Posted September 23, 2018 11:02:01 When I was growing up, I was taught to watch for the signs of trouble, and I watched my family’s black sons, who were in prison, and their mothers, who was in prison.
When they came out, I would say, “Oh my God, they’re going to die.”
And then I would watch them for years.
And I remember the signs.
And then one day, I got out of jail.
I walked in the street and there were no cars.
I saw this kid, he was a big, fat, strong kid.
And he just stood there and he said, “Yo, you know I’m gonna be the first black person ever to get shot in the neck.”
And I was like, “Are you serious?”
And he was like “Yo!”
And he looked at me, and he was about five feet five, and there was a gun in his hand, and it was a .357 Magnum.
And it was pointed at my head.
I was stunned.
I didn’t even know what to do.
I just stood and watched.
And that’s what happened to me.
That’s how I became an officer.
That was the first time I saw the world in black and white.
So that was the lesson that I took away from that, and that’s how my whole life changed.
I became a police officer.
And in my mind, when I’m looking at the world, I’m going to be the one that stops the murder.
And there’s a lot of people who say that.
And some of them are really good officers, and some of these other people are not.
But I am.
I can see things in people’s eyes.
And you’re the best officer on the planet.
So I just want to say, to the people who want to shoot me and they don’t know me, that I am the best.
I don’t even want to know your name.
But when you hear the word, “supercop,” it just doesn’t seem right.
But it was just so powerful to see.
When I went to the police academy, I knew I wanted to be a police cop.
And after I graduated from the academy, and then after I went back to college, I went up to the FBI for two years.
I had no idea.
But as I was looking at that resume, the next thing I knew, the FBI said, We’re going on this trip with you.
And they were in a room in Atlanta.
And when they walked into that room, I thought, Wow, I could be in the FBI.
They gave me a job.
And as soon as I walked into the office, I said, I don,t know what you’re doing.
I wanted an agent.
And the next day, we had a meeting.
And one of the things that happened was, the guy who was the agent for my family said, What is it?
I said “You know, I can’t get my family out of here.”
And he said “Well, we have to give you an assignment.
And we need you to go and talk to a couple of young black men and talk about this.”
And the first thing that they said to me was, You know, “We have to be very careful with this.
We have to have a very high level of confidence.
We can’t let this get out.”
And that was a very, very important thing to them.
And so, that was how I got to the bureau.
And from that moment on, I worked my ass off to keep my family safe, and also I was the only person in the whole country that was working on it.
And because of that, I had an opportunity to go out and do a lot more.
So, you got a lot to learn there.
You got to learn how to use the best tools and the best equipment.
And also you have to keep your mind open.
I learned a lot.
But the most important thing is that you keep your heart open.
You know what I mean?
That’s what you should always do.
You should always look at things the right way.
And if it’s a case of somebody shooting a person, and they’re trying to hurt somebody, and you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, and somebody gets shot, and the officer is there, the officer can come in and help the officer.
But you gotta keep your eye open.
And what’s more important is you gotta be aware of where you’re at.
And be able to say “Oh, yeah, I know this.”
Because if you don’t see that, if you’re not aware of that and you don,ts see that and then you go out there and kill somebody, that person is not going to survive.
And now, the other part is to know how to deal with the emotions.
Because you gotta know what