Police officer soothes toddler with lullaby after deadly car crash
by Ann Colwell
(CNN) When a paramedic handed police officer Nick Struck a weeping toddler soaked in gasoline at the scene of a deadly car crash in Brighton, Colorado, his fatherly instincts kicked in.
Struck did the same thing he does when his own 2-year-old daughter is upset. He began to softly sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
Somewhere in one of the lullaby’s verses, a bystander snapped a photograph of Struck and the child. Her family’s white SUV lies upside down in the grassy field behind the two. A paramedic is seen treating another passenger in the background.
Struck, holding the barefoot girl on his hip, points at something outside the frame. The child holds the fingers of one hand in her mouth, and clings to Struck’s shoulder with the other.
6 blacks killed by police in November; 3 black men killed in the last 4 days
by Leftist Journo
In a veritable landslide of death, a hail of continuous, burning gunfire, law enforcement officers throughout the nation have taken it upon themselves to attempt to instigate genocide against the entire American black race, particularly young black males.
If anyone thought the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Gray was indicative of racist hatred by cops on a national scale, then these naked assassinations of innocent, strong, proud, young black men cut down prior to even realizing anything of their destiny and goodness in just a few days simply confirms the open war declared against blacks by US cops.
What do you think the response by Leftists, Demorats, the American Media Maggots and the Race & Poverty Pimp Industrial Complex would be if that headline were true?
Could you not envision riots in every major Leftist-run American city for days? Protests, violence, destruction, injuries, block after block burned and ransacked, perhaps even deaths?
Of course you could. People would go out of their way to make it so.
The fact is: it’s true with regard to law enforcement officers in the US. The top headline is 100% accurate.
On Thursday, November 16th, Baltimore Police Department Detective Sean Suiter was killed. From ODMP.org:
Detective Sean Suiter succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to interview a person during a homicide investigation in the 900 block of Bennett Place.
He and his partner were canvassing the area when he observed a man attempting to hide in an alley. He notified of his partner and then approached the man to speak to him. The subject produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Detective Suiter in the head.
Detective Suiter was placed in a patrol car to be transported to University of Maryland Medical Center. During the transport the patrol car was struck by another vehicle. Detective Suiter was then transferred to another vehicle and transported to the hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to the wound the following day.
The man who shot him fled the scene and remains at large.
Detective Suiter, a U.S. Navy veteran, had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Homicide Unit. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Baltimore police return to scene of detective’s killing, say new evidence found
by Justin Fenton
Armed with new autopsy findings, Baltimore Police investigators returned Monday to the scene where Det. Sean Suiter was fatally shot last week and said they had found “additional, significant” evidence.
“I’m very encouraged by the recovery of this evidence,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Monday, declining to elaborate on what was discovered. “I think it’s going to help us identify the killer.”
Davis said the new findings were the result of an autopsy completed over the weekend, which formally ruled Suiter’s death as a homicide by shooting.
The commissioner appeared upbeat about the progress of the case, despite the investigation’s taking longer than usual for an agency accustomed to quickly identifying killers of its own. Since at least the 1960s, the city police department has never gone so long without identifying a suspect in the killing of a police officer.
Police have said Suiter, 43, was investigating a still-unsolved homicide from December of last year when he saw a suspicious person in a vacant lot in the 900 block of Bennett Place. Suiter was shot once in the head, rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead the next day.
The very next day, New Kensington Police Department Officer Brian Shaw was killed. Again, from ODMP.org:
Police Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm.
The driver fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Officer Shaw as he pursued him. Officer Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject continued to flee and remains at large.
Officer Shaw had served with the New Kensington Police Department for only five months. He had previously served as a part-time officer for three years with the Cheswick Police Department, Frazer Police Department, and Springdale Township Police Department.
He is survived by his parents, brother and grandmother.
Who killed Officer Shaw, a Caucasoid? Yes. A black man.
Suspect in New Kensington officer’s death arrested in Pittsburgh, held without bail
by Megan Guza and Matthew Santoni
Rahmael Holt, the man accused of shooting and killing New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw, was arrested Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh.
Holt, 29, of the Natrona neighborhood of Harrison, was charged with murder of a law enforcement officer, murder of the first degree, illegal firearm possession and carrying a firearm without a license. He was transported to New Kensington for arraignment, where District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. ordered him held without bail.
Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka said a SWAT team arrested Holt at a home on Ladora Way in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, along with several associates and family members — including his mother, Sherry Holt — who were being charged with hindering his apprehension during the several days he spent as a fugitive.
Police said Holt fled a traffic stop Friday night on Leishman Avenue in New Kensington and fatally shot Shaw, 25, after a foot pursuit. The alleged driver, Tavon Harper, 27, was arrested Sunday .
I cannot help but wonder what links there may be between this suspect and organizations such as Black Lives Matter and/or Antifa. A few years ago this would not have been my default question, but I have been disabused, having been dragged kicking and screaming into thinking this way via the identity politics foisted upon everyone by Demorats, Leftists and the American Media Maggots.
The very next day, Sunday, November 19th, a USBP agent was killed. From ODMP.org:
Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed in the line of duty while he and his partner were on patrol near mile marker 152 on I-10, in the area of Van Horn, Texas.
They were patrolling in rugged terrain when both agents suffered serious injuries. Agent Martinez’s partner was able to notify dispatchers and requested assistance. Responding units and rescue personnel transported them to a hospital where Agent Martinez succumbed to his wounds.
Several federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of Agent Martinez’s death.
Agent Martinez had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years and was assigned to the Big Bend Sector. He is survived by his fiancee and son.
Please note that ODMP is indicating the cause of death is “unidentified,” as per the US Border Patrol administration.
We do know that two Border Patrol agents working as partners in the Van Horn Station area of responsibility of the Big Bend Sector responded to “activity.” Whether the activity was an activated sensor or something else is currently unknown. This occurred on the morning of Sunday, November 19, 2017.
One of the Border Patrol agents later radioed into the communication center saying that he needed assistance and that he was injured. Other Border Patrol agents responded and found one agent injured and unconscious with injuries to his head and body. That agent, Rogelio Martinez, was later pronounced dead. Breitbart has learned that the agent’s family has been notified.
The responding agents also found the partner who had radioed for help. The agents transported the injured agent to the hospital where he is in “serious condition,” according to the official.
The FBI, conducting the investigation, would only say that the two agents involved were not “fired upon,” yet did not identify the specific manner of attack.
The FBI had taken over the investigation into the death of Martinez, 36, and the injuring of his partner, who was not identified. The two were patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas when the attack occurred.
“They were not fired upon,” said Jeanette Harper of the FBI’s El Paso office. “There are so many different agencies working together that we need to come together and develop a timeline.”
This was when the hairs on the back of my neck began to stand up.
Border Patrol agent appeared to be ambushed by illegal immigrants, bashed with rocks before death
by Katherine Lam
Illegal immigrants appeared to have “ambushed” two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Texas border with Mexico and bashed their heads with blunt objects — possibly rocks — killing one agent and sending another to a hospital in serious condition Sunday, a National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) official told Fox News.
Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed and another agent, who has not been identified, was injured while they were patrolling the Big Bend Sector, leading authorities to scour West Texas for the attackers, officials said. Although few details about the incident have been released, Brandon Judd, the president of the NBPC, told Fox News on Monday it appeared Martinez and the second agent were “ambushed” by a group of illegal immigrants.
“We don’t know exactly what happened because we weren’t there. However, just from agents that were working in the area, reports are saying it was an attack and it would appear to be an ambush,” Judd said.
He added: “There’s a high likelihood this was an assault on the agents.”
Images Show Where Border Agent was Found, Cast Doubt on AP Source’s Knowledge
by Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz
Images obtained by Breitbart Texas show the reported exact location where one Border Patrol was found with fatal head wounds and broken bones and another found who also had severe head injuries. Contrary to the report of an Associated Press (AP) source, the “14 foot culvert” the source claimed the agents may have fallen into is clearly not 14 feet deep. The drop, if they had both fallen, would be no greater that 8-9 feet and the culvert has a soft, sandy bottom with few, if any, objects to fall upon.
Well yes, the hairs on the back of my neck were completely straight now. Of course, my first thoughts were: “why the hesitancy and the discrepancies?”
In a world where details matter, the AP source clearly did not have them. The source did, however, properly state that the surviving Border Patrol agent was struggling to remember details of what occurred. This fact was known to many in media, but most did not report it out of concern for possibly damaging an investigation.
