Guest post by Ulysses Arn
Hundreds of people gathered along the banks of the Mississippi River to honor and thank police and other first responders at a rally and march that started in Rock Island, IL and crossed over to Davenport, IA Saturday afternoon.
Local organizers(a former crime scene tech) and participants wanted to show support for police and other first responders following the abuse and vitriol being directed at them following the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner in New York City.
The march and vigil took place the same day NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was laid to rest one week after he and his partner Weinjain Lui were murdered in cold-blood by an assassin, who committed suicide shortly afterwards, who claimed on social media prior to the attack that he was going to kill cops as revenge for the deaths of Brown and Garner.
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