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Like in Texas, we can’t always rely on law enforcement in Idaho

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One of the guys at work told me he saw a message online calling me anti-police. Apparently on the Facebook page of one of our radio stations. I’m trying to figure out where it comes from. We have law enforcement on my show seven times a month and sometimes more often. When George Floyd died, I stood up for Derek Chauvin. I believe the veteran officer was trained to put a knee on a shoulder or a neck and was then thrown under a bus for political reasons. I defended Adams County deputies when they killed a rancher a few years ago (and received some serious hate mail).

Maybe people don’t want to hear Ammon Bundy on the radio. He’s a well-funded candidate for governor. Anyone else we can censor because we don’t like their positions? He is not so much anti-police as he opposes government excesses.

Police dropped these kids in Texas

I pulled some heat out of the air last week. I criticized the law enforcement response in Uvalde, Texas on my personal Facebook page. Although I understand the job is not easy, the crying little children were calling 9-1-1 as they were dying and the cops were huddled in front of their class.

When I was in kindergarten, the chief of police came to my class and visited us. He was my neighbor and one of my father’s closest friends. He came to school to tell us that we could count on the law. He often took me back to school.

Assuming those dying children heard the same promise, someone really let them down!

The cops can’t be everywhere

I fell on this link over the long holiday weekend. A quote struck me: But if protectors have “no obligation to protect” a person from harm, as the courts have held, then we have no choice but to protect ourselves.

If we can’t rely on law enforcement to be there for us, and sometimes they just can’t be around every corner, then we have to watch out for ourselves. Otherwise, the entire nation could become one giant classroom that doubles as a shooting range.

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