Breitbart Texas first reported that an agent had been killed and that another was hospitalized with serious injuries on the morning of November 19, 2017. Later in the day, the National Border Patrol Council echoed what agents on the ground where expressing and asserted that illegal aliens had attacked the agents. The word “attacked” became very controversial as many from President Trump to the Texas Governor used the term, and federal officials began insisting that such details were speculation as the FBI had taken over the investigation and that they were releasing no new information.
Want to know the real reason for hesitation on the part of the FBI and reticence to provide information by the USBP? I happen to have a memory, so I refer to these next articles.
Bullets vs. rocks? Border Patrol under fire for use of deadly force.
by Lourdes Medrano
An Oct. 10 incident, in which a Border Patrol agent fired his gun in response to rock-throwing, leaving a 16-year-old dead, is drawing attention to the Border Patrol’s use-of-force policy.
“The disproportionate use of lethal force in the exercise of immigration control functions is unacceptable under any circumstances,” the Mexican Ministry of Exterior Relations said in a statement. “These kinds of acts, especially because they are recurring, have been rejected by Mexican society and all of the country’s political powers.”
It has pressed the US to make its investigations “exhaustive, timely and transparent.” Mexican officials plan to release José’s autopsy and the ballistics report before year’s end, says Parra. Reports suggest José was shot several times.
Let’s begin to tie things together.
Ms. Gaubeca echoes Mexico’s concerns about the Border Patrol’s use of force, noting that no agent has died in a rock attack.
“The reality is, it’s not equal force,” she says. “The damage a rock can do is not the same as the damage a bullet can do.”
Border Patrol told to avoid shooting at moving vehicles and rock throwers, but they won’t listen
by Ted Hesson
In recent years, Border Patrol has come under increased scrutiny from immigrant rights groups for how the agency uses deadly force. And a new internal report commissioned by Border Patrol shows that there are clear areas for improvement, even if the agency isn’t willing to take the advice.
Moving vehicles aren’t the only controversial instance where Border Patrol agents are authorized to use deadly force. Agents can also respond to thrown rocks by firing a weapon.
Of the 24 people killed by Border Patrol agents in the last four years, eight of them were alleged rock throwers, according to The Arizona Republic. One Mexican teen was fatally shot twice in the head and eight times in the back after an alleged rock-throwing incident in 2012.
Acting off of Hernandez v Mesa, my guess is that the USBP agents were either ambushed and/or were hesitant to utilize deadly force against a rock attack.
Further, realizing the death of one agent and serious injury to another stemming from a rock attack won’t play well with the families of the agents and line officers themselves, USBP admin in concert with the FBI are attempting to tamp things down until a firm handle and strategy can be crafted.
Folks, it’s plain and simple. The Ferguson Effect in action, with the result that hesitancy on the part of law enforcement officers is now costing lives.
From having been shamed whilst driving Mommy’s SUVs, the CHP finds itself going back to sedans.
The newly-styled Dodge Charger.
I helped my department purchase and upfit its five 2004 Dodge Chargers as test beds with the Hemi V8. We learned a lot about the Charger. It understeered like a big dog, lacked trunk room, lacked rear seat prisoner room and constricted the passenger officer because of the upfitting issues involving vertical long gun mounts and laptop mount.
The other thing I discovered is that my Toyota RAV4 V6 SUV, chipped to 300 HP, could take the Charger’s 340 HP Hemi until it reached 3,400 RPM. Then the Charger simply said “buh-bye.”
California Highway Patrol officer Florentino Olivera stands in front of all three cars being used in Santa Ana, CA on Monday, March 20, 2017. The former mainstay is the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor by Ford Motor Co., left, The new Dodge Charger Pursuit and a Ford Explorer Explorer Police Interceptor. (Photo by KEN STEINHARDT,Orange County Register/SCNG)
Trust me, the new Dodge Chargers haven’t much changed. There are still issues. Also, the more airbags placed into a vehicle = the fewer airbag pathways that can be obstructed by equipment demanded in today’s technology-packed cop cars such as computers, laptops, electronic chargers, dash cams and speed tracking devices.
CHP is switching from SUV-style patrol cars to sleek Chargers
by Alma Fausto
California Highway Patrol officers have begun hitting the road in sleek black-and-white Chargers as the agency starts replacing their SUV-style patrol cars.
