New York's Finest Deserve Fairness, Not Fiction

I wish more citizens would take a moment and realize what a dangerous, thankless job the police have. They are constantly scrutinized, always second-guessed.

There are now cameras on patrol car dashboards and citizens with camcorders and cell phones, ready to record an arrest in a split second.

There is grotesque helicopter coverage of police chases. The men and women in blue have a job that is almost always under a microscope, with activists and citizens with chips on their shoulders always ready to condemn their every move.

Me, I prefer to support and respect the police. And while I'm obviously sorry that the New York City bridegroom lost his life, I'm relieved and thankful that we're not hearing about a funeral -- or two or three -- for some of New York's finest.

Mike Gallagher is a national syndicated talk radio host and a contributing editor for His Web site is

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