Despite a $100,000 reward the Orlando Police Department believes that those in the community that they are sworn to protect are harboring and protecting Markeith Loyd, a man that allegedly murdered his girlfriend before killing Orlando Police Master Sergeant Debra Clayton.
Residents and leaders in communities say that a deep-rooted culture against sharing information with police could is hurting the efforts to catch the cop killer.
Don’t Snitch Or Else
It’s an awful truth that in some communities, they would rather a murderer and cop killer be among them rather than helping serve justice on the evil. Some, haphazardly have said that the police must do more to get witnesses to trust them but there are two reasons that doesn’t fly in Orlando and many other cities.
Few agencies have done more than Orlando has to reach communities and ironically few police officers have done more than Sgt. Clayton. It was her passion and her life and the very community she served is the same community refusing to help bring her killer to justice.
Secondly, the idea that if you “snitch” your life is at risk is ridiculous at best, unless you don’t know how to make a phone call or send an e-mail. Technology ensures anonymity so it’s likely a much deeper issue than fear.
Fortunately, area Orlando Pastors are asking their congregation to help and they are challenging them to bring Loyd to justice and that justice is biblical.
For Orlando and every community, it’s time they break the chain of an evil spirit that prohibits law enforcement from doing their job effectively and permits violent criminals to live among our children.
Community Policing has two words and while the police should always improve, there is a part that the community must play.
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