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YOUR TURN: Law Enforcement Deaths Increase


This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Marcia Barton. Barton and many others reacted on our Facebook page to a story about the fact that the shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have increased 78 percent during the first half of 2016 compared to last year. She and others are concerned. In her words:

This is a statistic which ought to strike fear in every civilized person's heart, because it indicates that respect for human life and authority is officially no longer taught in many homes. Yes, some police officers do abuse their power, but some of the problem comes from the community. Some officers turn and look the other way and the precise same thing can be said in communities where crimes go unsolved because nobody wants to be called a "snitch." We need people of integrity in all communities to start standing up for what’s right. 

That’s Marcia Barton’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to

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