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When Kyle Weatherman was 8 years old, he told himself that one day, he’d be in a position to make an impact in his community and on those around him. Now, he’s made those aspirations come true, not only by becoming one of the brightest young talents in motorsports, but also by standing up and showing his support for law enforcement. Last June, Weatherman, a full-time NASCAR Xfinity driver for Mike Harmon Racing, proudly debuted a “Back the Blue” paint scheme on his car for the Dixie Vodka 250 race in Florida, including a thin blue line flag across the hood and the hashtag #BacktheBlue along the side.
Every April, we honor the public safety members who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and provide lifesaving assistance to citizens in times of crisis. The idea of an annual event to show appreciation for these personnel actually has its roots in California — begun by Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Patricia Anderson in 1981, it soon spread across the country until President Bill Clinton officially proclaimed the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in 1994.
To sum up the current circumstances of peace officers and their unions, Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP (MAJ) references an apt line from the 1973 song “Stuck in the Middle With You,” by Scottish singers Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan: “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.” Law enforcement faces attacks from those on the political left who want to erode their due process, free speech and collective bargaining rights, as well as from those on the right who seek to reduce their wages and pensions. As officers find themselves stuck in the middle between these opposing forces, they’re fortunate to have MAJ by their side as a powerful ally, working to protect them and their rights.