A man was shot by a police officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and riots followed. More police officers have been attacked and killed. What should our nation do about the excessive force being used by police officers and the attacks on officers?
Congressman Dave Reichert believes that “he has the life experiences to be the GOP’s authority on addressing historic tensions between the police and the people they serve. `I have been there before, where your life is threatened and you have to make a split decision…. I have been in battles where my throat has been slashed with a butcher knife, where I had a shotgun stuck to my belly, and each time I was able to resolve the situation without using force.’”
Reichert, now 65 years old, had a 33-year law enforcement career and was sheriff of King County in Washington. He oversaw the capture of a notorious serial killer there. Even though he has respect for police and was successful in his career, he is calling on Congress to make some reforms. He wants to transform “a law enforcement task force … into a bipartisan working group dedicated to `having a candid discussion on issues fueling excessive force by law enforcement and against police officers.’” The six-term moderate Republican hopes to move Congress to take action to resolve this “crisis,” and Congress has been reluctant to become involved in the hostility between police and minorities.
I believe that Reichert is correct in many of his ideas. I believe that there are most likely police officers of every kind who should not have the power and authority of law officers. I also believe there are minorities who believe all the lies they have been fed by liberals. An example of this is the black man in Milwaukee who was rioting because the white people had money and were not giving any to the black people.
I believe that Sheriff David Clarke is correct in stating that the conditions in the ghetto need to be fixed more than policing. “Milwaukee could be a case study in how damaging progressive, liberal policies have been…. They’ve created an underclass here. We have entrenched poverty in the city of Milwaukee, we have failing schools, we have dysfunctional families, broken homes, we have massive unemployment, we have questionable lifestyle choices.”
Congress may be successful in writing new laws, but they have no power over morality. We must take our government back from the secret combinations that are trying to destroy our way of life. We must fix the problems in the economy in order for black people to have employment and self-worth. We must teach the importance of marriage and father in the home. We must enforce the laws against looting, arson, and other violent actions. We must turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and allow His influence into our lives and our nation!