Atlanta Police Are Under Attack Yet Again, and Things Are Getting Quickly Out of Hand
Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts discusses the intentional fire that resulted in the destruction of police motorcycles – and if the situation could get worse.
Tempers have already been flaring between Atlanta police officers and other residents of the city – and now they’ve suddenly come to a boil.
Over the weekend, several Atlanta Police Department motorcycles were set ablaze intentionally by unidentified suspects, who used incendiary devices to spark the flames. The fire marks the second incident at an Atlanta police training facility, following a shooting that had taken place months prior, which has resulted in the growing protests in the city.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp noted that the incident was an “outrageous and completely inexcusable” means of destruction, and one that not only put officers in danger, but also the community.
“Those are the tactics of organized criminals, not protestors, and their supporters should ask themselves if they truly want to be associated with such radical and violent people,” Kemp said. “Working with state, local, and federal law enforcement partners, we will find these criminals and bring them to justice.”
But will the situation get any worse before it gets better? Joining us now to discuss this further is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Letts is founder, President and CEO of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His expertise should prove useful in this matter.
- Why are Atlanta citizens so up in arms against their police force? Is it that shooting that took place months ago at the training facility? Or perhaps something else?
- Do you see the “fight” between the Atlanta residents and the police possibly getting worse? Could it get to the point that police officers are put at risk by the very people they’re trying to protect?
- Do you believe Gov. Kemp will do anything to try and put things at ease before the situation escalates any further? Or is there really anything he can do at this point?
- Is there anything you want to say to the Atlanta police officers who are facing such insurmountable odds right now?
- Why is the government taking so long in funding the police again, so that Atlanta and other states can properly get the gear, mental support and numbers they need to do their jobs?
- You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
- Tell us more about RestoringJustice.US, the new website where you help out citizens in need surrounding law matters.
- Where can we learn more about InVest USA, Restoring Justice and whatever else you’re working on?
About Michael Letts:
Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.