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Mon May 21, 2012, 11:52 AM

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Today I'm seeing many, many anti police statements on DU that it almost brings tears to my eyes. Yes, police actions can sometimes be overboard, but have any of you ever thought about the men and women behind these badges? They are people just like you who have families and who face danger every day just so society as a whole can function. Without police presence, life in this country would be intolerable. Who among you have ever scraped bodies off the pavement after a serious accident? Who has looked down the barrel of a gun? Who has been beaten by a crazed husband after a police officer has responded to his wife's call for help? Who has taken abandoned children on Christmas Day to a shelter so they can be cared for?

These are some things a person close to me has witnessed as a police officer. Police Officers are not all bad, nor do they hate protesters. They are charged with protecting a city and some protesters are intent upon hurting others and seriously damaging property. No matter what your protest, it should be lawfully carried out. So be mindful when ranting about the police state in Chicago for two days. There are two sides to every story.

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