What some of us forget is that police persons are human beings – they have feelings, they have families. They come from diverse backgrounds and serve a multitude of communities. What they have, which is beyond most of us, is the courage to help uphold our laws. These are laws which we want enforced, which either we, or our forefathers, passed. We expect our police forces to be there to protect us – on moderate salaries. We ask that they have the ability to make quick assessments and judgments of situations. We don’t want our homes invaded and our property taken or destroyed, we don’t like smash and grabs, we don’t want drive by shootings, we don’t want people running red lights, we don’t want to be victims; we want our laws upheld, our families safe. Police put their own lives on the line daily – one never knows what situations will occur. Walk a mile in their shoes before you judge, before you say that a particular action was wrong. Look at all the information, the media does not provide it all, and neither do those personal videos – which are often so distorted it is hard to really assess what happened. We should not judge before we know all the facts, yet that is what happens causing more strife, more loss. It is my belief that the media, in many situations, fuels the fire with interpretation, not facts. Don’t let emotion make your decision. Cool it, and respect the uniform.