As a police officer and association leader, I feel for all the Law Enforcement Officers who are dealing with the protests and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. It was only a few years ago we here at the Anaheim Police Department were dealing with a similar, but not as severe, situation involving two officer involved shootings in July of 2012. People rushing to judgments, perceived racial tensions, political grandstanding, and outside influences and antagonists have fueled this unfortunate incident as it did in Anaheim two years ago. The media has been biased, in my opinion, and has made the situation far worse as a small violent minority group continues to create an unsafe environment to gain attention and publicize their anti-government and police movement.
As President of the Anaheim Police Association, and on behalf of our membership, I would like to give our support to the Ferguson Police Department and especially Officer Darren Wilson during this