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.
So a County Sheriff just stalked Ralph and I for almost half of our walk before finally getting out of his car and asking to pet him. I’m not going to lie, I thought it was pretty cute!
Little did I know that the Officer had just put down his 13 year old beagle last week.
His heartache was palpable and I’m sure that spending some time with my little guy helped him in some way, but little did he know, for I needed that interaction as well.
I hope you all have enjoyed this warm weekend! Hopefully yours was not plagued with heavy rainfall, like mine was. A friend of mine shared this article with me a day or so ago, and after reading it (and doing a little digging as well,) I thought it would be appropriate to share with you all. Now, we’ve all heard the old adage about history repeating itself, and the recent events in our town may lead one to believe that perhaps we’re witnessing that very phenomenon now. I suppose time will tell, but in the meantime, enjoy the read, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Originally Posted on AmericanThinker.com:
“We are part of the problem[.] … Now we have to change.” So declared Anthony Batts, the African-American police chief of Baltimore, at a press conference on May 6, 2015. The man in charge of this minority-majority department since September 2012 denounced his officers, impugned their integrity, and undercut their mission. Continue reading
Well well well…
Governor Hogan sure has been a busy man since he took office! Although the use of body cameras in Baltimore City has been widely debated over the years, I think now may be an appropriate time to revisit the subject and put them to use.
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
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