The Huffington Post — Brian Levin, a Cal State San Bernardino criminal justice professor, director of the university’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism and a former New York City police officer, wrote in an opinion piece, “In addition to prayers for a seriously wounded deputy sheriff, California’s Inland Empire mourns two heroes, in two counties, one whose identity we know, one yet to be announced, but in some ways we already know their finest attributes. The Bible proclaims that ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. …’
“But attacks on our police are not only just individual acts of violence against brave members of our community. America’s laws lie at the heart of all the freedoms we enjoy and often take for granted, and more than anyone, it is the police who valiantly protect the citizens, institutions and processes of our exceptional vibrant democracy from the cancer of chaos and unrepentant violence.”
The article was published Feb. 12, 2013.
Read the complete article at “That is why they call them heroes.”