Police Shooting: America's police officers do the job despite the risks and deserve our appreciation

Ever notice the human tendency to generalize? To take the example of a few, or even just one person sometimes, and extrapolate their characteristics to a larger group, or profession, that they're a part of? We do this all the time.

Perhaps no other profession gets as maligned like this than America's police officers. Do some cops make terrible choices and do atrocious things while wearing the badge? Of course. But that is far from the norm.

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There are over 740,000 police officers in the U.S. They made over 10 million arrests last year. One hundred forty four officers died in the line of duty in 2018. Yet, what makes the news? The tiny sliver of a percentage of the bad apples. Our culture often jumps to the worst conclusion when a cop is blamed for some wrongdoing. There are bad apples, as in every profession. But bad cops are the rare exception.

Our police officers don't often get their due for the daily grind they endure to keep our communities safe. Their "daily grind" makes most of ours look like a cake walk. Dealing with the very worst tendencies of humanity is what they do for a living. And sometimes, confronting those worst tendencies erupts, and an otherwise typical day for police officers turns tragic.

Pray for these wounded officers and their families. And pray for the police officers in your community.

That's what happened to four police officers in Houston yesterday. Serving a narcotics warrant, they were at the front door of a house when two suspects opened fire on them from inside. Four officers were shot, one of them in the face. As of last night, two of the officers remain in critical condition. Two suspects were shot and killed in the firefight.

Pray for these wounded officers and their families. And pray for the police officers in your community. Right now, across the nation, police men and women are putting on the badge and sliding behind the wheel of their cruisers with the knowledge that any number of moments they face today could turn deadly. We might call that heroic. They call it Tuesday.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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