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Friday, July 08, 2016

Who let this guy in?


So, the relevant question is:  who let him back in?

"All those protesters last night, they ran the other way, expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them. What hypocrites," Patrick said on Fox News. "I understand the First Amendment. I understand freedom of speech, and I defend it. It is in our Constitution and is in our soul, but you can't go out on social media and mainstream media and everywhere else and say that the police are racist or police are hateful or the police are killers."'
Or, instead of cursing the darkness and embarrassing Texas, you can light a candle:

Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful march to the Los Angeles police headquarters Friday morning in the wake of a deadly shooting in Dallas. The message was simple: to start a dialogue on how to improve police relations with the community the department serves.

The march, which reportedly drew about 50 people was intended as a symbolic gesture of unity between police and "men of color." A police academy graduation was underway as the marchers arrived, and the city's police chief and mayor later joined the rappers for a press conference.

Much of it was recorded and promoted on social media, starting early Friday morning when The Game shared this photo on Instagram with a call out to "All African American men, Mexican American men & any other race of real men with heart to stand with us today..."
Or this, from someone in Texas with an actual connection to the shooting:

“In the police profession, we’re very comfortable with not hearing thank you,” he said, but was then interrupted by a chorus of “thank yous” from thousands of people gathered around him. “So, today feels like a different day. Dallas is a city that loves. We’re hurting, and we need this community.”

Something good can always come out of something bad; just not necessarily out of Dan Patrick's mouth.

1 Comments:

Blogger June Butler said...

I was wondering who the guy was standing next to the clergy at the prayer service, but I had to leave the TV because life goes on. Now I know. Dallas may be a city that loves, but Dan Patrick is not one of the people who love.

2:19 PM  

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