A Tucson, AZ, man's Facebook post about a recent positive experience during a traffic stop is going viral, reports fox6now.com.
Steven Hildreth Jr. says he was pulled over by the Tucson Police Department for a broken headlight. When the officer asked if he had any weapons, he told him he is a concealed carry permit holder and had a gun on his right hip.
Because his wallet was in his back-right pocket, the officer needed to disarm him to check his ID. After Hildreth cooperated, the officers let him go with a verbal warning and asked him to get his headlight fixed.
Hildreth wrote about his experience on Facebook:
"I'm a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped. According to certain social movements, I shouldn't be alive right now because the police are allegedly out to kill minorities. Maybe…just maybe…that notion is bunk. Maybe if you treat police officers with respect, they will do the same to you."
He closed his post with the hashtags #BlueLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter.