Did you know that in San Francisco, you can inject heroin into your veins at “safe injection sites” and not be arrested?  And that The Public Works Department picks up more than 12,500 discarded needles every month at homeless hot spots and encampments?

Heroin – no problem.  But God forbid you break the law and use a plastic straw… you could face jail time.

What happened to our country?

Two years ago, it was totally legal to buy a bump stock in Massachusetts.

Now that same accessory that was legally purchased could land you in prison for life.  Something that was totally legal could get you a more severe sentence than raping a woman.

What happened to our country?

People hate President Trump so much that they’re hoping for the downfall of America, the start of war and the collapse of our economy so that he looks bad.

As my wife pointed out, that’s like being on a plane at 40,000 feet and hating the pilot so much that you hope he crashes.

What happened to our country?

Democrats have made the case that Russia is interfering with our elections and demands that we protect the electoral voting system.  But suggest that we require ID’s for voters so we can protect the electoral voting system?  YOU’RE A RACIST!  Wait – I need my ID to buy booze?  No problem – I’ll take a six pack.

Celebrities live in walled-off, multimillion dollar compounds to keep out those who don’t belong.  But according to them, walls don’t work and you’re a bigot for proposing them.

Those same celebrities shout “gun control!” at the top of their lungs… while surrounded by armed guards and tell you that you’re a Redneck because you’re man enough to carry your OWN gun.

What happened to our country?

Our daughters need a note from parents for permission to take Advil.  But those same teenage girls are allowed to make decisions on abortion with no one else even having a right to know.

Speaking of school, parents are required to sign a permission slip for kids to go on a field trip… but they’re not required to take responsibility for their kids while in school.

They pass laws that keep my wife from knowing about my medical condition, but the IRS has access to my medical spending.

Men and women are old enough to fight and die for our country.  But God forbid they be allowed to buy a gun or a beer.

What happened to our country?

Judges release criminals and terrorists here in the United States to fit their own political agenda, and then scream that President Trump is putting our country at risk because he tweets and it hurts their feelings.

The left argues that their beliefs are based on science and mine are fairy tales, then makes all their arguments on emotions and says my logic is hate.  They declare that global warming is a settled science, but apparently the biological difference between a man and a woman is not.

They demand we take in refugees fleeing collapsing socialist countries then rally around socialist candidates and declare they are the future of America.

They demand free speech – unless, of course, you’re a conservative speaker who is giving a presentation at a college campus.

What happened to our country?

They attack President Trump for being in a picture with a biker who has a patch on his vest about beer and breasts… then they turn a professional escort named Stormy Daniels into a national treasure.

They are applauded for destroying and removing his star from Hollywood, but nobody says a peep about the Hollywood stars of those accused of sexually assaulting women.

Then they say President Trump is anti-women… but Samantha Bee is applauded for calling Ivanka Trump the “c” word”.

They say they are all about diversity, then mock the first lady’s accent when reading a children’s book to students.

What happened to our country?

Dozens of people die on his watch… yet a Democrat mayor gets to keep his job.

Portland leaders force police to stand down when ICE agents are under attack and call for help.

City leaders tell police facing attacks and riots that they need to remove their masks and shields so they don’t “upset” the rioters.

Then they encourage lawlessness by passing “sanctuary city” laws and giving handouts to illegal aliens while ignoring our starving Americans and veterans.

The government tells businesses what they have to disclose, while preventing the public from knowing what they’re doing.

What happened to our country?

They refuse to provide adequate support, treatment and resources for our combat veterans who have seen brutal and bloody wars.

Then they call for a Civil War here in America, a battle they seemingly plan on fighting with their bongs and sex toys. Then, when the powder keg explodes and those with the training and guns rise up and put an end to this crap… they’ll lie in the battlefield that was once our cities and towns and they’ll ask…

What happened to our country?

Did you know that Law Enforcement Today has a private new home for those who support emergency responders and veterans?  It’s called LET Unity, and it’s where we share the untold stories of those patriotic Americans.  Every penny gets reinvested into giving these heroes a voice.  Check it out today.

LET Unity

 

Earlier this year, we at LET announced it was top we stopped playing nice with those who attack law enforcement.  In case you missed it… here’s that piece.

It was suggested that I open this article with the following line:

“You may have noticed that over the past six months, we’ve gotten a little more outspoken at Law Enforcement Today.” 

Screw it.  I’d prefer to go with some real talk.  Here we go.

We’re flat out PISSED at what’s happening to those who hold the Thin Blue Line and how their families and supporters are being treated.  So we’re done keeping our mouths shut.

In the past, we had taken a completely middle of the road path.  Report on things pertaining to law enforcement.  Avoid politics, religion, celebrities and controversy at all costs.  Tell people about fallen officers. Rinse.  Repeat.

ENOUGH.

After much soul searching, the staff at Law Enforcement Today agreed that we had a duty that was much greater than staying in hiding.  We have a responsibility not just to report on topics that impact law enforcement officers and their families, but to go to war for them.

You may not realize this, but Law Enforcement Today now reaches more than 25 million people per month. It is still – and always has been – owned by police. 

Those officers toed the line because, quite frankly, that’s what cops do.  They don’t get political because they CAN’T.  They aren’t outspoken because they’d risk being fired. After all, the first amendment doesn’t mean anything when you wear a badge.