The Dodge Charger Pursuit is moving into the agency’s fleet as the older cars retire, namely the prevalent Ford Explorer and on occasion the iconic, and now rare, Crown Victoria.
Of Orange County’s 80-plus CHP black-and-whites, five are Chargers.
“I really like the look of the Charger,” said Officer Florentino Olivera, who is based at the Santa Ana headquarters. “It just looks like a cop car.”
Right. Instead of Mommy’s SUV.
Once, the Crown Victoria – referred to by cops as the “Crown Vic” or CVPI – ruled the streets when it came to many police fleets, including the CHP. When Ford stopping making them in 2011, many agencies opted for other sedans.
Much as I hate to admit it, the Ford CVPI was one of the most forgiving vehicles law enforcement has driven in the past and will ever drive. I had a love/hate relationship with the CVPI as an EVOC Supervisor and instructor. But, truthfully, sigh, well, yeah, more love than hate. It only took 25,000 years for the car to ramp up to 250 HP from its unchanged 4.6 liter small block V8 at 210 HP. The prior generation 351-engined Crown Vics sported a jaw-dropping 180 HP.
Which is why it never succeeded. Costly import fees and parts access made the overall experience more expensive for agencies. That and Chevrolet/Holden halted Caprice production.
In 2013, the CHP went with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, based on the Ford Explorer SUV. It could carry the Highway Patrol’s large load of equipment and is all-wheel drive. Other police agencies have also chosen the vehicle.
But when the CHP’s contract was up for renewal last year, the state decided to go back to a sedan. The California Department of General Services weighed performance, price and load capacity. The rear-wheel-drive Dodge Charger Pursuit met the CHP’s specifications, and was slightly less expensive and better on gas than the Ford.
Because it was a V6. Like the Ford Explorer. Let’s make some things clear.
Fran Clader, a CHP spokeswoman in Sacramento, said 588 Chargers have been purchased, with 122 on the road. They are being distributed across California when an existing car is inoperable or sometimes when one reaches 100,000 miles, if it isn’t running real well.
In all, the agency has 2,900 black-and-whites.
CHP ended up purchasing the 27A RWD package with the 5-speed transmission and 3.7L V6 engine rated at 292 HP, less than the Ford Explorer 3.7L V6 (304 HP) but more than the final production years of the Crown Vic. The 2016 Chargers were $27,140 per unit.
Once upfitted, Ford Explorers were damned near impossible to see out of when backing because of the rear seat cage, roll bar, lights and equipment. Most were spec’d with backup cameras in the rear view mirror and, had they not, there would be many more damaged law enforcement Explorers as well as other vehicles, buildings, fences and the like. Ergonomically, they were more comfortable and larger than Chargers. The Explorers were also plagued with transmission problems.
Frankly, the Charger fleet purchase was purely fiscal. Officers like the looks but, I sense, will come to be unimpressed overall, particularly with the anemic V6 and the limited interior room.
Conversely, CHP transitioned from the BMW R1200RTP authority motor to the Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide in 2014 which, at $28,381.00, has a base price more than the Charger. However, a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty covering all service and repairs makes the purchase price more palatable, something BMW did not offer.
Officers are of two minds about the bikes. Leggy officers enjoyed the BMW (a damned tall motorcycle) and its smoother engine. Shorter officers like the lower Harley but some are not keen on having their fillings vibrated for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for years.
CHP is also transitioning from their standard issue Smith & Wesson 4006 TSW stainless handgun in .40 caliber, to the Smith & Wesson M&P (military and police) in .40 caliber with their own CHP serial numbers, from CHP1018 – CHP908A. I have no current photo of this issue weapon, but will shortly.
So when you looked in your rearview and surmised “it’s just a V6 SUV,” you can do the same thing, only different. “It’s just a V6 Dodge Charger.” Different frame, different manufacturer, less horsepower.
I advocated for this on my August 29th and August 31st Berserk Bobcat Ballroom radio shows. I also wrote this post on August 31st indicating that lawsuits were well past due on behalf of those persons who were injured by the clear and obvious negligence displayed by certain specific law enforcement agencies when they purposely determined to step back as Antifa appeared, and shirk their law enforcement responsibilities. Their oaths. Their honor.
