Chief Grayson Reporting for Duty

Few things bring more satisfaction to Brothers Before Others Founder/President Michael Burke and his members than being able to make a difference in the life of a child. So, needless to say, from the minute he was made aware of Grayson Schmalz and his circumstances, the wheels (literally) started turning. Having recently been diagnosed with cancer, an appeal went out on Facebook through Grayson’s godmother, asking for police patches to help Grayson decorate his bedroom […]

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Cops Really Stink, Stank, Stunk in Paterson Public School #10

In what has become a yearly tradition of helping our communities celebrate Christmas, BBO President/founder Michael Burke and BBO members teamed up with Blue Magazine President/BBO Partner Daniel DelValle, bringing Christmas to over 400 public school children who attend Paterson Public School#10. The volunteers attending transformed the school gym into a winter wonderland, including fake snow, inflatable Christmas characters, Santa hats and candy for the children and even music. Flanked by the Grinch, Captain America and […]

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We the People – Law Enforcement Rallies Against Lies

In 2009, in response to the arrest of Cambridge, Massachusetts resident Henry Louis Gates, President Obama had this to say: “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in […]

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Law Enforcement Unites Against Hate and False Narratives

Imagine a scenario where a millionaire Executive Vice President of a prominent non-profit health care network, who just happens to also be an attorney, can publicly and without provocation declare that the American law enforcement officer is predisposed to “shoot black children first”, lie about having made the statement, then offer a lukewarm apology for hurting feelings, be given a paid vacation to think about the error of her ways, just to return to work […]

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Brothers Before Others Holds the Line

Since Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health Executive Vice President Michellene Davis’ inflammatory Facebook comment caused shock waves in the law enforcement community, Brothers Before Others Founder/President Michael Burke and the members he represents have made their message clear: RWJ/BH CEO Barry Ostrowsky has an obligation to recognize Ms Davis’ statement as baseless and biased. When Mr Ostrowsky made the decision to reinstate Ms Davis, he did so affirming his confidence in her ability to lead and never […]

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No More Lies

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke The truth will always win out in the end. It’s an inevitability. There are simply too many good people walking this earth that, in the long term, evil doesn’t stand a chance. However, when hateful, biased and baseless rhetoric is thrown at law enforcement, the passive/wait-and-see routine has been responsible for so much crime and chaos. […]

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Brothers Before Others Board Member Rob O’Donnell Sets The Record Straight

While someone voicing an irrational opinion, especially when it comes to bashing the American police officer, is nothing new or shocking, when it’s done by a respected and educated adult, it tends to get attention. When that irrational opinion is then endorsed by a nationally recognized and respected healthcare network, it takes on a whole new meaning. So goes the story of Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health Executive Vice President Michellene Davis, who feels that the […]

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US Navy Sprint Football and Brothers Before Others Honor Mimi and Mikayla Raji

On August 22, 2008, the world for BBO member and Perth Amboy Police Officer Mimi Raji, as she knew it, would be changed forever. Her husband, Tommy, who was also a Perth Amboy Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver while transporting a prisoner to the Middlesex County Jail. Mimi, who was pregnant with their child at that time, has spent every day of the last ten years, ensuring […]

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PRESS RELEASE – BBO Response to RWJ/Barnabas Health

BBO IS DONE ALLOWING OUR NATION’S LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BE TARGETTED BY CORPORATE ELITIST SMEARS REGARDING POLICE USE OF FORCE. On October 2nd NorthJersey.com published an article on how the Fair Lawn, New Jersey, School District hired armed uniformed Police Officers to patrol their schools. As we are all aware, there has been a national call to better ensure the safety of our nation’s school children in response to recent events. Although school shootings are rare, […]

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Response to Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Exec

Since forming in 2014, keeping in line with it’s core mission, Brothers Before Others has spent over $200,000.00 simply sending flower arrangements to every law enforcement line of duty death service in America. To make it more clear for you: since 2014, 569 police officers have been killed in the line of duty. Many of those who were lost, were killed by gunfire; and in some of those cases, unprovoked and assassination-style. As an example: […]

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