After the recent shooting of a motorist in South Carolina named Walter Scott who was evidently shot in the back by former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, the leader of a growing pro-law enforcement movement has spoken out about the incident and calling for people to not paint all police officers in the same light by the actions of the minority.
“It’s unfortunate that this incident has happened but it’s important to note that less than 1% of all police officers in this country tarnish that badge. An overwhelming majority of police officers are good, decent and hardworking servants in our community. This fact seems to be ignored by those that oppose the police and is also not mentioned by the news media. There’s good and bad in every industry but we can’t condemn the majority by the poor actions of the few. There’s obviously a lot of media attention on this issue and it’s pretty sad that race is injected into news stories when these things happen. It has to stop. The race of an officer and a suspect shouldn’t be made an issue or be the main focus in situations like this one,” said Rally For L.E. leader Nohl Rosen.
Rosen stated that Rally For L.E. will continue to hold events in support of the police. Their next nationwide Link In The Chain rally to support law enforcement will take place on May 30th. For more information about the movement visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RallyForLE or on Twitter at twitter.com/RallyForLE. The Rally For L.E. web site will be online soon.