The moment is fairly small in the grand scheme of things, but its impact can’t be understated in the current political climate. For many across the country, especially black people, officers have become known as daily harassers, abusers and even murderers, armed with 9mm firearms and the dual get-out-of-jail-free cards of a badge and institutional power.
With a growing number of black youths being killed by police officers in recent weeks, including Eric Garner in New York and Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, the widespread outrage prompted The Root's Albert L. Brooks to question whether officers actually care about blacks: “From where I sit, right now, in this moment in time, in the wake of tragic incidents that have transpired over the last few weeks, there are no good cops in this country.”
Brooks went on to challenge “good cops, if you’re out there” to show themselves. And Kansas City policeman Officer Krebs wants to be known as one such cop.
*cop starts breakdancing*