UC Officer Allegedly ‘Purposefully Killed’ Samuel DuBose

WARNING: Graphic Content-Proceed with caution, as it is NOT suitable for younger viewers.

  This is the body cam footage of University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing during the car-stop turned police-involved-shooting of Mr. Samuel DuBose.  This one is hard to watch.
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The Dangers of De-Policing — Will Cops Just Stand Down?

Photo Courtesy of:   EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Photo Courtesy of: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hey all, I just wanted to share another post that really resonated with me and the times that we find ourselves in.  Please continue to pray for our men and women in blue as they put their lives on the line daily for our city and cities across the world. Continue reading

Dangerous Lies of an American Movement against Policing.

A perfect summation of the emotions and sentiments I’ve regarded over the past few weeks. Very well written, and very well said.

Humanizing The Badge

Officer Brian Moore died today.  He was 25 years old, loved his job, and was held with the highest respect from his fellow officers of the NYPD.  When I was 25 years old, I didn’t even know who I was yet.  I was stuck in that weird world between knowing how to be an adult and remaining a child.  Brian Moore was already serving his community, protecting it’s citizens, and putting his life on the line; a decision that would ultimately call him home at an incredibly young age.

This is the 3rd NYPD officer to succumb to his injuries in the last 6 months.  I recently spent a week in New York City and I spent the time watching the interactions between civilian and officer’s on the street.  There is a heavy police presence in New York City.  You don’t walk down the street very far before seeing NYPD’s…

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#blacklivesmatter…but seriously enough.

Pray for our city, people. Police and citizens alike are all hurting and are all yearning for change and reform. Violence is not the answer!

#PrayForBaltimore #PoliceLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter

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First post, what better than a very relevant subject.

Before I start, I should say I am sympathetic to those families who have lost members due to seemingly brutal tactics enforced by police offers.

Here it is.

I studied History in college so as someone who has witnessed and embodied different viewpoints, I get it. Blacks in this country have it rough and have had it rough ever since their ancestors stepped foot on this continent. Life has been an uphill battle for many and it often seems like the odds will forever be stacked against them. But here’s the thing, it’s not.

There are laws in place now that protect them from just that. Job discrimination laws, workplace standards, equal everything, etc. And law enforcement officers that are to uphold these standards in attempts to give everyone a shot to do whatever it is that makes them happy, so…

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I’m in love with a L.E.O.

  If I had a dollar for every time I said I would stop reading the news, I probably wouldn’t be writing on this blog.  But here I am- a young, Black, socially-awkward female, who happens to be madly in love with a young, mostly-Caucasian, successful male inner city police officer.  To me, this is not a problem, and to many of the people around us, the feeling is the same.  However, it is interesting to see where the chips really fall with certain people in your life and in the community around you, when the world around you becomes polarized, as it is today.  You cannot walk five feet in this country these days without hearing about the latest police-related shooting and the protests or riots that follow.  Our country is going through a bit of a revolution, of sorts, and it is anyone’s guess as to how it all ends.  With that being said, I am a big girl, and I have found myself on opposite ends from people that I have known and loved before.  It should not be a huge surprise when someone or some people who I have never had issues with before, suddenly give me the cold shoulder.  Yet, I am. Continue reading