After George Floyd‘s tragic demise, the US police power has obtained a whole lot of harsh criticism. However for my part, your entire power shouldn’t be outlined by the actions of 1 man.
Reforms are wanted, and the actions to usher in change are obligatory, however disrespecting each cop isn’t the way in which to go.
Please do not forget that there are many good and trustworthy cops on the market attempting to do their jobs.
One among these officers, Sadaka Kedar from Albany in New York, writes about this on Fb and his phrases and ideas have unfold like wildfire.
That is his highly effective message:
“I’m a black man.
I’m a police officer.
However I’m not Derek Chauvin.
And I’m not George Floyd.
I’m compassionate and I’m caring, and I’ll at all times have a really massive coronary heart….so why do you hate me?
I’ve given the socks off my toes to a homeless drunk who had no sneakers.
I’ve prevented a lady from going to jail for stealing laundry detergent by paying the shop for it so that they wouldn’t prosecute after I her subsequent door at a laundromat washing her kids’s garments; she was determined and had no cash.
The opposite day, an aged man’s automobile broke down on the aspect of a busy street and he had no cellphone, so I drove him to the fuel station up the block and paid for his fuel.
I’m a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin, a good friend….so why do you wish to harm or kill me?
I’ve stepped in and arrested the person that assaulted your grandmother. He knocked her down and snatched her purse and we chased him down and took him to jail.
A girl known as 911 in a panic and informed the dispatchers her 4-month-old child wasn’t respiratory. We acquired there earlier than the paramedics and began compressions. BY THE GRACE OF GOD, that child is now a cheerful, vibrant kindergartener.
A crazed man started opening fireplace on a big crowd. Within the mass hysteria of individuals operating away, we ran in direction of the gunfire to cease it.
I converse slang. As a substitute of howdy I say, ‘Whats good yo?’ Some say I’ve an inside metropolis accent, and I could not spell all the things appropriately or use good grammar…however why do you undermine me and assume I’m not sensible and ignorant?
I’ve a highschool and a school diploma. I like to learn books and I consistently do analysis to be taught new abilities. I graduated head of my police academy class and went on to develop into a course teacher for the division.
I’ve spoken at public boards, group conferences, and in information interviews, all very nicely articulated, clear, and concise. I’ve put collectively proof, information and leads and helped resolve and shut circumstances. I AM BLACK AND I AM INTELLIGENT.
I take heed to rap music, put on baggie denims, and backwards fitted hats off responsibility. I’ve tattoos all throughout my physique. However why do you profile and stereotype me?
On Thanksgiving I volunteer with Equinox, handing out dinners to households in want.
Round Christmas, I purchase hats, gloves, and meal playing cards with my very own cash and hand them out. I additionally put together scorching meals and distribute them down by the Metropolis Mission and at a Senior Public Housing Constructing.
I volunteer my very own time as a youth mentor. I really like to go to faculties and speak to the youngsters. I stroll up and down these neighborhoods. I dwell in my group. I CARE ABOUT MY COMMUNITY.
I’m not like Derek Chauvin.
I WILL NEVER deal with you want George Floyd.
And there are a lot of many extra identical to ME.”
Thanks Sadaka for sharing your story. I really feel unhappy there’s a lot hate! We’d like extra love ❤️ compassion. Thanks in your service 🙏 My ideas and prayers are with you 🙏🥰♥️