By Duncan Smith
As “Black Lives Matter” types and other Left-wing extremists continue to push for ‘defunding’ and ‘disbanding’ police departments while demonstrating and rioting over police shootings of black men — one justified, one not — few in the ‘woke’ media, entertainment industry, or academia appear to give a damn about law enforcement officers putting their lives on the line daily to keep them safe.
One of them is Shay Mikalonis, a Las Vegas police officer shot in the head during ‘peaceful’ protests in that city June 1.
Mikalonis has not lost his life — yet — but he certainly lost the life he had: He’s now in a coma on a ventilator and facing an extremely uncertain future. And though is family is grateful he’s at least still alive, he’s paralyzed from the neck down.
Sharing with permission from Officer Mikalonis's family. Since so many of our community is supporting Shay we wanted to provide an update as of June 12th, after the fundraiser held for him. He feels your prayers and positive thoughts. #PrayforShay pic.twitter.com/rpwaxMTCui
— LVMPD Dispatch (@lvmpd_dispatch) June 13, 2020
The Epoch Times reports:
Mikalonis was shot in the Las Vegas Strip area in the wake of George Floyd's May 25 police custody death in Minneapolis. The bullet, which has since been removed, traveled through his spine before being lodged on the other side of his face, police said. …
Police were trying to disperse a group of protesters near the Circus Circus casino because of concerns about the CCP virus when a shot rang out and Mikalonis went down on the casino-lined Las Vegas Strip.
Police said Mikalonis had been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for four years. So far, he's had a successful surgery to repair a shattered jaw, a police union leader told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Mikalonis is still in a 'very critical' condition. Earlier this week his family said, 'Shay is on a ventilator and will be for the foreseeable future or perhaps the rest of his life.'
We believe what happened to Floyd was an injustice and frankly, just about any American with a pulse agrees that it was.
But what happened to him is not at all representative of police interactions with black men, and the data prove that, no matter how loud the Left screams otherwise. And besides, the officers responsible are being held responsible, as they should be.
That said, there all lives matter…all lives, period. There isn’t one race worth more than another, and to insist otherwise is in and of itself an incredibly racist statement.
We’re pulling for Officer Mikalonis and praying for his family. Thank God for the Thin Blue Line; if it ever crumbles, the fools and charlatans calling for it to be demolished will see first-hand what it means to be careful what you wish for and then getting it.
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