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When Will It End?

I haven’t written anything in a while.  I’ve thought about it, but I just could not put the fingers to the computer.  However, since the beginning of January 2021, Cops have died in the line of duty, a total of over 100 as of this writing.

These are my brothers and sisters in blue, and I am sick of it.  I am sick of the racist comments and innuendos that are being thrown around like ping pong balls!  The far-left who demonizes everything since two years ago with the shooting of Michael Brown and going forward is getting old.

Make no mistake, I am not saying, (please hear this for anyone who is ready to turn this around), I am not saying all police are good, but the majority outweighs the bad.

Just the other day you have two officers who got up in the morning, went to work, kissed their family goodbye, saying, “see you at the end of shift”, and went out to do their job.  They responded to a welfare check and what happens? They are ambushed, ages 25 and 36.  It seems every morning I am waking up to another officer-involved shooting.

Don’t confuse this with Deric Chauvin, who recently was convicted on three counts.  He deserved what he got, and the family got their 27 million.  Understood, but it didn’t stop there.

The teenager with the knife, who would have killed another teen had she not been stopped by the police who responded, did what had to be done, and saved a life.  Juan Williams, Joy Behar? Just shoot a gun in the air?  Ridiculous! Where do you think the bullets will go!  What goes up must come down.

Here is my solution for them.  Put them in the same kind of training, put them on the street with a seasoned cop, and have them make the decisions that these officers have to make in split seconds and see what happens.

I pray and thank God every day that I was able to make it through the years on the streets that I did, that my husband went 44 years in police work, working all sorts of details without having to shoot someone.  What changed? suspects were willing to cooperate, not resist arrest, and you didn’t have politicians sticking their noses where they don’t belong simply to divide this country.  When Will It End?

May all who have fallen rest in peace and may God watch over the families and loved ones left to pick up the pieces. I am not a racist and I will stand up to anyone who tells me I am.  We are ALL precious in the eyes of HIM who created us.  Period.

Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent, Lynn! Glad to have you back with your passionate writing. I am appalled at the way the police are being treated. I have clients related to police and hear the stories of defund this and that. I wrote an article way back about toxic loyalty in many arenas, my profession included, but 99 percent of the police and other professions are there to do good.

    This demonization has to stop. The only way it is going to happen is if and when MSM takes responsibility and reports the news accurately. Until they and their like-minded politicians in arms are held accountable, they will continue to distort the facts. I am hoping that the 1964 groundbreaking case regarding the media is revisited and modified. In the meantime, since many in our country prefer to identify the oppressed in certain categories, I would offer another ism for the Men and Women in Blue, ” bluism.” The lack of respect is an abomination. I plan on writing about that very soon. God Bless you and please keep writing and thank you and your husband for your service.

    • Good to see your comments Darlene and I pray you have been well. I have see so many articles and need to start responding again to those whom I follow. You are so right in so many ways, and the “ism” for those in uniform and carry a badge I am looking to read. Stay well dear soul

      In Christ,
      Lynn

  2. Lynn, great article. It will end when the liberal politicians who live in the alter world get voted out of office. I believe that there people out there that know without police we will have no country, no society. Until our liberal politicians wake up and realize that defunding and demonizing the police is not what most Americans want, we will almost surely slip to anarchy. Hell it’s like that in most of our major cities now. I believe that some of the liberal politicians are starting to come around as in the case of Portland. I agree with what Senator Tim Scott said on Wednesday. This country is not a racist country. Saw what happened when he made that statement. We will always have the 10 percenters yet the majority of the police are decent people who want to go to work, do the job that they signed on for, to protect and serve their community and go home to their families at the end of their shift.

    • Great reply Tom. Your right that it appears as of now we have anarchy. I also agree that the majority of the people do want policing and I also believe it’s going to change. I was so taken back by Biden referring to the incident of January 6th worse than 911. I wonder how the families of Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters think about that analogy. Thanks again for taking time to comment.

  3. Well said Lynn. It seems every 4 years the Dems play the ‘divide and conquer’ game……they do it well…..and they continue doing it because it works!! An uninformed electorate is a dangerous thing; along with an electorate that just hears one side of every story – or selective reporting, with some news worthy items being totally ignored because it does not align with a left-leaning agenda. With social media, ‘news’ media, Hollywood, and the educational system permeated by the left the conservative view is becoming increasingly maligned…..differing views used to be debated – now those who disagree with the party in power are attacked – the goal is to destroy opponents. Fairness does not matter; facts do not matter…..only retaining power. Law enforcement have been painted as the bad guys in all of this. We have only to note the political party in power of the cities with the most violence as evedence that this is a political issue, not an issue of systemic anything! When will it end? Perhaps when enough politicians on BOTH sides of the isle (national state and local) grow a backbone and speak out against what we’re seeing. And as members of the body of Christ humble ourselves and pray – turn from any of our ways that are not pleasing to God – and rely on Him to heal our land. The further our society moves from biblical truth, the more people will hunger for biblical truth….we Christ followers must be ready to meet the need.

    • A Nation cannot survive if it is divided. However, a Nation that keeps God at the helm, example (Israel) being so small but mighty still is strong. Why? G O D……Thanks Mike for taking time to comment. It is appreciated, words of Wisdom

  4. Great article Nightingale. I firmly believe the majority of all Americans feel the same way in the points that you articulated.

    Attacking and vilifying the police can only serve the leftest (anarchist) goals of chaos and instability.

    The duty of government is to insure the safety and the security of its citizens. The police do that domestically while our military does it beyond our borders.

    We are all blessed that there are still selfless individuals who want to be the sheepdogs to protect the flock from the wolves.

    • Yes, I agree and all we can hope for is a light to show the way. We have to have Law and Order, that goes back to the beginning of time. I feel for the states who are losing cops left and right and for those who do not want to defend the police and will need them.

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