to live in a country without cops? Do we want to live in a country where EVERYONE can carry a gun? I know that I don't. 

But more than that I do not want to lose my son to an idiot that just wants to shoot a police officer. Any police officer. But especially a white police officer. #Alllivesmatter!

I am praying for all police officers and their families. God, please protect them!


"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."



(P.S. I am turning off Facebook right now!! When I can see nothing but the media continuing to feed into the killing of police officers it is making me insane. The President of the United States speaking on behalf of the victims before there is ever an investigation is WRONG)

23 comments:

  1. Paula, I wish I had words that might express my dismay. Sometimes I feel our country is circling the drain. Sensationalism has replaced reporting, and unfortunately, good people are buying it.
    I join you in praying!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not only are good people buying it but evil people are buying it. And they are killing innocent people!!

      Delete
  2. You know that the president won't say much about the fallen officers in Dallas. I'm absolutely sick about this all. My prayer this morning during my prayer time and later was that people would have the peace that transcends understanding while they are waiting for the facts to come out of the shootings, that they won't riot (well that didn't work really well thinking about Dallas) and that if there was wrong doing on the part of the police (and I'm not judging them, I'm just saying at the end of the day when investigations are finished) that they are prosecuted if that is there is anything to be prosecuted for. I'm also praying for the families of all involved. No one's lives will ever be the same that were touched by these horrendous tragedies in Louisiana, Minnesota, and now Dallas.

    betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is so true. We have to become part of the solution. We have to find a way to get the media to stop stirring the pot!

      Delete
  3. My brother-in-law retired from the police department a few years ago. While it is not quite the same relationship as a mother and son, I totally understand your fear and anger. I am pro-law enforcement and yet we know just like in all lines of work - there are law officers who are worse than the bad guys because they hid behind a badge. My brother-in-law says this is a very very hard time to be a law officer. And yet we need them so much.

    I TOTALLY agree - the press is out of control and is creating mayhem. The culture is violent. Race relations are poor - I fear generationally we will never outgrow our race problem because our citizens pass hate and prejudice onto their children. And the devil that is social media just stirs this pot over and over again. I have removed so many Facebook contributors from my own news stream because I I did not want to fill my head and get upset by their hate speech aimed at our leadership and specifically at our black president. Disagree with an elected official and use your vote to make things different - not hate, hate, hate speech spread all over the internet.

    And yet, all that changes nothing. I pray for mothers of law enforcement - police do thousands of things right every day in difficult situations and only the bad stuff gets reported. I pray for mothers of black men. There are black men who are responsible law biding citizens and yet they wear a target of skin color for some hate filled individuals.

    When will this insanity stop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are living in a country where we are allowing the media to start another race war. It has to stop. Good, decent people are dying. Of all colors!!

      Delete
    2. I was just saying that to my husband. This does feel like it is heating up into a race war.

      I suspect that some of this angry response and unrest and is due to a long history of injustice (in its many faces - not just police relations) due to skin color. It is like an ongoing simmer that is rising to a boil. Scary.

      Delete
    3. I think it is time for people to STOP blaming everything on skin color and take personal responsibility!

      Delete
  4. Your last comment is so right on. I listened to the President yesterday go on and on about shootings and blame him for what happened in Dallas last night. All he did was give folks a justification for shooting white officers. And now I hear that the officer in MN was Asian.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! This President has not helped one bit in the race relations in this country. If anything, it has gotten worse in the last 8 years! We have to become part of the solution!!

      Delete
  5. I pray everyday for those who serve, policemen included. We don't appreciate what they do half enough. All of them are to be honored. Sad we are living in such a crazy world but thanks to the good men and women out there we are safer. We owe them a lot of thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much! Police officers are always in my prayers too!

      Delete
  6. Sad day. I await the "rest of the story" on all Police Involved Shootings. God Bless your son, Law Enforcement needs our support now more than ever.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is certainly a sad day! This insanity has to stop. But it never will while we, As Americans, continue to allow the media to stir the fires! We must stop it!!

