Walk In Their Shoes First

There has been a lot of criticism thrown at New Orleans police officers lately. Yesterday I had a person on the street come up to me and ask me if it was true that police in Huston, Texas found a New Orleans police squad in their city and upon stopping it determined it was an officer who had fled and was absent without leave. I don’t know if this is true or not. But I have received many accounts over the past week of the terrible conditions New Orleans officers are forced to deal with.
This article from the Washington Post probably does the best job I’ve found of describing the impossible conditions they face. Take the time to read it and consider giving these men and women a break. Sounds to me like they are true heroes.

Maybe some of those with enough time to point fingers should put their hands to better use by digging into their wallets and helping out those who no longer have clothing or a place to live.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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