CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced the release of a ‘Back the Blue’ video supporting law enforcement in West Virginia and across the country. The video features Stuart, along with several staff members of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, voicing support for law enforcement.
“I’m proud as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia to make it clear that I back the blue, that we back the blue, and that our progress in keeping our streets safe is a commitment that we share with our federal, state and local partners,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Recent efforts to defund, undermine and weaken the police will only make our communities less safe. The police are not the enemy. They are brave, courageous public servants. Our police officers should never be a target for those attempting to undermine public safety. God forbid if those that attempt to undermine our police are successful in their efforts. The public needs police protection now more than ever, especially in light of the violence surging across the country. I encourage members of the public to show their support for law enforcement all across this nation. We cannot continue to demoralize our police; we need to lift them up and have their backs as they work tirelessly to protect us every day. We keep them and their family members in our prayers.”
The video can be seen on the district’s YouTube page.