Shred Northwest is heartbroken at the horrible killing of 5 Dallas police officers. Like you, we await the investigations of other recent police involed deaths with a saddened anxiety. We expect and trust that justice will be served. Portland Oregon and the Pacific Northwest have been spared turmoil and controversy compared to other US cities lately, still, Shred Northwest would like to do our part to join the responsible and moderate voices of those who shred racism and create peace.
While we may only be a local paper shredding services and hard drive shredding business located in Portland Oregon, join us in our call to SHRED RACISM and be someone who CREATES PEACE.
There is no needful place for racism in America, and no justifiable reason for killing and harming police officers in the streets of America either. Shameful and recent violent actions plague our generations with legacies of intolerance, impatience and bigotry. Our soldiers over the centuries have sacrificed too much for us to act our our freedoms with misguided selfishness.
- Shred Racism and Creating Peace means that we agree: hate and anger do not spawn compassion.
- Shred Racism and Creating Peace means that we agree: Bloodlust and revenge do not foster understanding and progress.
- Shred Racism and Creating Peace means that we agree: Hyper-focusing on the past blinds our future-looking perspective.
We know how to shred things to protect good guys…let’s all do our part to shred racism. We can each be the force for positive social change as Governor Greg Abbott writes.:
A Time To Come Together (link is to the original source record)
By Governor Greg Abbott
“Our hearts are heavy.
Last night in Dallas, five law enforcement officers were killed; seven officers and two civilians were wounded.
The coordinated ambush and deliberate, brutal executions were acts of cowardice – hiding behind innocents to target and savagely slaughter peace officers dedicated to preserving life and our freedoms.
The full force of the law must ensure all responsible are brought to justice and our communities are kept secure.
Justice will be served, but justice is small solace for the families left behind.
We mourn for the families of the fallen, for the law enforcement community and for our nation.
Respect for our law enforcement officers must be restored in our nation.
The badge every officer wears over his or her heart is a reminder of a sacred trust, a commitment, a contract with each of us.
For law enforcement officers to stand in front of us and all that threatens, we must stand behind them.
Every life matters.
With each innocent life lost, we lose more of our humanity.
It is time for us to unite as Texans, as Americans, to say no more.
No more will we tolerate disrespect for those who serve.
No more will we allow the evil of hate merchants to tear us apart.
Though anguish and sorrow may darken the days ahead, we will not be overcome by evil – we will overcome evil with good.
Texas is an exceptional state with exceptional people. We’ve faced tough challenges in the past, but we have come together to overcome those challenges.
In the coming days, there will be those who foment distrust and fan the flames of dissension.
To come together – that would be the greatest rebuke to those who seek to tear us apart.
There is far more that binds us together. We see that great strength in times of tragedy, in times of great need. Whether fire or flood or the acts of depraved individuals, Texans are the first to open their hearts, their homes, their wallets to offer charity and love.
I ask for your prayers – for our law enforcement officers, for the city of Dallas, for our state and for our nation.
May God comfort those who’ve lost a family member.
And may God heal the hurt in our communities.
I have faith in the goodness of Texas, of America. For in the end, evil always fails.”