The Black Lives Matter Movement and America's Founding Principles

As a sworn reserve deputy for a major sheriff's department, I cringe with disgust whenever I see any unjust police action.  During my academy training, we were required to memorize the California Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.  Here is the first paragraph: As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind — to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice. Unjust police actions impact the authority of every sworn officer and hurt the reputation of every law enforcement agency.  This is why it is vital for law enforcement representatives to speak out against the bad apples anywhere in the justice system — not unlike how it is done in the medical field. But the claim that "systemic" racism permeates law enforcement...(Read Full Article)
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