The lives of these men mattered. They were husbands, fathers and yes, real sons of real mothers and fathers.
They were murdered in cold blood in an atmosphere of hatred, mistrust, fear and anarchy created by elected leaders at the local, state and national levels.
They did this by failing to accept, respect and support the law of this land, our judicial system.
Instead they professed themselves judge and jury based on their own personal beliefs and political expediency.
Speaking on the deaths of Officers Liu and Ramos Mayor DeBlasio said-
"They (the police) are a foundation of our society, and when they are attacked, it is an attack on the very concept of decency."
Does the mayor really understand that?
Attacks against the police are not always violent or at least they do not always start that way.
But when our elected leaders verbally attack the police as they have been doing they create a climate that appears to condone and can ultimately result in violence against the police.
The killings of Officers Liu and Ramos are proof of that.
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