Small businesses in St. Louis Missouri have been facing harassment after they decided to show their appreciation for the police officers who work hard and risk their lives to protect the business owners and their properties. The owners decided it would be nice to display flags that showed they respect the police force. But some locals didn't like it…
One of the business owners targeted, Cherri Elder (who owns Elder's Antiques) says that she was threatened and that notes were left implying threat:
“People came by, they would cuss at you, harass you. They would harass the customers.”
And notes were left that said:
“Pig supporters not welcome. Flag goes down or you go down.”
What kind of people are so stupid as to not want the police in their area? They may argue that “police brutality” and “cop killings” are a danger to them, but what danger would they face if there were no police? Who would stop killers, who would stop rapists?
Racial tensions are high in St Louis, but getting rid of the police will in no way make life better for anyone other than the criminal element…and that would only be for the short term.