I tried to imagine how a cop in “The Hate U Give” thinks:
I park on the side, where I stopped the car. I get out the car and proceeded to do what I got to do. I walk aside to the parked car. And proceed to see what I am dealing with. The young black man rolls down his window. Soon after I see his face. I decided to not mess with him. I was quite nervous and anxious about what is going to happen. Also, I see a young black girl in the passenger seat. I haven’t pay any mind to her. I reached for my gun and the kid looks at me with this killer eyes. I stepped back and told them to go on ahead. I thought about why I became a police officer. My dad was a police officer and his father before him. They did as so, drove off. And I am left with my skin cold with anxiety. I’m not sure if it was a good idea to be an officer, Thinking about it makes me sick. Walking back to my patrol car. Inside the car I go. I talk to my walkie-talkie to my chief about what happened. He said I should have done something. But in my point of view, I was dramatic and scared on what could happen with the situation. I breathe in and out, glad that I am safe and sound. I have always thought of myself but not anyone else. The reason why I became an officer was I wanted to be the better officer cause my father couldn’t be an officer anymore. I debating on proving my father that I can do it. But that’s not all, I’m a certain someone though. But it won’t be easy to get revenge even though it’s a bad thing. Since everybody in town started turning on each other. Although going back like around 3 years I went in shock when one of my fellow cop members got shot at. Until this day I never shot any black kid or young black man. But if I did shot a black man, I would have got away with it anyways. I know this for a fact because one of my cop friends got away from something like that. I went all stereotype on that young black man I started thinking about, oh he a negro why did I even stop the both of them.
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