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07-14-16 I stand with the Police, First

July 19, 2016

Ray Hanania's Podcast Column Commentary July 14, 2016, I Stand with the Police First, discussing the recent murders of 8 uniformed Police Officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the past few weeks. The column explores what the real issues are that should be addressed, from racism to the lack of parental involvement in the lives of young children. For more information visit www.TheMediaOasis.com.

I Stand with the Police, first

July 14, 2016

By Ray Hanania

I stand with the Police because the majority of Police officers are professionals who put their lives on the line everyday and night to protect us from criminals. 

But I also know that among the thousands of police in America, some have acted disgracefully and many have taken innocent lives.

The answer isn’t to turn this into an issue of racism, as some have done on both sides of the debate. It’s to acknowledge all of the ugly facts that have turned this country upside down resulting in the murder of five Dallas Police officers by an Afghan war veteran. 

And the answer isn’t to refuse to acknowledge that some cops don’t deserve to be cops and they should be prosecuted for murder and crime. Police can be criminals, too, and that is even worse than a normal criminal. ...