“OFFICER DOWN!” Dramatic Bodycam Video Captures Close-Quarters Shootout with Baltimore County Police

The Right Wire Report asks the question – Would you do this for a living?  Overwhelmingly our law enforcement community are courageous, noble, and serve our communities. Yes, reform oversight for bad actors and stay vigilant that when we find those bad actors we prosecute. But Back the Blue!


Baltimore, Maryland — On June 4, at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to the 500 Block of Virginia Avenue in Towson, Maryland for the report of an unknown trouble. When officers arrived on scene, they heard gunshots coming from inside the building. The officers entered the building and proceeded to the 11th floor. Once on the floor, officers identified the apartment where the unknown trouble was reported to have occurred and knocked on the door. 66-year-old Joseph Robert Henry Thompson answered the door armed with a handgun and pointed it at officers. Thompson and Officers Johnson, Klapka and Fitzgerald exchanged gunfire. Thompson was struck and pronounced dead on scene. A fourth responding officer suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An adult female was located inside the apartment suffering from gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Posted by Bekah Lyons

"The simple step of a courageous individual is to not take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I was born and raised in the enigma known as "The Big Easy." There, rooted along the banks of the great Mississippi River between the creeping bayou and Lake Pontchartrain, I was conscripted on all things pertaining to human nature.  I am the quintessential southern woman, that is to say, I defy most could never accurately define what that label truly represents.  Brined below sea level where one respects; the haunts lingering about, the force of storm surge, the ethos of Mardi Gras, and the sanctity of generational family-I know what it is to belong to an organically diverse culture.

Early on in life, my career path serpentined and led to brief stints of living varied experiences as I indulged my passions for painting, musical theater, and the culinary arts. My young experiences evolved my purpose and honed my intuitive skills and I became a Medical Professional specializing in mental health with a focus on child/adolescent needs. After living decades in NOLA, and after hurricane  Katrina unearthed the realities of modern-day inner cities, I made the pivotal decision to relocate to where my family and I spent our summers in a quest to find security and civility in my life.

High up on one of the "grandfather mountains" I now perch in a Smoky mountain community in East Tennessee. Although, I would not trade my formative years in Louisiana, unfortunately,  that era of  America  is  no longer obtainable in the times we live - changing course was the best decision "Evah!"

I am a warrior  for freedom and truth , steeped in my ancestral history ,I am constantly reminded that stillness and introspection expands the mind and heart to possess a more nuanced understanding of all things in our internal and external world. We are all destined to bash ourselves against the rotted cultural rocks of humanity's unraveling until we recognize that a shared moral tone is essential for a free society. A healthy culture is one comprised of many unique people who offer shading and depth to the experience of living, yet all choose to accept basic truths that bind us all together-a societal moral tone. Intolerance  , censorship, intersectionality, cancel culture, apathy ,and ignorance will only groom oppression and tyranny.  Critical thought, differentiation, and dissent is your individual right granted not by government -and must always be protected, championed, and defended.

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