The recent demonstrations and protests across the nation have become the new ‘normal’ in a resurgence of the civil rights movement. The right to do so, as most readers know, is granted by the United States Constitution as long as it is peaceful. The protests following the Grand Jury rulings in Missouri and New York may have redefined peaceful, however. In a way, it is almost ironic that law enforcement officers around the country have been required to react to the lawful fellow officers performing their duties, but the brotherhood of blue steps up every time.
What about the men and women who wear the uniform of a law enforcement officer across the country? Why are they, apparently, the target of the current civil rights movement? (For the purposes of this discussion, the men and women of civilian law enforcement across the country will be collectively referred to as the men and women in blue, regardless of their respective uniform colors.) Those wearing blue are not just a target of bullets, rocks, or bottles. They are also the targets of the words of the politicians that have entrusted them with the duty to uphold the constitution.
The Blue Family seems to be fighting a war on multiple fronts between the bandits, the lobbyists, and the politicians. In the old western movies the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats, and were a little easier to identify. In the civil rights movements of the 1960s, the colors were still black and white, but determining good and bad was based on personal perspective. The events of Oklahoma City in 1995 and of New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D. C., in September of 2001, changed the American perspective. It became an ‘us versus them’ mentality, the United States versus terrorism, both foreign and domestic. The good guys and the bad guys have become increasingly more difficult to identify. The argument can be made that these recent protests are a form of domestic terrorism that shut down cities, the local economies, and cost lives.
The men and women in blue have been verbally attacked, physically attacked, and even more recently ambushed and murdered. Neither of the NYPD officers that were murdered was Caucasian so can this really be a white versus black controversy? Simply no. This is a challenge to the American establishment and the American way of life.
The men and women in blue have one desire each day when they go on duty. Their wish is really no different than that of John Q. Citizen’s daily desire… At the end of each work shift, the men and women in blue want to go home to be with their families. However, their challenge is complicated by the fact that they wear a target all day every day.
God Bless the men and women in blue who daily protect you and me.
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Those are just a few things that could generally describe Bergen Mease. However, more importantly he is a Believer in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. He is a patriot of the United States of America that comes from a US Navy family. He lives with his wife and children, whom they are raising with conservative leanings. He served as a law enforcement officer and more recently as a law enforcement and emergency services Chaplain. His mission is to write about topics that will make everyone think about how they treat others both personally and professionally.