Great video. This man speaks the truth!
A video of a young African American man talking candidly and honestly about a recent traffic stop in Lexington County is now reaching a larger audience due to social media in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed man in North Charleston.
Will Stack, a 22-year-old service member with the Army National Guard, says in the video he was pulled over by a Lexington police officer for “improper use of the median.”
According to Stack, he was pulling out of the Lexington County Courthouse in an attempt to make a left turn. Stack said he noticed the lane in front of him was full and the median was not, so he drove the car through the median to get to the left turn lane.
Seconds later, Stack says he was pulled over by the police officer, who immediately asked to see his license, registration, and proof of insurance.
“Now, I will say that why he was here with me, I made sure my hands were on the steering wheel, I made sure to speak very politely as I always do. I did what he told me to do. I handed him the information and I sat here and waited and turned my music down,” Stack said in the video.
Stack says the officer returns a short time later and explains the proper use of a median. Stack admits he made a poor choice.
“I was in the wrong, I didn’t realize it,” Stack said. “I just did it out of habit.”
Stack received a warning from the officer and both went on their respective ways. Minutes later, Stack pulled out his smartphone and began to talk.
“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.”
Paul Harvey was probably the best story teller to ever grace this earth. When Harvey spoke, you were drawn in, he compelled you to listen, held you till the very end and left wanting more. His tribute to the many police officers who risk their lives daily is one of his best.
God bless the men and women in blue.
A policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.
What that really means is that they are exceptional, they are unusual, they are not commonplace. Buried under the froth is the fact: and the fact is, less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. And that is a better average than you would find among clergymen!
What is a policeman? He, of all men, is at once the most needed and the most wanted. A strangely nameless creature who is “sir” to his face and “pig” or worse to his back.
He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.
But…If the policeman is neat, he is conceited; If he’s careless, he’s a bum. If he’s pleasant, he’s a flirt; If he’s not, he’s a grouch.
He must make instant decisions which would require months for a lawyer.
But…if he hurries, he’s careless; If he’s deliberate, he’s lazy. He must be first to an accident, infallible with a diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn’t hurt. He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being “brutal.” If you hit him…he’s a coward. If he hits you…he’s a bully.
The policeman, from a single human hair, must be able to describe the crime, the weapon, the criminal and tell you where the criminal is hiding. But…if he catches the criminal, he’s lucky; if he doesn’t, he is a dunce.
He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache, to build a case against some felon who will get “dealed out” by a shameless shamus.
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.
And of course, he’ll have to be a genius…for he will have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.
This man speaks the truth!
Johnathan Gentry responds to the violence in Ferguson in an interview with Fox’s Neil Cavuto.
Minister Johnathan Gentry is noted for his original comments on Ferguson that went viral back in August. And he’s back, this time on Cavuto with a strong message of repudiation about what’s going on in Ferguson.
He takes issue directly with the likes of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and other activists who are blaming police departments instead of themselves, arguing that black males being killed by other blacks are the real problem. He said they need to look in the mirror and change themselves before they can effectively change communities.
When asked about Sharpton saying he’s acting on the Word of God, Gentry hits back hard, saying that God is love and that what Al Sharpton is doing is taking the hate from when he grew up and fueling that hate into an innocent generation. Gentry said for Al Sharpton to say he’s acting on the Word of God is a lie!