Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts ponders if politics will be involved in the ongoing battle against police officers.
Violence has been getting out of hand after the death of an armed activist in Atlanta by the hands of police officers has led to rioting in the streets, with many calling for the end to “Cop City.” But now an interesting twist has taken place, with a House Democratic Whip’s daughter joining the fray.
Fox News reports that the daughter of House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, Riley Dowell, was arrested in Boston for allegedly spray-painting a monument and assaulting a police officer. Clark noted the arrest on Twitter, stating, “I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting. This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.”
Police reportedly caught Dowell spray-painting “ACAB” (or All Cops Are Bastards) on a monument, and leaving an officer “bleeding from the nose and mouth,” though an official court appearance has yet to take place.
It’s likely that the “Cop City” protests will continue taking place this week; and with a political figure’s child involved, there’s a possibility that politics could get involved in the mix.
Here to speak on the matter now is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Letts is the founder, president and CEO for InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His expertise will prove most useful in this matter.
- First, let’s talk about the incident that started all this with the killing of an activist in Atlanta. Reports say the 26-year-old approached a new police training facility, fired upon and wounded a police officer, and then was killed by return fire. It sounds like the police did the right thing in this matter, but what do you think?
- What do you think has people so angry with this “Cop City” scenario? Do you believe they think the killing was “unjust,” despite the fact that the protestor was armed and dangerous? Could they just be acting up because of unjust feelings against police officers that have existed since the “Defund the Police” movement a couple of years ago?
- Now we have the daughter of a major Democratic politician involved. Is there a possibility that big politics could get involved in the matter? Could it possibly influence the “fund the police” bill currently making the rounds?
- Things have already been uneasy with police, with many officers retiring or leaving early and cities being unable to keep up with growing criminal activity. Do you see things possibly getting any easier as the year goes on? Or worse?
- 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.
- We understand that InVest USA is also actively involved with Twitter. Where can interested parties learn more?
Those interested in what I do on Twitter can do so on the official Invest USA account.
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.