Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers Union, speaks reality after five officers were wounded, two critically, and for one of them, the third time he has been shot.
“Now I want to speak on behalf of the 5,200 brave men and women who work in the Houston Police Department and the other 800,000 police officers who are working these streets every single day, are putting their lives on the line. We are sick and tired of having targets on our back. We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we’re trying to do is protect this community and protect our families. Enough is enough.
“And for the ones who are out there spreading the rhetoric that police officers are the enemy, well just know we’ve all got your number now and we’re going to be keeping track of all y’all and we’re going to be making sure we’re going to be holding you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers.”
Why is it that some mayors of some cities go out of their way to make sure that peace officers have no way to protect themselves, and have policies that would forbid them from constraining individuals appropriately when the safety of whoever is at risk?
But calling murderous violent criminals “dirtbags”? I like it!
Calling criminals like ISIS “animals” just doesn’t cut it. Saint John of the Cross says that sin makes us to be less than animals as we don’t do what we should even while animals do what they should do. So, it’s not fair to insult animals by calling criminals “animals.”
Just call ciminals “dirtbags.” Great!
Are they redeemed by our Lord. Sure. Are they saved? Dunno about that. Whatever about the state of their souls, what they present on the outside = “dirtbags.” Should we go out of our way according to our circumstances to introduce people to Jesus. Sure. If we have those circumstances, our Lord expects it. Jesus loved us while we were yet sinners, while yet criminals, while yet… wait for it… dirtbags. Our Lord is very good and kind.
Having said that, I also hope our LEOs have all the tools that they need for certain circumstances: