*Every time I see a picture of a white police officer with a black teen, lately, it seems one has a gun pulled on the other — or one’s on the ground dying.
As BeBe & CeCe Winans famously sang back in the day, “Love Said Not So!”
During his routine night patrol, Officer Kirk Keffer spotted Jordan Duncan walking down quiet street in northern California.
“The street that I caught him on is really dark, and there’s no sidewalk. And he was dressed in all black,” said Keffer, who stopped his car to question Duncan, 18.
I know. You can almost see the kid’s black hoodie, can’t you? You think you could write the end of this story, don’t you? But keep reading. Trust me.
Duncan explained that he’d just gotten off from his graveyard shift packing boxes at a nutritional supplement company, and he was just making his way home. Typically, the seven mile commute would be easy, but it had recently become a two hour slog by foot.
“My car broke down,” Duncan explained, “so I figured I had no other way to work. I didn’t want to burden others by asking for a ride.”
Officer Keffer was astounded by the story, and Duncan’s pending uphill walk home.
“So I said, ‘If you don’t mind, hold on a second.’ I went over to my front seat, cleared it out, and asked him if I could give him a ride home. He’s like, ‘You can do that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I can do that.'”
Warms your heart, doesn’t it, especially in our current political and social climate? A white cop asking a black kid if he can help him.
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