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)