National Blue Alert Argumentative Essay

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“I’m going to put wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours…Let’s take 2 of theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPEricGarner #RIPMikeBrown This may be my final post”(Mueller, Baker) posted Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley on Instagram hours before brutally killing two NYPD officers. On December 20, 2014, NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were brutally executed by Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley who committed the acts under the motive of revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others who died due to police brutality. Prior to the shootings, Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend, who reported the incident to the Baltimore Police. Baltimore authorities then tracked Brinsley’s and warned NYPD, minutes later the officers were killed. Violent Acts such as this can be prevented, if such programs like the Blue Alert were to be adopted all throughout the nation. The Bill was established to initiate a series of alerts to notify the public as to when acts of violence such as the killing or serious harm of a law enforcement officers (California Highway Patrol). Those who oppose the Blue Alert Bill, mainly oppose due to the cost …show more content…
The main reason as to why some oppose the National Blue Alert would be of said cost of implementing the Blue Alert System within their state governments on taxpayers. Obviously, if a Bill requires a nationwide launching of a program, in this case the blue alert program, it will have some financial cost. According to the Congressional Budget office, the establishment of such a program within state and local government would cost approximately a million dollars annually. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves argued that “ putting an added, extra system of text messages and alerts and that kind of stuff is going to cost taxpayers money, and we’re not ready to do that yet”. Taxpayers would be charged a minimal amount in order to have the system up and

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