Written by Keith Graves. Posted with permission from 2A Cops.
I never thought I would have to write this article, but the last week has shown me that we are in dire times. Our politicians love pitting the police against the public and our officers will be put in awkward positions. This article is not for non Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s). If you are a citizen reading this, our officers need your support. Read away. But the best thing you can do is show support for them so that they can keep their job while maintaining the constitution. For our active cops, this is for you.My City Asked Me to Violate the 1st Amendment
I’m speaking from experience. Several years ago, [...]
Washington, DC – LENN previously reported on the breaching of the United States Capitol on January 6th during the Electoral College certification. Since that time, an officer has died from an injury suffered during the unrest.
Officer Brian Sicknick with the US Capitol Police was pepper sprayed and hit in the head with a fire extinguisher by an unknown assailant. He was rattled, but reportedly continued to work at to keep people in order. Hours later when he returned to the department, he collapsed.
Officer Sicknick, 42 years old, was resuscitated twice by ambulance crews as he was rushed to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had a brain bleed from the [...]
Seattle, WA – There is little debate against the fact that drugs and mental health illness is the main problem for homelessness as well as many criminal activity in many major cities, including Seattle. One reporter with KOMO News, Eric Johnson, has presented a logical and obtainable solution to the problem.
In a documentary called “Fight for the Soul of Seattle,” Johnson thoroughly documents the homelessness, drugs, prostitution, and despair that plagues the city streets. Then he presents a solution he has called Hope Haven. Hope Haven is a two-facet involuntary holding facility for those in mental health or addiction crisis. One side is maximum security [...]
The term “Alive Day” is seldom spoken among Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s). What you’ll hear is “anniversary of your incident”, “that day everything changed”, or “when it happened”, but rarely will you hear of it in terms of a day to reflect upon. Most try to shutter the past and compartmentalize the trauma. It is easier to ignore it than accept it and move past. With little fanfare from their agencies, it’s a wonder it’s even acknowledged.
At LENN, we choose to celebrate the day of change. It is a life altering event for those affected. Rather than dwell on the past, we will lift up those that survived. After all, why should we mourn what has not been lost when we should be [...]