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‘We smiled and said, ‘I needed this today.’ White cop and black man, we were both hurting. We walked around for an hour, just listening to each other.’: Police officer urges ‘we must build change together’

“I told him I wished I was the cop who encountered Floyd, because he’d still be alive today. I told him there are good police officers out there. But most of all, I told him none of that matters, because I was there to listen. Calvin texted me a few hours later: ‘I believe things happen for a reason. We should see each other again.’ I believe him. Today, I listened. And today, I gained an ally and a friend.”

‘Are you OK?’ We got pulled over by THREE officers because I had a big black guy in my car they assumed was a danger.’: Woman urges ‘being a living black man should be normal not lucky’

“The cops were called on us while sitting in the car in front of our friends’ house because we were exhibiting ‘suspicious behavior.’ ⁣Someone called the police on him for picking up his friend’s daughter off the bus and they worried about the little girl’s safety walking with a big black guy.”

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