I've been watching the funeral for the four Oakland police officers who were murdered last weekend. I'm sure even if I wasn't PMSing I would be extremely emotional. It's hard watching these big tough guys break down talking about their friends and family. The turn-out for the service is really amazing, though -- the entire Oakland police department is there because officers from other agencies are taking their patrols for the day, and there are so many members of the public that they filled up the Oakland Arena and had to send the overflow to the Oakland Colliseum. Both Senators and the Governor are also there. Interestingly, at least one of the families asked the mayor not to speak.
Meanwhile, dozens of losers marched for the slimeball who killed these men.
Almighty God we pray to you In heaven up above Watch over our dear police officers And protect them with your love.
Please guide them as they keep us safe both day and night And hold them firmly in your care should danger come their way.
Give them true strength and courage As they serve til duty's end And one more thing to ask dear Lord Protect their family and their friends.