Then: Laura Ingraham picked up my mantra on Tucker Carlson’s show later in the week. Perhaps it’s time to remove some very select and pointed elements of “qualified immunity” that is commonly granted to law enforcement agencies.
Why does so-called “qualified immunity” exist? Because, on their faces, law enforcement agencies across the nation attempt to do the job to which they’ve been tasked. They try to do the “right thing.” An excellent article is here.
When they fail to do the jobs to which they’ve been tasked, then, in my opinion, qualified immunity should be lost.
That is to say, Leftist law enforcement agencies and their masters will not change their stripe and begin to do the jobs to which they’ve been tasked unless they are sued within inches of their lives. They must be made to pay, and they must be made to bleed.
If for no other reason than to set an example, provide a chilling effect and send a quite clear message.
If you happen to live within the jurisdictions I recommended in terms of suits — the San Jose PD, Charlottesville PD, Berkeley PD and UCD PD — well, sorry. It may possibly suck to be you in the future because I can only hope that your law enforcement agencies are going to be drained and their overarching entities — city and state administrations — will likewise be so as well.
There must be pain, there must be loss and there must be consequences. For what? you may ask.
For not doing your damned jobs.
But listen to this, from a CBS station. It questions yet attempts to justify Berkeley PD’s non-reactive responses.
I emphasize, though: cash must be diverted from customary necessary requirements to lawsuits. If you must suffer as a Leftist law enforcement agency, due to locale, so be it. You, as a local citizen, signed up for this. Your zip code is your vote.
Lawsuit alleges Charlottesville police were ordered to stand down at white supremacist rally
by Andrea Noble
Robert Sanchez Turner claims cops turned blind eye to violence on the ground at Aug. 12 rally.
A man who was assaulted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is suing the city and state police, alleging that officers were ordered to stand down and failed to act even as they witnessed the attack.
According to the federal lawsuit, Robert Sanchez Turner was sprayed in the eye with pepper spray and beaten with canes, and had urine thrown on him during the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, as police officers stood less than 10 feet away and did nothing to stop the assault or arrest the assailants.
“By commanding their subordinates to stand down while hundreds of white supremacists and their sympathizers assaulted and seriously injured counterprotesters, these defendants were essentially accessories to, and facilitators of, unconstitutional hate crime,” states the lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times.
Nexus Caridades Attorneys, which filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, is expected to announce additional details about the case Friday.
This is just one lawsuit. But I ask: please let it grow and become a national debate.
Report: Lawsuit to target Charlottesville police over rally’s violence
by Josh Delk
Nexus Caridades, a Virginia-based law group, reportedly plans to sue Charlottesville police over the violence that resulted from a white supremacists’ rally earlier this month, citing a client who was injured in the violent clashes.
The case alleges that plaintiff Robert Sanchez Turner sustained injuries in the violence because of the police “standing down” and failing to intervene in the situation, in which white nationalist groups attacked anti-racist protesters, the attorneys told The Daily Progress.
But that’s just one case. On, frankly, the wrong side. The greatest number of potential suits exist on the side of, say, Patriot Prayer or those who are not Antifa-friendly. That is a vast untapped megabucks source for attorneys.
But still: Why?
Because some law enforcement agencies still purposely choose to not do their job in various venues across this nation. Not a decision made by line-level troops. No. But a decision made in concert with various other applicable government levels to include mayors, city managers, bureaucracies, bureaucrats, union members and those beyond civil service.
Those with a Leftist bent, weak of mind, unable to think for themselves, coat-tail hangers, sycophants, Those incapable in independent and/or true critical thinking. Because that is the last thing taught in any college today. Only Lockstep Thinking is promoted and encouraged. Non-variancy. Mindless response.
The pro-bono legal group plans to formally announce the litigation on Friday in Emancipation Park, where the Aug. 12 rally took place. Also targeted in the suit are the city of Charlottesville, its chief of police and the superintendent of the Virginia State Police.
And I say: excellent. Be general and then yet become quite very specific.
Name names. Most cops wear name tags, velcro tabs, name plates, possess badge numbers. Let them also be named. Specifically. Quite very specifically.
You either engage and do your job, or you stand back and allow chaos to ensue.
Because trust me, you beggars, the chaos you allow will soon come to visit itself upon your neighborhood and your family. Damn you for not seeing those consequences.
