Saturday, January 21, 2006

Sgt. May's brother reads Rambix?

As if from the blog of Rambix, this letter from Chris May, brother of hero Sgt. Dan May: in today's Red Star:


No one had his back

With regards to Minneapolis Police Officer Dan May, the City Council and our pandering, spineless police chief have demonstrated why Minneapolis is becoming a laughingstock. It appears that "community leaders" and perpetual race-baiters like Spike Moss have our city leaders quivering at their feet.

As Chief William McManus and Mayor R.T. Rybak line up to apologize to the black community, my question is, what message does this send to our police officers? Do your extremely difficult job as you have been trained, and you can count on the support of virtually nobody!

I agree that awarding the Medal of Valor to Dan May now was a bad idea. Not because he doesn't deserve praise for doing his job (without the support of the chief, mayor and City Council), but because it opened old wounds -- not only for Tycel Nelson's family but also for Officer May's, of which I am a proud member.

Fifteen years ago, the shooting took a terrible toll on my brother and our family. The only support we apparently can rely on now is from the same people who were there the first time around -- Dan's fellow officers and the fellow Minneapolis residents who obey the law and support our cops.

I cannot help but wonder what direction our "leaders" are going. As we see a rise in violent crime in our city, I think it is time to stop pandering to activists and start supporting our cops, or I'm afraid they'll lose interest in our city as many others already have.

Well done, Chris May. Couldn't have said it better myself.