We are tying to set a positive example in our community and to our youth by encouraging speech as a non violent method of expression instead of violence. We are saddened by the execution of 2 on duty NYPD officers in a patrol car and 1 officer in Florida late last night. We discourage violence and pray for peace.
We have witnessed a great deal of irresponsible speech both on Social Media and in the Media from individuals who do not want to coexist peacefully in our society. We will hear Amazing Grace and Taps played by San Bernardino County Sheriff Bagpiper and say a prayer for unity and acceptance while we light our candles with our neighbors. The retired line NYC EMT will speak for 5 brief minutes about responders and their dangerous job and ask for calm and peace and an end to hate speech.
(ROLC/BMIA Press Release)