Just days after Walter Scott was tragically shot in the back by a white police officer in South Carolina during a routine traffic stop, another black man was similarly stopped by a white police officer.Thankfully, this incident had a very different ending.
Will Stark, a 22-year-old former Army National Guardsman recorded a short video about his experience moments after his traffic stop and posted it on his Facebook page in the hopes that it will change some opinions. You’ll find his words inspiring.
“The point of this is to say that I am an African-American male, this gentleman was Caucasian. There were no problems. He did his job, I did what I was supposed to do, and that was it,’ he says.”
“I feel like people need to understand that not all officers are crooked, not all officers are racist, bad people, and not all people who get shot or Tasered or arrested by officers are innocent victims.”‘Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you’re a victim, just because you’re white doesn’t mean you’re a 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 things. Ignorance has no color. God doesn’t see color. Why should we?”