by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
The innocent police officers that are being brutally attacked during this “summer of chaos” are real people with real hopes and real dreams. Just like you and I, they want to work hard, raise their families and make this country a better place. But now many of them have had their dreams for the future absolutely shattered by mindless violence. After the massacre that we just witnessed in Dallas, I can’t imagine how anyone could possibly think that it would be a good idea to drop a concrete block on the head of a police officer. What in the world would cause someone to sink that low? Sadly, that is precisely what happened over the weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, and now that police officer is suffering from a fractured spine…
Authorities say during the course of the protests on 94 and later, on Grand and Dale, 21 officers from multiple agencies suffered injuries. The injuries were primarily caused by fireworks, rocks, bricks, glass bottles and chunks of concrete that were directed at officers, some hitting them in the head. St. Paul Police said someone threw a Molotov cocktail at officers, as well.
On Sunday evening, St. Paul Police learned one of the officers injured last night had a large concrete block dropped on his head. That officer is now suffering from a spinal fracture.
I happen to agree that police brutality in America is way out of control. This is something that I have been writing about for years. When it comes to law enforcement in this country, we need a complete and total cultural shift.
But dropping a concrete block on a man’s head is not going to solve anything. Now that man could potentially be crippled for life, and his entire family is going to suffer deeply.
What would cause a person to do such a thing? Sadly, we don’t have to search far for an answer. We have taken God out of our homes, our schools, our businesses, our news, our entertainment and our government, and instead our young people are being constantly fed messages that are filled with anger, frustration, division, bitterness, resentment and hatred.
Now we are watching the fruit of these decisions, and everyone seems so shocked.
It was an agenda of hate that had been deeply internalized that drove 25-year-old former Army reservist Micah Johnson to start gunning down police officers in Dallas, Texas just a couple of days ago.
But the people that he was gunning down did not deserve to be shot. In fact, we are learning some remarkable things about these particular officers. For example, officer Lorne Ahrens actually bought dinner for a homeless man the day before he was ruthlessly murdered…
There was a lot of Lorne Ahrens to love.
His size — 6-foot-5, 300 pounds —could intimidate, but his character was kindness.
The day before Ahrens, 48, was killed, he bought a homeless man dinner and encouraged fellow officers to greet the man, Jorge Barrientos, another Dallas police officer who was wounded, told the Dallas Morning News.
Ahrens volunteered, in uniform, at the school his 8-year-old and 10-year-old attended, said his mother-in-law, Karen Buckingham.
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