Thursday, July 14, 2016

Troubled times...July 14, 2016

I think all of America was shocked at what happened one week ago today. Five brave police who were doing their job in Dallas,TX was gunned down and seven others were injured. WHY? For one thing the man who holds the highest office in the land has caused such division between races that now anytime there is a killing of a black man by a white police officer, before any investigation, the officer is accused of being racist. As all America knows the two incidents that sparked this thing in Dallas was the two black men killed by police, one in FL and the other in MN. Now that they have had a chance to investigate they have found evidence that the police had motive in both cases. Doesn't help the five officers who were gunned down by a black man who was out to kill white police officers, does it? The President may say he is behind our police but, his actions does nothing to show it. I heard that someone had ask that the White House be lite up with blue lights to honor law enforcement but haven't seen that happen. Oh yes, I do remember when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage that the rainbow colors flooded the front of the White House that very night.
I, along with family and friends, am so angry about all this. They seem to be scratching their heads about what to do about all this racism. You know it's probably too simple for these smart people in Washington to understand, but one thing that would save a lot of lives is to simply do what the police ask you to do.
My brother-in-law, Wayne Warrington, was in police work about 30 years and if you would like to know how this man handled his job, the compassion he showed for the people around him, please read "Rooster and the Cop." JoAnn tells of how Wayne helped one man and their relationship. Wayne received many commendations, and was loved and appreciated by so many who knew him. Wayne, along with all police put their lives on the line each and everyday. One night Wayne almost lost his life.  He and his partner answered a call after a man called the police department several times, one call after another to send a cop to his house. When Wayne and his partner approached the man on his porch, he pulled a gun from his back and shot Wayne. The other police had to shoot and kill the man on the porch. Wayne's life was spared because he was close enough he was able to slap the gun away from going to his chest. All this to say is that things happen fast. At the time of this writing there has been so much dislike for the police for being to quick to kill in these type situations. Our president at this time has been highly critical of the police. And we are experiencing protesters rioting in the streets across the nation.  Police have compassion for the people they serve. We have had 2 cops in our family, Joshua Bohlin, the husband of April (Heitman) Bohlin. Thank you both for your service.

John 8: 31-32
If you continue in my word,
then you are truly disciples
of mine, and you will know
the truth and the truth
will make you free.
Esther Hale

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