While the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests are going on, and blue state and city Democrats are talking about dismantling and defunding police, there are other protests going on around the country, but these are in support of law enforcement officers. Groups of people were protesting in different counties around the country and holding rallies to point out appreciation to local police officers who work in their communities.
This is just the beginning, and you will see the number of Back the Blue rallies grow.
For the Soros-funded freaks at MediaMatters, Back the Blue is about supporting good cops, which make up the overwhelming majority of police officers. They do not support dirty cops.
Some of the counties where people are participating include Spotsylvania, Virginia, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Martin County, Florida, and Grass Valley, California. The rallies in several counties have varied in terms of turnout, with Grass Valley having about a dozen people protesting and Las Cruces having around several dozen people.
Protesters in Grass Valley argued against recent calls to defund the police.
“It started a few weeks ago with the defund the police movement, and we thought it’s time to give the police a little bit of love,” Back the Blue rally organizer Bethany Denkers said.
In Florida, hundreds of people gathered on June 21 for a Back the Blue rally in Palm City to show support for law enforcement. There were a lot of American flags and Back the Blue signs were there while motorcycles drove in circles around a bridge.
“I think it was absolutely disgusting and horrifying what happened in Minneapolis to Mr. Floyd,” Tamara Smith, of Stuart, said. “It makes me so mad at that cop because of the repercussions that are happening today with law enforcement.”
John Risco, a retired police officer, commented on the significance of police and communities working together to “improve everything.”
In Spotsylvania, Virginia, a police wife gave her thoughts on why she was part of the Again the Blue rally and why it was private to her.
“My husband, along with all of his co-workers, put their lives on the line every single day and are being persecuted for a job they hold, instead of the people they are, which is upstanding,” Katie Rasmussen said in an interview Friday. “We owe it to our men and women in blue to show them they are not alone, not everyone has abandoned them, and we believe in ‘defend not defund.’ Our country needs law and order to function, and we support those who keep it.”
People who participated in the Las Cruces protests held signs that said “Back the blue” and “I proudly support law enforcement.” There have been several dozen individuals and, according to Robert Parra, president of the Las Cruces Police Union, the event was a “peaceful assembly.”
These protests have occurred mostly on weekends and more of them are probably going to happen at later dates. That’s because these protesters are busy working to earn a living and only have the weekends.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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