It’s way too easy to watch the news and believe the worst about law enforcement. It’s videos like this one that can remind us who the heroes in our society really are.
Today marks day one of the trial of a police officer in Minneapolis, whose innocence will continue to be presumed, unless and until the day a court of law tells us otherwise.
In light of that, we can expect all the worst sort of rhetoric about our police. But as someone with an uncle that served his whole working life as a small-town cop, I know that’s a wildly unfair characterization.
The news is designed to highlight the most horrible stories they can find. ‘If it bleeds, it leads.’
For that reason, we at ClashDaily choose to be deliberately counter-cultural in using this moment to remind us all of exactly why, until about five minutes ago, we all understood that ‘thin blue line’ was mainly comprised of heroes doing an entirely thankless job for not very much pay.
Their entire job description is built around meeting people on their worst day, and handling whatever gets thrown at them — anything from car crashes, to missing children, to ordinary criminal activity, to… what you are about to see on this 9-1-1 call.
Before criticizing law enforcement, remember that they run to threats not away from them. The next time it may be you calling for help. pic.twitter.com/uf5i0SN4z3
— HelvidiusPriscus ??? (@HelvidiusPrisc) March 29, 2021
Imagine for a moment that this was someone you knew calling for help… and that the guy hearing this call was your last hope in a very bad situation.
Can we stop pretending that the police are our society’s bad guys?
If we teach a new generation that they cannot trust the police to call them in a situation like this one, how do you really imagine a scenario like the one on the other end of that phone would play out?
Kudos to the unnamed girl who made that call. We hope and pray she finds herself in a better situation. It takes a special kind of courage.
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