Like many of us, I sat stunned in recent hours as the news of the death of two more black men in Louisiana and Minnesota was followed in quick order with the assassination of five Dallas Police officers and wounding of several more. I extend personally and on behalf of American Veterans for Equal Rights my regrets at this bloodshed across our country and our prayers for all those killed and wounded, their families and friends.
We cannot allow this thoughtless violent tit for tat to continue. We must find an equitable resolution to the treatment of our black citizens, we must expect and make possible fair policing of our neighborhoods even as many police forces work to do so. We must find a sensible way to judge who can and who cannot have deadly weapons, particularly those weapons of war.
Finally, Congress cannot continue to fiddle while the burning of Rome may be beginning. The senselessness of recent violence from many sources across our country is exceeded only by the blind in fighting of Senators and Representatives who represent our people continues on Capitol Hill. We can only hope that those citizens and representatives of the people find a middle ground and proceed to make our country safer for all our citizens. God Bless those who take that initiative.
Veterans Proudly serving since Valley Forge!
LTC, EN, U.S. Army (Retired)
American Veterans for Equal Rights