With the death of five police officers in Dallas last week combined with the massive racial tension and anti-cop narrative being pushed by the liberal media, plenty of stories about angry protesters are popping up all over the place.
The mainstream media might be content with reporting only the negative stuff going on with race relations in our country, but that’s not the full truth of what’s happening here.
Shetamia Taylor, a mother who was injured during the shooting in Dallas last week, recently spoke out to give the officers who defended her and her sons at the protest a big thank you.
TheBlaze reports, She described the first officer to help her as a “big guy.”
“I saw him go down, I saw him when he got hit, he slumped over, and as he was slumping over he said, ‘He has a gun, run,’” Taylor said. “I don’t think he made it, I don’t think he made it.”
Taylor expressed anger at the perpetrator of the attack: “I’m frustrated. I’m angry. Why would he do that?”
“I didn’t do anything that any other mother, father, wouldn’t have done for their own child,” Taylor, who’s recovering from a fractured tibia where a bullet passed through her leg, said, according to KXAS. “‘Cause I really feel as though if it’s going to happen to one of my sons, it’s going to have to happen to me first. And it only happened to me, and I’m thankful for that.”
Taylor, 37, said she took her four of her sons — 12, 13, 15 and 17 — to the protest in order to teach them to “be productive in their communities.”
“I’m just a mother and a wife. I’m not an activist. I’m not a politician. I want to protect my family, and I want my sons to come up as good young men … and I just want them to know that you have to work for anything, in order to achieve something in life,” she said.
“My son, my youngest one, since he was six, that’s all he wants to do and I’m going to support him in that, and I’m going to continue to support my community, my police officers,” Taylor said. “I’ve never had an issue with police officers. And if anything, it’s just made my admiration for them greater, it really it has.”
“These are the people that you call when you are in a situation, you gotta remember that,” Taylor added. “What are we going to do if the police decide, ‘You know I’m done’? What are we going to do if they stop policing? What are we going to do? What if they just decide, ‘We’re going to boycott’? Who you gonna call?”
It’s refreshing to hear this kind of praise for police officers being broadcast to the public because the media has truly done a bang up job of making sure cops are even more hated in our society today than they already were.
For the last few years the narrative being pushed is that police officers are nothing more than obscene, power hungry, racist murderers just itching to kill someone of color.
But believe it or not, black lives really do matter to those who serve and protect.
Are there bad cops? Of course. And these individuals need to be dealt with accordingly. However, they are a very small minority within the police community.
Let’s hope this mother’s positive message of unity continues to spread across the country and inspire folks to drop the hate against our law enforcement officers who so boldly and courageously lay their lives down to protect us from harm.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]