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Bleeding Out – Blue Lives Matter


Bleeding Out – Blue Lives Matter

During the last school year my 17-year-old son Steven Rahor and his friend Julia Cafero were faced with an assignment of creating a video by choosing a song and layering pictures and video onto it to address a current political issue. They chose a song called Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons and decided they wanted to show the pain and suffering that police in our communities endure to protect and serve the people of their jurisdictions.

The video was supposed to be featured at the Manalapan High School National History Day presentation but it somehow got omitted from the program at the last minute. As you can imagine the program was full of BLM, anti-Trump, and many other left-wing-themed videos. The kids were devastated.

There is a bright side though. I was so proud of the kids’ effort and of its’ message that I posted the video on my Facebook.

Blue Lives Matter from Steven Rahor on Vimeo.

Thanks to Law Enforcement Today and other “police centric” pages the video was viewed over 125,000 times. We received messages from CHP, RCMP, and other police agencies across the country and the world expressing their appreciation for the efforts Steven and Julia put forth.

There were numerous messages from active and retired LEOs who were deeply touched by the video. One noteworthy message came from a Connecticut police officer who reached out to tell me how his uncle, who is also a police officer, was seen in the video carrying a child out of a burning building.  Moreover, his uncle brought that child back by administering CPR. The officer thanked Steven and Julia for the video and for showing his uncle.

Finally, there were messages from widows and orphans of police officers across the country who loved the job these kids did.

Captain George Rahor, New York State Courts

Editor’s note: Law Enforcement Today would like to thank Steven and Julia for their heartfelt, yet courageous school project. Sadly, we live in a culture that doesn’t want to face the facts presented in the video. This project demonstrated reality in a dramatic way. We give you an A+ on the assignment. We are proud of each one of you!

(Photo courtesy Joseph McIntyre, Bayfield Marshal’s Office)

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An amazing video. Please do remember that there of those of us who are liberal and would prefer a different President. Having said that, I fully support all First Responders. I am a great supporter of the Blue. I have many friends in law enforcement. I have been at the funerals. I have cried when our local K9s have been put down, and worked to get a new one for the department. Just because I take the other side, doesn’t mean I can’t and won’t support you. My family has a long history of it going to back to the Police Athletic Leagues in the 1950s. You will always have my support. I am not being hypocritical when I say I can support you, but we also need a real conversation about race. relations. I am not being hypocritical when I say, while I don’t agree with the NFL protesters they do have that right to do so. I challenge these NFL players to go out into their communities and do a ride a long with you and REALLY see what is going on. Help bridge the gap not divide it. Community policing is a must, but it will do NO good if the people who do the complaining about police brutality don’t show up and talk to you.

I don’t have the courage or calling to do what you do. But I do have the courage and calling to make sure that a constructive dialogue takes place between all of us. I do have the ability to make donations to the memorial funds and the departments. I do have the ability to simple gestures like make cookies and drop them off. I do have the ability to start a conversation with those on the opposing side. I do believe that you are underpaid, overworked and unappreciated. I believe we can and must fix that. Yes, I am a liberal Democrat who believes in you and thanks you for your service and sacrifice. We are not all bad. 😉 May you all return safe and sound to your loved ones.

Thank you for making this video. We who are still out on the streets fighting the evil and protecting the innocent appreciate those that publicly show their support for LEOs all across the nation. It helps more than you know. We love you and will never stop serving and protecting. I love my calling in which I’ve served faithfully and honorably for the last 14yrs. THANK YOU.
Officer N. Armbruster
Syracuse Police
Syracuse NY

Thanks Captain Rahor, for sharing this video. Please give your son Steven a big hug and thanks to Julie as well. I don’t even know what to say, I’m at a loss for words. But I do want to thank each member of law enforcement for ALL they do for me, my family and us. Thank You for taking it to the edge everyday (and sometimes past), not just when you’re on duty but off. You all are always targets. I thank you, that my children and I can sleep at night. knowing you are out there. For ALL you do, not just for me but for everybody out there, including those who choose to live their lives off the grid, THANK YOU! and May You Always be Safe and in His Care.

I did share the video via Twitter so that many other people can see it.

I never used any “social” applications, but, searching Google for “Blue Lives Matter” and found you. I just want to say – your kids touched hearts our whole family so deeply, I cannot even describe, everyone was in tears. Long story short – as for me – just want to “report” – created my Facebook account just now for only one purpose – to say as much as I can that “BLUE LIVES MATTER” at

This was an Awe inspiring video! Thank YOu to the young people who did such a expert job! Every american need to view this!

Great video! It is a must watch for those who are critical and want to second guess police. My thought “walk a mile in another’s shoes” before commenting! Great job Steven and Julia – take as many PD tests as you can. It is quite apparent that you both have good hearts, and we need people with good hearts!

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