Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quote Of The Day

In today's Las Vegas Sun, there was a letter to the editor from a retired law enforcement officer by the name of Bruce Kerley. He didn't specify where he served in law enforcement other than in "a Midwest suburban police department." It well could have been a suburban Chicago department given his letter.

While the purpose of the letter was ostensibly to warn citizens to be careful when carrying a firearm especially in encounters with police, I think the true purpose of the letter was to complain about the great unwashed, i.e., you and me, being allowed to carry concealed.

His letter brought this response from "Emthree":

I appreciate the difficult work performed by law enforcement officers in this country. But when an officer reaches the point where his concern for personal safety does not permit him to recognize the Constitutional rights of other Americans, it's time to find a new line of work.

I could not have said it better myself.

4 comments:

  1. Again, I reiterate: Any police officer that does *NOT* approach every unknown person as though they were armed has no business being in police work...

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  2. Approach EVERYONE as though he were armed. Some officers have been killed by folks they have known for years and who have never voiced a threat toward the officer. That said; our fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution are not open for debate and any officer who cannot or will not acknowledge that truth should seek another vocation.
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  3. "To protect and serve" has given way to "everyone (which really only means every COP) goes home."

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