With all the negative stories surrounding the police these days, it’s nice to see something positive. Alabama police officer William Stacy got called to a Dollar General for a shoplifting charge. Instead of finding someone stealing makeup or jewelry, Helen Johnson was caught stealing eggs. She had placed a few in her pockets and they cracked as she began to leave. Instead of charging Johnson, Stacy bought her the eggs. The incident was caught on video and has since gone viral and donations have poured into the police station to aid Johnson, her two daughters, her niece, and her two young grandkids:
“There’s a real trust issue between law enforcement and citizens right now, but hopefully this shows we are not robots who just want to arrest people,” Stacy said. “We have hearts—you have to have a big heart and clear conscience of mind to do this job.”
It’s good to see people’s humanity shine through.
Team Blackness also discussed Pope Francis’s involvement in facilitating relations with Cuba, the man who killed the bill to combat suicide among veterans, and, well, the fact that people are even more racist.