Dear American Police Officers,
I want you to know how thankful I am for the difficult and dangerous job you do to keep our neighborhoods safe from violent gangs and career criminals.
You must be the first to reach the scene of a crime or accident, and your diagnosis of the situation must be instantly correct--or you might be prosecuted, sued, and your life ruined.
You must use exactly the right amount of force when confronting a criminal. If you use too little force, you might end up dead. If you use too much force, you might end up in prison.
You must be a diplomat to keep the peace, yet very tough when necessary. You must make split-second decisions that would take a lawyer many months to make. And your decisions must be correct 100 percent of the time or you risk prosecution and ruin.
You must be a guidance counselor for our youth, social worker, an enforcer, and a mind reader. And you must do all this on a cop's salary.
I am outraged when I hear politicians, ambitious prosecutors, the media, and the race baiters brand you as racist, when the truth is you risk your life everyday to keep us safe.
I am disgusted when I hear radical Left and Black Lives Matter activists call for the assassination of police officers, actually chanting:
"PIGS IN A BLANKET, FRY 'EM LIKE BACON!"
"WHAT DO WE WANT? DEAD COPS! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!"
Imagine what our neighborhoods would look like without our brave police officers. We would be prisoners in our own homes. Our neighborhoods would be like war zones.
I was also appalled that President Barack Obama welcomed Black Lives Matter leaders to the White House and repeatedly branded police departments as racist.
Today, I am glad he is gone and that we have a pro-police, pro-law United States president in Donald Trump in his place.
The president knows, as I do, that we need more brave police patrolling our neighborhoods, not less. We need to empower our police to stop criminal, not empower criminals to terrorize our communities. Again, you have my heartfelt thanks for the difficult and dangerous job you do everyday to keep us safe.