Oliver — the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Cedarville — believes the violence stems from a “moral crisis in the United States of America.”
“Our values are degenerating,” Oliver said. “People really need to return to good, solid moral values. Problems are solved within, not from without. Until we start addressing character issues, we’re going to have problems.
” … We need to be concerned about who becomes a police officer and hire the right people.”
The Republican National Convention is scheduled for July 18-21 in Cleveland. Oliver said he estimates between 2,000 and 2,500 law enforcement officers from around the country will be in Cleveland for the event.
“This incident in Dallas last night heightens the already high level of tension in Cleveland in managing the Republican National Convention,” Oliver said. “Because you now have to be concerned if there’s going to be a copycat crime. Is somebody else going to send snipers there when they know there will be officers there managing a major political event?”