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November 27, 2023 5:13 pm

dear saqua,
your post made me think of how many people view white cops differently because of the common issue that keeps occurring. Do you think the cop had a liable reason to shoot the young guy just because he moved? Something I wonder is why this keeps occurring.
Janet Rodriguez

March 23, 2023 9:20 pm

How did you decide to write from a different point of view?

March 23, 2023 3:35 am

When you say America is on trial do you mean the Country of the United States as in everyone or just the people in the goverment branches

March 23, 2023 1:36 am

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us. It’s refreshing to hear from a cop who treats everyone equally regardless of race. Your perspective on the shooting of Khalil and the importance of understanding the local community as a cop is valuable.

March 23, 2023 12:02 am

I like the black and white picture . You wrote as you were being in the cop point of view which can allow me to somewhat understand. “ I still think the young man shouldn’t have moved because he should know how cops are.” can be a very biased statement.

March 22, 2023 11:53 pm

I really like this because it is deep and with the pictures it reminds me of things that have happened in 2020.
‘Nice work 👌’

March 22, 2023 11:42 pm

i really like your picture choice. why did you choose to write from a different pov?

March 22, 2023 11:07 pm


First thing’s first, I really wanted to speak on the image you decided to have as your featured image for this post. It depicts a cop smiling talking to another cop whilst they are on the job. This is one of the most important components to understanding the issue of policing, realizing that these cops are human too. The entire post you made is pristine in humanizing the other side of the policing debacle sweeping America. It represents cops as people, not as automated monsters and whatnot, and therefore suggests that each cop is flawed as any other human on this earth. Additionally, you also speak your mind in all honesty of things presented by the shooting of Khalil. You excellently present yourself as the middleman. You want what’s best out of the police force, and that sometimes requires speaking your mind, which you did. That is essentially all that matters here.

To branch off, I wanted to speak on your brutal honesty. What was your thought process when writing out this response? Were you expecting ridicule from your own police force when this post was going to be published or were you just steadfast to speaking your mind without thinking of the consequences?

Thank you so much for posting this!

March 22, 2023 8:47 pm

I appreciate how you spoke from the officer’s POV and spoke on how you would have handled it. This shows your passion for your job, and you are on the side of right and not validating the wrong in this occurrence.

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March 22, 2023 7:18 pm

I liked how you spoke from the officer’s POV and said how you would have handled it. I’m not sure if this was on purpose but when you said “I still think the young man shouldn’t have moved because he should know how cops are.” it was like you were criticizing the police while also writing from the perspective of one. It was very interesting to read

March 22, 2023 4:37 pm

Your writing made me want to read more, as you were typing from another police officer’s interest telling your personal feelings, thoughts, and how you would have handled things.

March 22, 2023 2:53 pm

I like how you made personal connections and a picture that connects to your writing

March 22, 2023 2:23 pm

I like how you connected your writing back to a book and you used a great picture to symbolize your work.

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