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.