When I see some of the things that are being said about police officers these days it gives me a sick feeling in my stomach.
Sure, to say that there are no bad cops would be lunacy but so would be to say that all of them are bad.
I remember when my son was about nine or ten years old, we were visiting family and he got sick. By the time we left the hospital hours later, we got lost on the way home and ended up in this really awful neighborhood…lost.
We stop at a fast food place and see this cop standing outside and I walked up to him and told him what was going on. He gave me an escort until we were back on the highway. I think of cops like that and how they are getting a bad break.
Inspired by riots across America that have led politicians to repudiate law enforcement, violent protesters are now attacking police around the globe.
Protests reached a horrifying apex of violence Thursday in Mexico when, during a protest in Guadalajara, a police officer who took his eyes off demonstrators was set on fire in an incident caught on video.
The protests took place over the death of Giovanni López, who died in May after an altercation with police, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
Although there were reports police had detained him for not wearing a face mask, officials said that was not true.
Video of Thursday’s protest shows a police officer getting on a motorcycle.
Once his back was turned, he was splashed with some type of liquid by a rioter, who quickly set the officer on fire with what appeared to be a lighter.
As the officer rolled on the street, police tried to help put out the fire while also battling protesters.
The condition of the police officer could not be ascertained from media reports.
WARNING: The video below contains violent images that some views may find disturbing:
Mexican rioters also attacked the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.