This morning I had to aid our SWAT team talk a man that looks like me into custody, because he held his ex-girl friend hostage at knife point, for three days. I tried to get the man, who was forty-three years old, to give himself up peacefully, but no. He decides to barricade his self into the apartment. As I watched him go to jail, in shackles, all I could think of is the fact that it was the day we choose to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, Damn it! Isn't it amazing how hard our ancestors fought to get us out of shackles and how easily we give people a reason to put ourselves back in them?
Here is a quote from the good Dr. King. I thought it was appropriate for the blog of a Police Sergeant.
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."
Have a blessed and Happy Dr. King Day. And remember. We all have a dream, Dr. King just got to chance to tell his to the world.
-One Man's Opinion. Peace.