Starting a new week off right after a tumultuous one seems almost impossible. All we've seen for the past several days are flames being fanned by all sides of the media, and so much so that even COVID-19 seems like an issue of the past. What the media tends to not show are the acts of kindness coming from all sides of the protest. From cleaning up streets and shops to hugging one another, communities are coming together to help one another through this tough time. In one community in particular, Flint, Michigan, it's the police that are reaching out to protesters in a loving manner.
In a video now gone viral, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson, was seen removing his helmet and speaking to a large group of protesters in a show of solidarity with their cause. A snippet of his address to the group can be seen in the video below:
It's loving and caring actions like Sheriff Swanson's that can reaffirm and build upon trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Sheriff Swanson stepped up and did just that through his moving speech and ultimately joining the protesters' march. This is what everyone should be striving toward. God bless you, Mr. Swanson, and all of the other officers who represent the good of law enforcement. This is what we need to see more of.