Florida, unlike New York, preserves government’s true purpose: to secure our rights
As Published in the Miami Herald
Thousands of law enforcement officers who gathered last week in solidarity to mourn two of New York’s finest heard the words of a grieving widow, Dominique Luzuriaga Rivera, directed to her husband, brutally slain New York City Detective Jason Rivera, at his funeral.
“Seeing you in a hospital bed wrapped up in sheets,” she said, “not hearing you when I was talking to you, broke me.”
But that tragic reality broke more than Dominique Luzuriaga Rivera; it broke the social contract we have with our government. As she stated: “The system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service.”