Kai Hagen and those who support his recent actions need to pull their collective heads out of the sand and look at both sides of what is going on in the world. Yes, there have been too many instances where Black people were mistreated by police but look at the other side, too. Our first responders, both police and fire / EMS personnel, are also under attack. There was a case in the news this past week where someone set a house on fire and ambushed the first responders when they arrived on the scene.
Surely Mr. Hagen and his supporters have heard of “drive by” shootings. When Mr. Hagen slowed down on the highway and lowered his window, I’m surprised that the deputy didn’t reach for his weapon out of fear for his safety. In my opinion he would have been justified. And while Mr. Hagen and his wife were distracting the deputy from doing his job the driver that had been pulled over could have taken off, or worse. Thankfully that gentleman was a law abiding citizen and nothing bad happened.
Mr. Hagen is guilty of “profiling”, which we have all been told is wrong. He assumed that because an officer of the law had pulled over a Black person that there was going to be a problem. I would suggest that the next time he suspects wrongdoing by a first responder that he watches and records it from a distance, for his own safety as well as that of the deputy.
And to those who place blame on Sheriff Jenkins I say that you, too, are wrong. He has been elected for a reason — people believe he’s doing a good job of keeping us safe. When so many are succumbing to popular liberal thoughts on fighting crime our sheriff stands his ground, and I will continue to support him.