Law Enforcement in America has been under attack for several years now. This attack is being led by a number of groups who are organized and far better financed than we, the working cops taking the brunt of the assault. Those attacking our profession include a “news” media that loves stoking the flames of distrust because it is good for ratings as well as the pocketbook, racists and race baiters who make money sowing the seeds of discontent amongst groups that claim to be victims, and agenda driven politicians occupying positions in all levels of government. They can often be found publicly siding with the deceased criminals who were eventually proven, usually in a court of law or grand jury, to have been at fault during the encounter that caused their own deaths.
This attack has been non-stop for several years, and it is beginning to have very serious consequences on this country. Two of the primary results of this war being waged on us are 1) many officers are no longer working proactively for fear they will be the next victim of the media assault, which has become known as the “Ferguson Effect” and 2) the number violent assaults on officers, up to and including shootings, has skyrocketed. The first two months of 2016 saw an 1100% (yes, you read that correctly) increase in the number of officers killed by gunfire over the same time frame last year.
When the media, some celebrities, politicians to include those at the highest levels are constantly telling you that the cops are stupid, or racists who “kill unarmed black men far too often”, even if there is absolutely no evidence to back those claims, when they praise groups who demonize us and call for our death, bring them into the houses of the people and parade them around as heroes and martyrs, then it only makes sense that attacks on cops will increase.
Just a few short months ago, Officer Ashley Guindon, a former US Marine, was murdered on her very first day as a sworn Police Officer.
And we are not the only ones taking the abuse. The narrative of our armed forces being brutes and war criminals harms them and their families. Firemen and medics are not able to answer calls due to civil unrest and lawlessness. All manner of service to our country and our people is now under assault by those who have no courage to serve on their own accord.
THIS MUST END.
To any celebrities or public figures who are willing to help, we, the police officers and families of those public servants, are asking for your help. We request that you stand beside us and help fight this propaganda battle. We are undertaking this effort on our own time, at our own expense. We will make no money from this, and as such, we can also offer you no monetary compensation for your assistance. But we feel it is incumbent on anyone who loves this country and respects the concept of law and order, to make a stand and fight to get our country back on track, to fight this malignant narrative. We respectfully ask that you help us make that stand.
If you are willing to help us with this goal, we ask that you contact us via any of our Facebook pages or Twitter accounts. We pledge that we will do all we can to uphold our professional dignity, and insure that your assistance is rewarded with a campaign that you can be proud to be associated with.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Matt – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve (or on Twitter)
Salty Dad – Salty Dad
M – Vegas LEO
Chief – Cops Supporting Gun Rights
Berserker – Inside The Fire: A Page for First Responders
AJ – Police Beat
Copzilla – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve
Stache – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve
Doc – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve
Medic X – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve
Ryan “Tactical Platypus” – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve
Inbound Hot – Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve