After the tragic shooting in Dallas last month that left five police officers dead at the hands of a radical Black Lives Matter activist, Barack Hussein Obama basically refused to honor the victims in any way. When the NFL team the Dallas Cowboys saw this, they knew they had to do something.
According to Western Journalism, star players including Jason Witten, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant began training camp by walking out on the field with their arms intertwined with family members of the slain officers. They also had stickers on their helmets that said “Arm in Arm” with a star in the middle.
Chief of the Dallas Police Department David Brown found the gesture to be touching.
“This moment here is overwhelming,” he said during a news conference after the ceremony. “Our profession — and I’ve repeated this — hasn’t seen a lot of support from communities because of some of the problems we see in communities with police relationships. So support like this really is priceless.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings also applauded the team for the tribute.
“I would like to say thank you to the Dallas Cowboys for lifting a city up today. Those families, those young kids — to be arm-in-arm with a quarterback, a coach or a big lineman — they’ll remember that for the rest of their lives,” he said.
Tight end Jason Witten was just happy that he could use his position to be a positive influence.
“The special thing about our game is that it can bring a community together. It can lift you up when you’re down. Today was all about that. We just wanted to honor them, just show support and a tribute to them,” he said.
“It was special to see the kids that were here … maybe hug a loved on there, a wife or a mother,” he added. “What they’ve gone through, I can’t even fathom that. Just hopefully put a smile on their face and show them how much we respect them and we want to honor them in that.”
“Our players felt that there is no better example of what unity is — and can be about — than a sports team,” the Dallas Cowboys said in a statement. “And they felt they had the opportunity — for the first time they were together this year — to send this very important message.”
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