This year there was a lot of discussion about police officers and their place in the society.
Mostly agree on the importance of living in a safe country, but there are some who oppose this argument.
The worst part is that while all of us are arguing about which cop is the bad one, they’re on the streets sacrificing their lives for us.
A very sad and shocking footage was revealed to the public, showing the situations cops need to deal with. From just a simple regular day on the job to a full chaos real quick. The Grand Rapids Police department shows a body camera footage from May 2017. The video starts with an officer approaching a vehicle in order to ask a few questions. It ends up with a pleasant conversation with a guy from the back seat, where you can clearly hear the officer chatting about the man’s dreadlocks. The officer also tells the man that he suits the profile of the man they’re looking for, looking at it totally coincidently.
Here, the perspective changes. The next footage is from another officer, apparently Benjamin Hawkins, according to Conservative Tribune. This officer walks up to the car and asks the same man who discussed his hair, to step out the vehicle. He asks him to put his hands on the top of his head. Now, this is where things started going crazy. The suspect grabs a gun and starts to open fire against the police officers. As WXMI reports, the suspect is Malik Carey, 18, who managed to fire four shots at the officers. Luckily, none of the officers were badly injured.
When the situation escalated, the officers started to shoot in self-defense. According to M Live, they managed to hit him but were unsure if they should approach him due to the unknown circumstances of his health. One second the man was all talky and smiley, the next one he went berserk. It’s sad to see how the police are constantly put up to a risk. Even a regular day can turn into a nightmare. That’s why we need to solidify with the officers and emphasize with their pain.
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