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Video: Viral Video Shows Positive Side of Interacting With Police Officers

April 14, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Viral Video Shows Positive Side of Interacting With Police Officers

A 22-year-old National Guardsman posted a video of himself to Facebook following his positive encounter with a white police officer during a traffic stop in Lexington, S.C., and it's generating a lot of buzz online, reports ABC News.

Will Stack, who is African American, calls on people of all races to interact civilly with police officers.

"People need to understand not all officers are crooked, not all officers are racist, bad people, not all people who get shot and Tased or arrested by officers are innocent victims," Stack says in the video, recorded inside his car. "Just because you're black doesn't mean you're a victim. Just because you're white doesn't mean you're racist. Just because you're a cop doesn't mean you're a bad person.

"This world really needs to stop putting labels on people and things and see them as who they are: people doing jobs, doing things. Ignorance has no color. God doesn't see color. Why should we?" he said.

Facebook users are responding, with more than 32,200 people liking the video and more than 95,300 sharing it on Facebook in less than a week. In all, it has been viewed more than 2.5 million times.


Comments (7)

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wolf10989 @ 4/15/2015 5:25 AM

Amen brother! If we as human beings treated all human beings as we should (the golden rule), we might all be looking for jobs.

Peter Donnelly @ 4/15/2015 7:00 AM

What an impressive young man. He would be a good prospect to recruit as a police officer.

Peter Donnelly @ 4/15/2015 7:02 AM

What an impressive young man! He would be a good prospect to recruit as a police officer.

Captain @ 4/15/2015 9:29 AM

what a wise young man. thank you

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/15/2015 10:19 AM

Sharpton will probably call this young man a traitor because of his positive attitude towards Police.

POPCOP @ 4/15/2015 11:25 AM

This is without a doubt the most mature and well thought out points of view I have heard. This young fellow is going places!

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/17/2015 4:51 PM

In my earlier post I forgot to thank this fine young man for his professionalism towards the officer and for his service to his country. God Bless you young man and soldier. Your parents must be proud and rightfully so!

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