Americans are rightfully upset by the death of George Floyd, the unarmed African American man who was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week when an officer knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes before he died. There have been riots in places like Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Protestors went from seeking justice for George Floyd to setting things on fire, looting and destroying businesses, many of which are owned by blacks in the community.
While racial tension, especially between white police officers and African Americans, it's hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel or any positivity in this mess.
Dayton Beach, Florida Deputy Chief of Police Jakari Young shared a bit of hope on Friday when he posted a video of Officer Baze, one of his men, playing basketball with two African American kids.
"This video may seem insignificant to some but this was earlier today! While the whole country is understandably upset with police and holding protests against injustice, this is what I found one of my officers doing," Young tweeted. "Great job Officer Baze. I’m extremely proud of you!"
Officer Baze is a prime example of what law enforcement can and should look like.