All Lives Matter

Dr Alveda King, Niece of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Addresses Dallas Shooting

I agree.

There are, without a doubt, people in all areas of authority who abuse the power given to them… including police officers. There are also, without a doubt, people in all walks of life who choose to violate the rights of all citizens… including the rights of police officers. For most of these individuals, the violence is about power… taking the power from others or asserting a power beyond what they possess.

There is no excuse for police officers who act no better than criminals, nor is there any excuse for citizens who go to war with all police. Most of the officers serving in the United States do so because they truly want to protect the communities from crime. Most citizens want to live in peace, without promoting violence as an answer to the nation’s problems.

“There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. (from “Loving Your Enemies”)”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.   

I believe that Police agencies should conduct random psychological screenings, and take them seriously. Officers should be brave enough to report others who they see abusing power. Citizens should be brave enough to report others when they suspect those people to be planning mass violence… no matter who that violence may target.

This is the only answer to the problems we currently face.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches   

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