December 12th, 2014
Pay police a fair wage to serve and protect our people, to bust the villains regardless of race, creed, color, socio-economic status or legal privilege. Put simpatico professionals -- courage, heart, character -- in what specific places and areas they are most needed; trained officers that don’t see the citizens of any neighborhood as the enemy. Cops that believe it is their mission to spare people from what fear they can, what hardship they might, police officers that understand justice as necessary for humane individual and familial survival and fundamental to a free society: men and women that believe in the rule of law.
There are good people On The Job, I'm related to some of them.
The deaths of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Michael Brown were unnecessary -- wrong -- tragic for those that love them...
Please give to the National Urban League, 120 Wall Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York, 10005/ 212-558-5300
Please give to the Police Protective Fund, P.O. Box 1084, Schenectady, New York, 72301/ 877-343-2477
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