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Don't Blame The Cops

'Reverends' Sharpton and Jackson are the leading Fomenters In Chief,
And as usual are spewing racial nonsense, adding to the nation's grief.
It would certainly be novel if they would find more productive things to do,
Like preaching God's love, peace and tolerance to people in their pew!

Most cops take their jobs seriously and perform dedicated service.
Alas, some are outright bullies and they should make us nervous.
But they must take appropriate action when faced with those,
Who think the rules don't apply to them and I think that is apropos.

True, 'tis so sad that two young men lost their lives the other day.
If they hadn't resisted the cops, it wouldn't have turned out that way .
What is to be gained by looting and rioting if things don't go your way,
Robbing innocent shop owners and me as well since its taxes I must pay!

If youth were disciplined and taught respect for authority at Mothers' knee,
Perhaps they'd save themselves a ton of grief and I'd hope you would agree.
Two Grand Juries held cops blameless tho' their ruling many folks reject.
I come down on the side of the cops who I was always taught to respect!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) 2014 All Rights Reserved


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  1. Date: 12/18/2014 8:23:00 PM

    I agree, Robert. When a congress woman says that evidence is irrelevant to the matter at hand, this country is in deep trouble..... Of course there are bad cops, as there bad in every facet of life, even religious leaders. But we should be careful of who we choose for martyrdom.. Hugs.. Arlene
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 7:25:00 PM

    This resonates with me. When the media writes "White Cop kills black youth" it immediatly becomes about race. I trust that most police officers are doing their best to protect the public. This was a very unfortunate situation that would not have happened had there been no crime commited.
  1. Date: 12/17/2014 1:52:00 AM

    excellent insightful write Robert:-) Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 9:18:00 PM

    I think the jury is the group that hears all the details and knows the case better than we all do, so I trust their judgement. But the bad apples in every barrel spoil it for society!
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 7:54:00 PM

    you've expressed yourself very well in this poem, bob. i'll never understand how looting and rioting help any situation and it's a fact that certain leaders only add fuel to the fire.
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 6:45:00 PM

    I'm amazed at how easily facts are ignored. We don't condemn the law being broken, we don't recognize the Sgt. that gave the instruction was also AA, as were the shops who complained. No, the cops in most cases are just trying to do their job. The politicians are responsible. They intentionally pit one group against another, one race against another.. To distract from failed plans and policies. I learned many years ago to examine closely the one who screams injustice the loudest.
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 3:12:00 PM

    Thanks Robert for your insightful ideas, this is what we need to open minds and stir the apathy among our citizens. Every point of view is important.