“Violence and destruction are not valid forms of protest. They do not protect black lives. They destroy them, ”said Ann Dorn.
The grieving widow broke down in tears, recalling the night of June 2, when her 77-year-old husband David Dorn died in front of a pawn shop he was trying to protect from robbers during a live shooting on Facebook.
“While I slept, the robbers were ransacking the shop. He shot Dave in cold blood and hanged on this earth and live-streamed his last moments, ”Dorn said.
“Dave’s grandson was watching the video on Facebook in real time, not realizing that he was watching his grandfather die on the sidewalk.”
Dorn studied her husband’s death at 4 in the morning, when St. Louis police came to her door to give her horrific news.
“I repeat that horror in my mind every single day,” she said. “My hope is that you will now connect it with me, help this country overcome the nightmares we are seeing in our cities and bring positive, peaceful change.”
“How did we get to the point where so many young people are so generous and indifferent to human life?” He asked.
However, Dorn said, President Trump understands the value of communities with people like her husband, who spent half of her life on the Missouri force.
“At a time when police departments are short on resources and manpower, we need that help. We should accept that help.
“We must recover before we can effect change, but we cannot heal amidst havoc and chaos.” President Trump knows that we need more Davids in our communities, not less. ”