With a little bit of blue paint, one man has started a movement to show local law enforcement that the people inside his San Antonio home support their efforts. It is being called “The Safe Harbor Initiative” and simply consists of painting a thin blue line on the curb outside of your home.
“To all law enforcement who see this line, know that the residents of this home appreciate your service and dedication to keeping the peace,” Anthony Welichko wrote in a Facebook post. “Know that when you enter the neighborhood and see these lines that you are not alone or without ‘back-up’. [sic] We do not need the media to make our voices of support for our police and emergency services heard (though it would be nice). Lastly, if you are in my neighborhood and mean to harm a member of law enforcement, know that decision may be hazardous you [sic] health as someone has that officers [sic] back!”
In less than two weeks, Welichko’s post has been shared nearly 82,000 times.