The Consequences of Upholding the Thin Blue Line

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Sr. Cpl. Larry Bankston

Dallas Officer Seeing Increased Hostility from Citizens in Wake of Botham Jean Shooting:
http://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-officer-seeing-increased-hostility-from-citizens-in-wake-of-botham-jean-shooting

A Dallas police officer said he’s seeing increased hostility from Dallas citizens in the wake of the shooting death of Botham Jean by an off-duty DPD officer.

Sr. Cpl. Larry Bankston has been with DPD for 15 years and said the fallout from Amber Guyger’s actions is affecting how people feel about police officers. He said he’s had two people confront him in the past week – one a white man and another a black woman.

“He was like, ‘I don’t like police.’ Once again, I was like, ‘Man you don’t even know me.’ And he was like, ‘It doesn’t matter, you know. I don’t like police,’” Bankston said.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary Probably not a good idea to take an oath, promising to protect “a few bad apples” from being removed from the bunch…

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