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Press Release - Governor Scott Walker Op-Ed in Hot Air: We Need a Uniter-in-Chief, Not a Divider-in-Chief

September 02, 2015

Hot Air

September 2, 2015

Over the last week, we've seen a disturbing trend of police officers being murdered on the job. Texas Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was killed Friday, gunned down while pumping gas for no apparent reason other than the uniform on his back. And just yesterday, in my neighboring state of Illinois, police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was assassinated by three men, who are still on the run.

This isn't the America I grew up in or that I want my children to grow up in. When the very people responsible for keeping us safe are targeted because they are law enforcement officials, we have a serious problem.

In the last six years under President Obama, we've seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric. Instead of hope and change, we've seen racial tensions worsen and a tendency to use law enforcement as a scapegoat. This kind of attitude has created a culture in which we all too often see demonstrations and chants where people describe police as "pigs" and call for them to be "fried like bacon." This inflammatory and disgusting rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives on the line for us and hampers their ability to serve the communities that need their help.

To read the rest of the op-ed, click here.

Scott Walker, Press Release - Governor Scott Walker Op-Ed in Hot Air: We Need a Uniter-in-Chief, Not a Divider-in-Chief Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/310429

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