MILWAUKEE, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, August 18, Bishop E.W. Jackson will be in Milwaukee to deliver Police Prayer Cards to District 7, the police station that has seen the most unrest in the past few days. Bishop Jackson is meeting with the Milwaukee Chaplaincy Program to ask the chaplains to pass on the cards and a message of support from people around the country. The Police Prayer Cards are part of a "Stand With Law Enforcement" a campaign designed to combat the threats and attacks against police officers.
STAND With Law Enforcement was born out of the events following the Dallas Shooting, when it became apparent that law enforcement officers were actually being targeted for violent attack. Some members of the black community have created what Jackson calls "the false narrative" that police are hunting down black men and engaged in massive police brutality. "We are reaping the harvest of that lie," says Bishop Jackson, "and police are being attacked while the spike in inner city violence and black on black murders is ignored by the media."
Jackson says that the public - particularly the black community - should not rush to judgment, but wait for the facts whenever there is a police incident. "Most law enforcement officers are honorable people doing a very difficult job for low pay and little thanks," says Jackson. "We should pray for law enforcement instead of persecuting them. We should honor them instead of harassing them. And yes, we should hold wrongdoers accountable, but let's heal our country instead of tearing it apart."
Jackson also points to the deeper issue at hand with civil unrest against our law enforcement officers. "Stoking this hysteria against cops is reckless and destructive. Those living in poor neighborhoods are most in need of help from police. Turning cops into the enemy will only embolden criminals and make law abiding residents less safe. We must STAND With Law Enforcement."
To find out more about STAND With Law Enforcement and the Police Prayer Cards visit the website at http://www.standwithlawenforcement.com/
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