By: Johnny Brann Sr.
Somethings you have to respond {even though you don’t want to} Especially lies. 
A person who opposed funding police called into the commission meeting this past Tuesday — noted my flags on the building at Brann’s Leonard street honoring our fallen heroes and stated, “Notice there are no black fallen hero flags?”
This hurt me, to the core. My love for law enforcement is true through and through. This statement was a blatant mistruth.
We don’t discriminate. We honor all police . Including , Daryle Black -a black Police officer from Long Beach California–and his sister Karen gave me the biggest honor of my life.
My wife and I walked with an officer to lay down a rose in Daryle’s honor at the Police Memorial.
We also have photos of Daryle Black-GRPD officer Joe Taylor framed and hanging in the restaurant in honor of both of them.
Spewing lies doesn’t help, it divides as this individual choose to do on the call.
I have many, many black {true} friends and when they heard this they were plenty mad. They will gladly contact you to tell you you’re out of line.
Take a ride, by Brann’s Leonard look at the flags on South side of our building and see the flag for a fallen American hero. Officer Daryle Black and then keep on drivin. Unless, you would like to have a conversation with me first, get to know me as a human before sharing lies and making assumptions.
Know me as a person and what we truly stand for. Why do you want to make everything racial?
The Voice For the Badge is about unity, not division . Your comments spoke volumes to what you’re about.
Johnny Brann SR.