Stepping Up

Items donated to support police and delivered to O'Fallon Missouri Police Dept.

Just when you thought that everyone hates police, something like this happens. The attached picture shows the donations from citizens for the officers that will be on the front lines during the upcoming civil disturbances. This is just what came in this weekend. Remember we usually aren’t dealing with the good people of the world unless they are victims.

Thoughts on Belgium Riots by Belgium Blue Knight

From our President, Doug Casteel:

The below is from a Blue Knight friend of mine in Belgium. They are currently experiencing riots and one of his colleagues (what they call brother officers) wrote this. The author Alain Vanbeneden said these are just the words that were in his head, that he couldn’t get out so he expressed them in writing. I thought they were quite fitting.

belgium riots

You came to our town, saying it was about claiming your rights
We only saw you bringing violence, destruction and chaos …

You were hundreds and you fought us
We were outnumbered and many of us got wounded
But for each of us falling, another took his place on the line …

You were hundreds and thought it was you against us
But it was WE against your rage …

You were hundreds and brought hatred, stones, slingshots, flares, whatever
We didn’t only have our shields, sticks and teargas: we have more … WE ARE more …

You were hundreds

We are a brotherhood, each of us caring for the other
We are a family sharing our pains and joys
We won’t let one of us fall but will stand side by side because that’s what we are

You were hundreds

That’s why you failed