It seems you can’t turn on the news without hearing about some racial incident leaving someone dead (usually young black male) by the hands of a white male (policeman or private citizen). Now comes a surprising video and rare act of personal responsibility from an unlikely source – a young, 22, black male, speaking out in a responsible fashion.
It occurred the other day in South Carolina, of all places, after a routine traffic stop. According to Tea Party News Network:
Army National Guardsman Will Stack, 22, said Wednesday that there were no problems being pulled over for improper use of the median when he turned left out of the Lexington County Courthouse in South Carolina.
“I was in the wrong, I didn’t realize it,” Mr. Stack said in the video which has been viewed by millions. “I just did it out of habit.” He said that while the officer was there with him:
“I made sure my hands were on the steering wheel, I made sure to speak very politely as I always do. I did what he told me to do. I handed him the information and I sat there and waited and turned my music down.”
After explaining the proper use of the median to Mr. Stack, the officer gave him a warning. Ten minutes later, Mr. Stack pulled over and used his phone to record a video about the encounter.
It’s inspiring to see someone take responsibility for their actions, and not try to blame it on their color, the police or anyone else than himself.
This young man clearly has a good head on his shoulders and felt compelled to share his positive experience with the public.
Watch the video here:
What do you think? Did Mr. Stack do the right thing or do you feel he should have focused on being pulled over by a white cop? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.