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Houston Gass took a shotgun blast to the face. His life matters.

 

Then one day it happened. Robert Greenberg, the Founder of LET, turned on Fox and Friends and saw my mug on there.  I was doing a segment about the war against police officers in America.  He started following me on Facebook and shortly after, reached out.

“I know you’re the CEO of a marketing agency, but you’re one of the most pro-LEO guys who ISN’T a cop that I’ve ever seen.  If you ever need stats or data to support cops on the national news, we can help you.”

It was a match made in heaven.  We had just launched our campaign to donate $1 million in services to tell the stories behind the uniforms of emergency responders and veterans.

A year later, Robert asked me to be his National Spokesman.

“You can do one thing that we as cops can NOT do,” he said.  “You can run your mouth, and no department is going to fire you.”

(Above- Kyle Reyes and Graham Allen produce a piece calling out the attacks on police officers.)

 

How sad is it that cops don’t get a voice?

Robert and I started traveling the country together to capture the stories of those who serve and protect our communities and our country.

We’ve interviewed the guy who ran the bomb squad in the Aurora movie theater massacre and was checking for bombs under the bodies.

 

We’ve shared the story of the off-duty cop who ran into Parkland unarmed when the shooting started and saved kids’ lives.

 

The officer shot while sitting in his cruiser at a light by a Muslim terrorist sat down at The Whiskey Wall to share his story.  (That video was supposed to be below – but as you can see, Facebook has censored it for being “too graphic”).

 

We’ve spent time with countless wounded officers, including cops shot in the Dallas 5 massacre, the first cop in the door at the Pulse Nightclub shooting and literally hundreds of others.

 

 

We’ve attended conferences where we interviewed dozens of police survivors whose lives were saved by Concerns of Police Survivors.

 

We spent time working on investigations with a counter-human trafficking intelligence agency called DeliverFund.

 

We’ve worked with a company called DetectaChem that’s taken the war on the opioid crisis from border to border by putting the right products in the hands of police officers to save lives.

 

I could go on and on and share with you literally hundreds of videos, tell you thousands of stories or talk to you for days about the police wives, kids of cops and other amazing supporters we’ve met.


 

But the point is this – there’s a massive Blue family out there.  And with a reach of more than 25 million people per month, we need to give them a voice.  We need to share the stories of wounded officers and the impact their injuries had on their families.  We need to honor the fallen, but we need to support the living as well.

We’ve seen the comments you’ve left when we post stories calling out politicians or celebrities. And it’s funny – we look deeper to see who is talking about what. 

Overwhelmingly, LEOs and their families support us calling out policies that aren’t good for cops.  They are behind us on going after celebrities who rail against LEOs. 

But there have been many people who troll us, telling us we shouldn’t talk about those topics. 


(Above: Kyle Reyes and Graham Allen share a powerful message to the families of fallen police officers.)

 

Interestingly, when we look deeper into who those complainers are, we find they typically aren’t in or related to law enforcement.  As a matter of fact, most of them don’t actually follow us on social media… they show up to complain and try and stifle our – and your – voices.

Enough is enough. There’s a war on the color Blue in America.  And we are going to continue to call it out.  If a politician isn’t supporting the laws in America or those who are sworn to uphold them, we will call that politician out – regardless of whether they are a D or an R.

If there’s an entire party that’s working in a particular situation to undermine law and order in America, we are going to call that party out.

If there are companies, celebrities, community leaders, community organizations, non-profits or anyone else that wants to mess with the Blue Family, prepare to be called out.

John Jay Wiley, a retired Baltimore police sergeant injured in the line of duty, is the producer and host of the Law Enforcement Today podcast and radio show.  He points out the blindness of law enforcement when it comes to those who come after the Blue Family:

“When working the street, when we received a call that an officer was down or was under attack, we would drop everything and go through anything to help them. It didn’t matter if it was gunfire, a fist fight, a criminal gang or terrorist attack … we were coming and we would do anything to make sure they were okay. Rest assured that when celebrities, activists, media, politicians or political parties unfairly attack law enforcement officers, we are coming to their defense as well.”

And yet those same protectors aren’t allowed to speak out.

For too long, the voices of those who serve and protect have been silenced.  Not anymore.

We’ve launched stories from Sgt. A. Merica.  Who IS that? He is YOU.  He is each of US.

We decided to give a voice to LEOs and supporters who need to hide their identity.

Here’s how it works.

People submit articles. Once we verify their identity and background, we post the content anonymously to protect them, while still giving them a platform to share their stories.

We have a private email address set up that goes directly to our Founder for these stories. Send them to [email protected]

I want to end with a closing thought for those of you who have a problem with us very specifically calling out socialism.  Let’s be very clear.  Socialism and a free society protected by law enforcement officers will never go hand in hand.

President Trump nailed it:

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” the president said. “America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.”

 

 

At Law Enforcement Today, we are unashamed, unapologetically, unabashedly in support of the good and righteous men and women who hold the Thin Blue Line. 

We will fight to give them and their families voices and protection.  We will stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the streets to defend freedom.

And let us not forget the words of President Ronald Reagan:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” 

 

Officers of America – we’ve got your six.  And we’re about to get even more vocal about it.

~Kyle S. Reyes

National Spokesman, Law Enforcement Today

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