With everything that has happened in McKinney a few days ago so many questions have been asked. Friends of mine have asked my thoughts and wondered why this is getting worst. But I don’t believe that it is getting worst, I believe that now eyes are open, now everyone can see, because we all have camera phones and can take a video or pic. We have social media where everything is up and out in minutes. So now we see, but being worse, no, because I can walk down the street and I don’t fear that someone will grab me and hang me from a tree or beat me, I can vote, get paid to work, and I can hug my friends that are a different color and have no fear. That was the fear of those who came before me, those who died because of ignorance.
So what do I think about what happened? I think that we have a generation of kids who are disrespectful. Who instead of doing as they are told they talk back and disobey. I have not ever been in trouble with law, because I know one all important thing, and that’s when to shut my mouth and do as I’m told by those who are in authority.
So what do I think, I think that we have some cops that are on power trips, but I also think we have cops that get overwhelmed and make bad decisions. And it was a bad decision to handle a child like that. Do I think he should be punished, YES, but do I think he should lose his job NO, because ‘He who is without sin, cast the first stone’.
I don’t think this is a issue of race, could it be, well yes, but I don’t think it was. I think it was the issue of a man who was overwhelmed and made a bunch of bad decisions. And he will pay for them, but there were many at fault that day. The kids that didn’t obey and do as they were told and the cop who let his emotions get out of control and lost his cool. But how many of us have lost our cool and said something we shouldn’t have, or hit someone and shouldn’t have, did that one act made us lose it all? Is most cases no, because sometimes we lose it. It’s not ok, but it’s human and I refuse to cast a stone.
I pray for the young lady that this is something that she doesn’t carry with her, that she chooses to forgive. I pray for the officer that he sees that emotions will run high, but you have to keep your cool. I pray for the City of McKinney, that this doesn’t divide but brings to light areas that need to change. And I pray for our nation, and the eyes that have been opened that we have to stop with the us against them, and them against us, and stop making everything about skin color. But take these moments to teach our kids to obey the law and teach the law to protect and serve.