Trump was elected to be everyone's president

Tuesday , October 10, 2017 - 6:00 AM2 comments

It seems the person who is in the office of president of the United States is only there as an act on a TV show. Either he has no clue as to what people are protesting or he is a far-right racist/birther who conned his way into the highest office in our country.

Donald Trump needs to grow up and act like he is truly president of the United States. He needs to learn to listen to the protesters. We elected a person to represent all of us, not just one race. He needs to read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and understand that they were written for all U.S. citizens, not just a few.

Law enforcement officers, who are supposed to protect and defend the public, need to learn that a gun is the very last line of defense, not the first. Even with body cams, police use their position of power to shoot first and ask questions later. Before they shoot, officers need to make sure the person they are confronting is really carrying a weapon.

When police confront someone from a different race or ethnicity, they don’t need to shoot first to end the confrontation, unless it is really necessary. If the person is fleeing because of past experience, police don’t need to shoot him. If the person is complying with the order given, let him finish without shooting him.

Of course, there are times when the use of deadly force is really necessary, but not always.

Clifford Tornow


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