Dallas is my city.
Those were my officers.
They were someone’s son, father, husband.
Shot while protecting people protestesting against them.
My heart is breaking for the situation that took place last night. My heart is breaking for the lives that were lost. My heart is breaking for how far all of this has gone.
The hatred and the racism has got to stop. We live in America where everyone is equal. Our country fought for us to have that right and we are throwing it away, because of someone’s wrong choice.
Whether you are black or white or tan or yellow or red…. no matter who you are or where you are from or what color your skin is, your life matters.
Police officers are here to protect us. They are supposed to conquer fear and go into situations that regular citizens don’t want to go in order to keep us safe. But how can they do that when their own people are against them and rooting for them to fail.
Yes, there have been bad judgement calls by police in the past. Not all police are good, but that goes for any other profession as well. That goes for all people. One police officer makes a mistake. Two police officers make a mistake. It is going to happen, but that does not mean that all police officers are out to hurt, cause pain, and kill. The lives of police officers (white or black) matter just as much as any citizen that is on the street.
I understand that people want revenge for the lives that have been lost due to police brutality. But revenge for blood by taking blood is definitely not the answer! Just taking the lives of any police officer will not fill that hole inside you. If you want peace, if you want to be heard, if you want it all to stop… then speak out, but don’t use violence in order to make a point about violence. That will make you the enemy and your voice will be drowned.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.