Dr. Bud Pierce Reacts to Protests and Police Shootings
Salem, OR (July 8, 2016) – Dr. Bud Pierce is releasing the following statement on the overnight police shootings in Dallas, and the protests across the country in response to this week’s officer-involved shootings.
“There is but one race, the human race. We all share a great equality and worth in the eyes of our creator. A great human defect is to separate ourselves, to view ourselves as being different from one another, on the basis of physical appearance, background, or beliefs. While these differences can lead to great variety and pleasurable experiences in our lives, these differences can also be used in ways that encourage hatred, and ultimately lead to great evil. We cannot let this happen."
“Our law enforcement has the difficult task of maintaining public order in the face of human weakness, and human failure. However, we must demand one absolute standard, that is, when police and citizens interact, success is achieved when the citizen is safe, the police officer is safe, and the law is upheld. Any deviation from this standard must be thoroughly investigated in a transparent way, and any and all criminal behavior is to be referred for prosecution. We must provide our police officers with excellent training, resources, and community support, so that these high standards of policing can be achieved. I know that we can do it.”
“Let us grieve for our losses, and turn toward one another, joining hands as one great humanity, creating a society of opportunity, hope, and peace."