      Delete
  7. I can't even begin to know your feelings as you worry about your son being in harm's way. Officer Friendly was long retired before I met and married him, so didn't have the worries as his wife either. There are some things I don't understand, however. The MN woman did not appear to try to stop her boyfriend's bleeding, nor did she try to comfort him when she realized he was dying. She did not appear to call for an ambulance despite having her phone in her hands. She did not appear to comfort the young chold in the back seat who had witnessed either. How is social media the higher priority? And then in a video fo. Dallas, the person with the phone made no effort call in the location of the shooter he could see hiding behind the pillar. I don't get it. Sending good thoughts your way, though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly what Darian and I just discussing. Something very strange about that woman's video. Who would NOT have been totally freaked out??? Yet she was so calm and collected enough to get it out on the media. Another agenda perhaps?

      Delete
  8. It's such an ugly situation. I feel for the men shot by police. I feel for the police who are just doing their jobs in this situation. There are no sides here. Not really. I mourn for all the dead, no matter what happens.

    I will keep your son in my thoughts. Shooting at police is not the solution. It only exacerbates the problem.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Especially shooting at police who had nothing to do with the men who were shot by police!! That is what makes me so mad. That is the mentality of people who are just wanting a race war. I am quickly loosing my sympathy for them!!

      Delete
  9. It makes me sick to my stomach how the media throws stuff out there without waiting for the facts. It is happening to my brothers and sisters in law enforcement right now but last week it was my fellow man and woman who were parents and had the tragedy of losing a child to an alligator (of all things) and the media and Monday morning quarterbacks knew exactly what happened and that it is the cops fault or the parents fault ....then when the facts come out, there are no apoligies, there is no way to unring the bell.....they just go on to the next incident that they can exploit. It makes me want to move to an island with just me and those I love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In this last case in Minnisota it was not the media but the passenger in the car that threw it out there! And then the media ran with it and the cop was prosecuted on Facebook!! I hate than! Yes, the same with the parents of the kid and the alligator (to be perfectly honest, though, I did think that could have been prevented with closer parenting) However, all are very sad tragedies. But to begin to shoot cops just because they are white and are cops makes me sick to my stomach. I don't want to live in a world without cops!! The media is out of control. Today I stepped away from Facebook. I am not sure if I will go back. It is too stressful!

      Delete
  10. It is certainly a sad state of affairs and I can understand your concern for your son.

    ReplyDelete
  11. My life was destroyed when my husband sent me packing, after 13 years we have been together. I was lost and helpless after trying so many ways to my husband back to me. One day at work, I was distracted, not knowing that my boss called me, so he sat and asked me what it was all about, I told him and he smiled and said it was no problem. I never understood what he meant by it was no problem getting back my husband, he said he used a spell to get back his wife when she left him for another man, and now they are together till date and initially I was shocked hearing something from my boss. He gave me an email address of the Prophet abuvia which helped him get his wife back, I never believed that this would work, but I had no choice coming into contact with the sayings that I get done, and he asked for my information and that my husband was able to propose to throw him the spell and I sent him the details, but after two days, my mother called me that my husband was pleading that he wants me back, I never believed, because it was just a dream and I had to rush off to my mother's place and to my greatest surprise, was kneeling my husband beg me for forgiveness that he wants me and the child back home, when I gave prophet abuvia a conversation regarding sudden change of my husband and he made clear to me that my husband will love me until the end of the world, that he will never leave for another woman. Now me and my husband is back together and started doing funny things he has not done before, he makes me happy and do what it is suppose to do as a man without nagging. Please if you need help of any kind need, please contact Abuvia Prophet for help. His email is prophet.abuvia@gmail.com his website is prophetabuviasolutiontemple.webs.com

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear what you might think. Leave me a comment. I guarantee though that I will delete your comment if you are just here to cause trouble. So tread lightly!