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Reader Opinion: Obama inciting riots

I want to declare a long and loud "thank you" to each and every one of our law enforcement officers. I have 100 percent respect and appreciation for all that you do as you put your lives on the line every day. The recent attacks on law officers i...

I want to declare a long and loud "thank you" to each and every one of our law enforcement officers. I have 100 percent respect and appreciation for all that you do as you put your lives on the line every day. The recent attacks on law officers in the national media are absolutely outrageous. The race hustlers are going full force, fanning the flames and further dividing our country. The rhetoric and lack of leadership from the president and his pathetic attorney general are inciting riots rather than denouncing them. Those who serve in our many police departments and county sheriff's departments are charged with maintaining the peace and order of our civil society and protecting the innocent. Anyone who is stopped by an officer or questioned by an officer must show the utmost respect and politely cooperate. The two recent incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., were clearly situations that would have ended very differently if the perpetrators had behaved properly when contacted by the law officers. They were both engaged in criminal behavior. They chose to resist and fight. The outcome is their own fault. Law enforcement officers have a very difficult and dangerous job and they deserve our utmost cooperation and support. When you see an officer, you are looking at a man or woman who has sworn an oath to risk their own life to save yours.

Tom Lund

Longville

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