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Race is complicated, but one thing remains true: An arrest transcends skin color. Need proof? Just look at these touching, honest displays of physical coercion taken from Ferguson, Missouri that are bridging the racial divide.
The officer is white. The man he’s arresting is black. So what? Is this any less beautiful?
Obsolete, cookie-cutter standards couldn’t stop a St. Louis police officer from bravely reaching across racial lines to apprehend this man.
Some people don’t seem to understand: An arrest is an arrest is an arrest. Regardless of ethnicity.
African-American protestor. Caucasian cop. Together in a perfect moment. We’re tearing up here.
Let’s see this for what it is: one human being detaining another human being. Race doesn’t enter into it.
Hey, we have a radical thought: Why do the wrists in the handcuffs have to be the same color as the hands slapping them on? An officer should never have to justify making a mixed-race arrest like this one.
Do images like this upset you? Maybe it’s time to expand your idea of what an arrest can and should be.
It doesn’t matter what anyone says: This mixed-race arrest is perfect.
Law enforcement is bigger than race. Bigger than age, too. This arresting officer is 45 years old and white. The arrestee? 19 and black.