One thing that you learn in law enforcement pretty early is to never trust people.  Now we know that this is against what society teaches and the main reason as to why the LEO community has this “Us vs. Them” mentality. While it’s not the best way to live your life, have you wondered why so many do even long after retirement?  Let’s take a look at what is just the most recent incident that creates this barrier between civilian and LEO relationships.

Karl Wesner (LinkedIn member – ) a Marketing Consultant was recently photographed after cutting off several motorists giving the finger to officers in a funeral procession.  Officers mourning the loss of their brother gunned down execution style in an ambush.  

Had it not been for the motorist taking a picture, the LEO community would have never known.  His actions was of course done as a coward as he knew nobody would leave the procession and a concrete divider separated them.   Now imagine what an individual who’s alone in a car with nobody to impress risks causing a multi-vehicle accident so that he can flip off Police Officers would do if tasked with providing a review of a LEO friendly or owned Corporation.  Having access to the books and entrusted to provide honest reviews and recommendations to the very people he greatly hates.  

We at LESMA look to bridge these divides caused by the vocal minority of society and encourage the quiet majority to speak up and stand with our officers.  We work hard to expose those who go the extra mile to create havoc and reward those who stretch out to fill the gap between cops and civilians.  By offering PR work to private and public entities as well as government institutions we are making huge strides to building new bridges of trust and understanding to the fractured relationships between the people and its protectors.  Join us in fortifying these bonds at


Why people like Karl Wesner create the “Us vs. Them” mentality in Policing.¬†