It is my understanding that there is to be a protest scheduled next Saturday June 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Tooele City Library. It is being organized regarding those who wish to bring to surface the circumstances of the death of the black man who died in Minneapolis recently. This can be a good thing. A peaceful protest would be in alignment with the teachings of the late Dr Martin Luther King, the acknowledged master of this type of gathering.
Unfortunately, we are all aware that malcontents, “ne’er” do wells, and followers of militant organizations infiltrate these things and cause great problems by destroying property, looting, assaults, arson, and even in burning their underwear. This violence caused great problems for law enforcement and has recently been the result of the activation of the Utah National Guard in Salt Lake City.
Many of the procedures regarding law enforcement’s escalation of force has been therapeutically dissected by those who consider themselves expert in these matters. We need to support our police actively, and not by just sending cookies down to their office.
Wouldn’t it be great if a huge gathering of responsible citizens of Tooele could gather across the street from the library this next Saturday to ensure that this peaceful demonstration takes place. This act of solidarity would probably encourage those malcontents who crash these types of activities to relocate to some place else. By not showing up for such a demonstration, we render passive approval for whatever takes place. This is our value system which these thugs are going after. We really don’t need the extra drama in our fair City.
Ralph E Pierce