To watch the video, or read the rest of this article, please click the link below the text. I wanted to share this because we see the opposite so much more in the news-and of course we *should* see it until it is changed.
But it does no one any good to demonize or prejudge any group of people. We have to stay open to the positive possibilities inherent in the humanity of those who are in positions of power. We have to keep the positive examples in mind alongside of the monsters to keep our own hearts open.
I have personally met plenty of jerks from police officers to politicians and every power level in between-but I have met a lot MORE of all professions who were like this officer.
Love is our natural state. Cruelty, racism, violence are all dysfunctional. They only arise in broken people.
When we no longer have to protest the insane violence at all levels of our society because THIS behavior has become standard; then the Shift will be evident to all.
Bless this man and everyone like him who continues to act from love in spite of the cultural programming toward fear.
Instead of writing ticket, Michigan cop buys booster seat for girl (+video)
By Jacob Axelrad, Staff writer / October 7, 2014
“The easiest 50 bucks I ever spent.”
That’s what the Michigan police officer said after purchasing a booster seat for a 5-year-old girl who was riding without a car seat.
This instance of gift-giving began as an ordinary traffic stop. Last Friday, Emmett Township Department of Public Safety Officer Ben Hall stopped a vehicle in the southwest Michigan community after someone reported there was a young child riding without a car seat. Alexis DeLorenzo and her daughter weredriving in the car of a friend who was at the wheel.
When they were stopped, Ms. DeLorenzo grew worried. She thought they were going to get a ticket. She told the officer she had recently fallen on hard times and could not afford a seat for her daughter. Her car had been repossessed with her daughter’s booster seat still inside, Fox 17 News reports.
“We’re living paycheck to paycheck, hand to mouth, borrowing money from friends,” she said.
Instead of writing the woman a ticket, Officer Hall told her to meet him at a Walmart in 15 minutes. There, he bought a booster seat for her daughter. The act “changed my life,” DeLorenzo said. “I’m never going to forget him. And neither will my daughter.”
In an interview, Hall explained how it felt natural to go beyond the call of duty and make a difference in these people’s lives. His words also expressed humility – anybody in his same position would have done what he did, he said.
“A ticket doesn’t solve the situation,” Hall told Fox 17 News. “What solves it is the child being in the booster seat like she should be.”
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