Why We Need To Support Our Law Enforcement

Why We Need To Support Our Law Enforcement

Enough Is Enough
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There is little glory in being the police in today’s day and age. They are targeted for everything. I could go on for hours about how unfairly they are treated. I have no idea what has come over the citizens of this country, but the police are not out to get you. They do not wake up thinking “Man I really want to shoot someone today.” They do not carry prejudice or hate. They do their very best to keep things fair while upholding the law (that they didn’t even write, by the way). Less than one percent of officers abuse that uniform. Their main goal is to get home alive after spending all shift protecting the community.

So why do we need to support them? Take a minute and imagine how society would be if the police didn’t exist. It would be similar to “The Purge”. Who do you call when your house is broken into? When someone hits your car? When there is an active shooter? These brave men and women run into the line of fire while everyone else runs away. They chase down dangerous people, deliver babies on the side of the road, stop bleeding at an accident sight, comfort children during a domestic abuse call, and so much more. These men and women see the worst of society on a daily basis. They see things that regular citizens would never dream of seeing. They meet people on their worst days. They are punching bags, comfort providers, life savers, targets, therapists, and yes, they are human.

Don’t get me wrong, I acknowledge there are crooked cops. You can’t understand one side without understanding the other. I will say, though, as soon as that cop is discovered, they are treated as criminals. They lose their honor and credibility. Their brothers and sisters in blue no longer associate that officer as one of their own. They are prosecuted if they are wrong. The justice system is not always fair, but there is nothing that a single cop or even a department can do if that cop is/isn’t wrongfully convicted.

They are not our enemies. They are our allies. They didn’t choose to be cops; it’s what they are inside and out. They live and breathe that thin blue line. They deserve the support of the communities they serve. They don’t deserve to be pawns in a political game or targets in a race war. They put that badge on every day with the intent to serve and protect and make it home at end of watch. I am proud to know I will have a future alongside these wonderful men and women someday. The only real way to understand what they go through is to take up that shield yourself. But whether or not you decide to stand behind them, they will continue to answer every call that comes in. They will continue to support a community that may not always support them back. And they will continue to love what they do.

RIP to the 129 brave men and women who died in the line of duty in 2015. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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21 Tweets About Anti-Vax Children That Will Make Parents Get Their Kids Vaccinated ASAP

Vaccinate your kids. Period.

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I have compiled 21 tweets about anti-vaccination parents and their children that did not only make me laugh, but made me further enforce my belief that parents need to vaccinate their kids.

These tweets are pretty dark, to be honest, but once you think about the situation at hand, sometimes it is best to approach it in a funny way so you can get your point across.

You have been warned.

These tweets may be funny, but the situation is not funny. Do your research and help people around you not get sick by vaccinating your kids.

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(and probably the most important tweet of all).

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