Maybe one of the bravest young man in the United States who dares to stand up for his fellow contrymen, who doesn’t care about color, religion or occupation. By just going up to these officers and giving hugs to them and assures the officers that his demonstration won’t be ended with unnecessary violence.
“You can’t fight fire with fire on an eye for an eye. […] It’s common sense.” – So true.
The message is very simple, but sometimes the simplest things go wrong and that’s why there were so many examples in the last year when many demonstrations in the United States ended with tear gas and arrests.
It doesn’t make them as human beings better or worse that they are working as police officers, they don’t deserve all the anger, violence and curses they are getting while most of them are just out there endangering themselves to make sure that everybody else is safe. Most of the people who decided to join these occupation wants a better and safer future. They are vigilant and prepared for anything. Unfortunately politicians and other groups often make civilians hostile to police officers and also it can happen the other way around, but if the protesters know why they are there and what kind of steps they are capable to make, how they should act on a protest to advance their cause within the boundaries of the legal system, and there is also mutual understanding from the police there is no doubt that the protest can only hardly can go wrong.
Many of those evil people are playing the divide and conquer game which requires at least one party to give in to the deception (blacks vs caucasians, police officers vs protesters). By respecting others and evaluating each other on a case to case basis, we can learn to be unbiased.
Give respect to get respect.