In this day-and-age when it comes to the police from a general public standpoint, relations between the two are not always mutual. And of course, that inconsistent mutuality has been challenged even more with LeBron James’ comments about police officers and Jessica Beauvais’ vitriolic video about police officers, with the latter of those two killing Anastasios Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the New York Police Department. And while convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is the biggest reason for the inconsistent mutuality, it doesn’t make it right for LeBron James to paint such a broad brush about all police officers nor does make it right for Jessica Beauvais to both say what she said and do what she did.
Look, I totally don’t condone what Chauvin did, along with the fact that I got pulled over by an asshole state trooper for a bullshit reason, with the latter (the occurrence involving the state trooper and I) of those two things happening all the way back in 2008. But despite that occurrence involving both the state trooper and I, I didn’t use a broad brush like LeBron James did, I didn’t say anything vitriolic in video form like Jessica Beauvais, I of course didn’t back up vitriolic comments with deadly actions like Beauvais did and haven’t said nor did anything harmful to a police officer. Plus, I’m the type of person who would much rather find a common ground than get caught up in the bullshit of one side being too fucking prideful about wanting to own the other.
Matter of fact, I would like to have a conversation with a police officer to let one know that I’m totally appreciative of all the good that they do for us. And if any of them are reading this entry, then please reach out to me via the Just In Case page or through my Instagram, the latter of which you can find via the Social Media widget.
Well everyone, that does it for this edition of Kaycee And The Forefront. Tune in next week to see what I blog about next.