Our Countryís Immune System is Still Functioning

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Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.



By:  Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.

Fort Fairfield Journal, Jan. 14, 2009

There is a home video circulating on the death of the 22 year-old Oakland, California man who was gunned down by police officers early New Yearís Day.

In addition to being on the internet, this video was also made available to the CBS affiliate, Channel 5 in San Francisco.

When I saw this video, I actually burst into tears and Iím not one to do that lightly. I was just horrified to watch that video. It shows a man who is sitting on the floor who is apparently part of a police action. There are several police officers standing around him and a few other presumed suspects. He is then told to lie on his stomach, where he complies, with his hands behind him. He then begins to struggle or resist, I donít know if someoneís put their foot in his kidney, and then a police officer stands up straight, pulls a gun out of his holster, aims it at the man, presumably at his head, and fires one shot. The body on the floor jumps a little bit, then stiffens and falls back. This police officer has just killed another man there on the floor, under his foot. I could not believe the footage.

Had this shooting occurred in Stalinís Soviet Union; in Hitlerís Germany; had this occurred in Pol Potís Cambodia; had this occurred in the Dominican Republic, nobody would have thought twice about it, it would have been business as usual and people would have kept their heads low, shut up and not said a word about it lest they be next.

As disturbing as this video may be, there is some good news - if you can extract some good news from this event. This video is horrifying people around the country, the news media is having a field day with this story and the family is suing the police for $250 million.

So, the fact that there is such an outcry over this senseless killing, this murder in cold blood, I want you to view as a very positive sign for our Constitutional Republic, for our freedoms, for our way of life in this country. We still have a beating heart left in this country and I believe that our immune system is still functioning as a culture - unlike the despotic governments previously mentioned. The fact that when awful things like this happen, there are ďT-cellsĒ that swarm around and try to attack the intruder - the intruder being Big Brother murdering people in cold blood - is a very positive sign. I want you to take heart and be encouraged when you see all of the outcry against the shooting and contrast it with societies that have really gone downhill, at which point it doesnít even raise a whimper from them.

This editorial was transcribed and adapted for print from a recent Katherine Albrecht radio program, by David Deschesne, with her permission.  Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D. is a syndicated radio talk show host on the Genesis Communication Network. Listen to her program live daily, or download her podcast for listening at any time at www.gcnlive.com Katherineís website is:  www.katherinealbrecht.com