I Greg Barnes Jr.
I was pulled over today for speeding. The ofﬁcer did not
know me nor dia I know him, but we each showed one
another a mutual displªy cf vespect in our interaction.
He was doing his job, and I had made a mistake in
lrymg to hurry home to get started moving max lead to
our path‘s cmssmg. He ran my InVormatIon. and m the
end we talked more about how are individual days were
gmng, and the situations and circumstances wimm cur
societymat have lead to inleractions such as he and l's
to play out much more negatlvely, same even deadly.
(han Ours, than we tªlked about the situation that lead
[0 him pulling ms over. In the end we both thanked each
other for our mutual dwsplays ol respect and agreed to
lake a “selfie” together to help teu ouv story.
I can't stress enough mm NO demographic and/or
profession of people are all bad. Neither 0! us are the
enemy. We can continue to ngm against each other unu!
we are literally "black and blue“. or we can show one
another the respect we inherently deserve, not as
"black man" and “blue police officer". but as humans,
None greater, none (ess...#Respecl