Kent Swig

My Thoughts.

Interview with Howard Safir

Today, 9/22, I watched my good friend and former New York City Police Commissioner (1996-2000), and Chairman of the Police Museum of New York (on whose board of directors I serve), Howard Safir, be interviewed on CNN about the tragic and senseless execution of two New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Lui  against the back drop of the events of the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. In addition to this interview, Howard wrote an article about his thoughts and perspective of these events.

As usual, Howard’s understanding and views are spot on, and we as citizens of New York and America should take his words and views and suggestions to heart and follow them.  If we do, our cities and country will be a better, kinder and safer place to live and work. Indeed, during this holiday season, we should be seeking a time to heal and a time to work together and not being divisive nor disruptive. Now is a time to bond with one another and support one another as we mourn with the friends and families of Officers Ramos and Lui.

And, this is a time to give real thanks to and express our admiration for all of those police officers who serve our great City of New York who literally put their lives on the line each and every day so that ALL of us can live a safe and relatively care-free life without constantly looking over our shoulders in fear of crime.

Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir: ‘Police Lives Matter’

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Written by swigeq

December 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

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