Once upon a time, the news was the news. There was no slant. No political agenda. No garbage to sell advertising. It was fair, impartial, balanced, and trusted. Journalistic integrity was paramount, and if a story ran, you could damn near take it to the bank. Today, there are things like this photo taken by one of the administrators at Survive the Streets: A Page for Cops:
On December 8, 2004, Nathan Gale entered Alrosa Villa, a heavy metal nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, climbed onto the stage and shot Pantera guitarist Darrel “Dimebag” Abbott, who was playing with Damageplan that night, three times in the head, killing him.
Sienna Smith is a fifteen-year-old girl living in North Dakota. Yesterday, STS posted an image of her standing on a snowy road holding a simple sign that read “Honk if you support cops.” As I watched the “likes,” comments, and shares roll in, I couldn’t help but wonder who this young girl is and why she wanted to do something for cops. So, I did what any nosey cop would do, I asked her a bunch of questions that were none of my business just to see what would happen.
Many people have asked my opinion on the decision of a few players on the St. Louis Rams to raise their hands as they took the field Sunday in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters, so here it goes. Bear with me.
It really isn’t that big of a deal.