Not One and the Same

Two officers in Florida were killed while on the hunt for Markeith Lloyd, who is suspected of the murder of a pregnant woman. One of them have not been identified yet. However, the other, Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, was a 17-year veteran of the force and a mother of one.
Many do not realize the risk police force take by putting their life and family on the line. They are so consumed with rage over police brutality. An example of such brutality is Walter Scott, who was fatally shot by a police officer, even though he was unarmed. Many other instances similar to this situation had been happening recently, and the people are demanding justice by rebelling against the police. However, instead of only targeting the police who lack to provide equal protection to all races, people often rebel and attack the whole police force, most of who are actually willing to serve equal justice to all races. They overlook the good that the police do and only focus on the bad as an excuse to attack each officer. They act upon their anger through revenge shootings, which had also been happening recently, as it did on July 6, 2016, when Micah Johnson shot five police officers dead at a Dallas protest march.

Further violence needs to be prevented. Just because a select few of a group act with injustice does not mean the whole group itself is evil. Many officers throughout the country do truly care about the safety of each individual, despite race. Revenge will not bring back the dead, and it would only make the situation worse. Just like every colored citizen, each police officer is a different individual, some with families while others do not; however, what most of them have in common is that they wish to keep the world safe, and they’re willing to risk their life for it.



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