LETTERS: What about dead police?

What about dead police?

During this period of unrest due to the senseless death of George Floyd, the media have neglected the deaths of two black men, one a retired police officer and the other a federal protective service officer, both shot and killed during the protests that erupted into riots.

They were not convicted criminals, not under the influence of drugs; they were protecting and serving. These men, federal Officer Dave Underwood and retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn, were both killed during these protests, leaving behind loved ones as well, yet the media are focused on only one death. They were killed just as ruthlessly as Mr. Floyd, but they were policemen, so where is the outrage? Are any movie stars or celebrities going to pay for their children’s education?

Where are the protests, the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons consoling their families, speaking at their funerals? Not gonna happen. So then it can be said that not all black lives matter!

Jake Longoria

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