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Like Police, Priests Under An Unfair Cloud

Like Police, Priests Under An Unfair Cloud

I am a Catholic priest and I felt a connection to the recent op-ed by South Windsor police Officer Caleb Lopez in The Courant about the anger and frustration felt by those in the "thin blue line" who are vilified for the actions of just a few of their number. For me, it struck home. There remains an urgent need for drastic remedy for the injustices perpetrated by some members of the otherwise distinguished ranks of officers: that small percentage who caused the justifiable outrage and, unfortunately, the blindness of so many to the extraordinary service and sacrifice of the police. Blindness to this full reality is a great and tragic failure. The parallel I am going to offer...

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