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Another police shooting

These brave men and women are willing to place their lives on the line for strangers. But they receive very little respect or thanks for giving up their life when needed.

I cannot understand why the above is happening and why our government, as well as the citizens, do not desire in putting a stop to this!

Most of us want to blame the guns instead of putting the blame where it belongs, on bad people who want what others have worked hard to achieve and will do anything to get it. Guns are not the culprit; excuses and not being held responsible is to blame.

The number of people murdered daily in the United States varies each year. In 2016, there were approximately 15,696 murders, which breaks down to about 43 murders daily, according to the FBI.

Why do these keep happening? My suggestion is we, our government, must be tougher on immigration and those who join gangs and cause havoc, as well as murders. Both groups seem to receive a slap on the wrist. And the citizens must backup the government when prosecuting the murderers whether they are illegal immigrants or U.S. citizens.

Most of our citizens are Christians, such as me, and we are taught to turn the other cheek. However, we must say enough is enough in order to make others answer to our laws that the honorable citizens respect every day.

Do not call me bigoted because of the nationality or races of these murders that take place daily. Are we supposed to overlook these evil happenings because of races or nationalities?

We have a Constitution, democracy, faith, and we have always been for the underdog. But turning the other check is becoming one-sided, difficult and we often question ourselves on what to do and why do others get away with things we do not or cannot?

Ida M Temple

Mansfield

Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

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