President Trump was correct. There was blame on both sides. He spoke the obvious truth yet was excoriated via Leftists and the American Media Maggots.
“Mr. Turner was assaulted while police officers watched but failed to act to keep him safe or arrest those responsible for the attacks,” the organization’s public relations director, Jen Little, told the Progress.
The lawsuit follows a report that federal authorities had warned Virginia law enforcement of potential violence at the rally, citing previous clashes between white supremacist groups and anti-fascist “antifa” protesters.
Guess what? True on both sides.
Finally: a Truism from President Trump that the American Media Maggots shan’t acknowledge in retrospect.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at the — as you say, the alt-right?” Trump asked three days after the deadly rally. “Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.”
Purposeful indifference. Go RICO, go 182 PC, go 42 USC § 1983. The situation is screaming for it. Name agencies, name administrators and then name very specific individual officers. Go for broke. Break them down. Bankrupt them. Make them bleed.
Anyone remember a quote: “it takes two to tango” — ?
60-year-old Houston Police Sergeant Steve Perez, drowned in his car whilst attempting to find a path to get to work during Hurricane Harvey. He had driven for over two hours in order to find a way to get to his point of assignment in the very early morning hours. His wife asked him to stay home but, instead, Perez insisted that he was going to help in Houston’s time of need. He had worked in law enforcement for 34 years. God bless this true and valiant veteran Sheepdog.
We all know that Hurricane Harvey has devastated coastal portions of Texas, centering around Houston. Houston PD and its officers have been equally devastated.
The Houston Police Officers Union under President Ray Hunt, has asked for assistance from other brother and sister officers.
First, the letter from President Hunt:
To Our Brother & Sister Officers:
As you know, the City of Houston is in the midst of a catastrophe like we have never seen before. The scope of the damage will not be known for weeks, maybe longer. We have already lost so much, including Sgt. Steve Perez, a 34-year veteran of the Houston PD, who drowned in his car trying to get to work at 4 am in the morning on Sunday, August 27th.
So many of you have reached out to ask how you can help and we are very grateful. Right now, sending money to assist those officers who lost their homes and/or vehicles is most helpful for us. We ask that you send donations to “Assist the Officer, Inc.,” a 501(C)3 charity established 30 years ago in Houston to provide aid to law enforcement people during these kinds of disasters There is a link on the site for Harvey Relief.
I can assure you that 100% of whatever you send will go directly to Houston-area law enforcement people who have suffered severe losses from the floods. Upon request, we will be happy to provide you with a complete report on donations and expenditures if you need it.
We will keep you updated on the situation as it progresses and please accept our heartfelt thanks for whatever you can do to help us. If you have suffered a loss in this terrible incident, please just send your prayers.
Make your check out to:
Assist the Officer, Inc. and indicate on the check that the donation is for Hurricane Harvey Relief for Law Enforcement.
Ray Hunt, President Houston Police Officers’ Union
In case there was doubt, I searched in order to verify these sites, the names, addresses and the request. They are valid.
I ask my law enforcement and emergency responder readers — and anyone else who wishes — please do what you can for officers in the Houston area. Just like anyone else they too lost homes and property but came to work, knowing what they had to do.
HOUSTON, Texas — Despite the loss or damage of their own homes, the men and women of the Houston Police Department put their duty first and stayed on the job to rescue those in danger, keep the peace, and save lives — even as they lost one of their own.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo came face to face with what may become the worst natural disaster to hit a major city in U.S. history. Despite his only being on the job as police chief for nine months, the men and women who work for him have done an amazing job of serving the community in rapidly changing circumstances, weather conditions, and an overwhelming number of service requests.
“The collective heart of the Houston Police Department (HPD), the Houston Fire Department, all of our municipal co-workers, (and) just the entire first-responder community in this city is second to none, and I am very proud of that,” the chief said. Despite more than 200 officers having their own homes damaged or destroyed “They’re putting their duty first.” The chief praised not only the commissioned officers who wear the dark blue uniform but the entire support staff and dispatchers.
Click on Assist The Officer, Inc, or make contact at the above address. Each and every dollar will go directly to those in need.
A brief question which you will immediately determine to be only rhetorical in nature due to its content: I wonder just how many Antifa members came to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey? One? Twenty? Two hundred? As neatly organized to assist in time of need as they are organized and prepared to riot for anarchy?