How Dare You!”: Cop’s Powerful Response to Deadly Shooting of Alton Sterling #OfficerNakiaJones Read more: http://thegedsection.com/blogs/how-dare-you-cop-s-powerful-response-to-deadly-shooting-of-alton-sterling-officernakiajones

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One cop is just as fed up as we are…and spoke about the murder of #AltonSterling. #OfficerNakiaJones

ICYMI: Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death Tuesday (7/5/16) in front of a convenience store in Louisiana as he lay on the ground with two police officers on top of him Tuesday morning. A cellphone video of the horrific incident posted to social media has sparked national attention and outrage.

In her own video posted the following day, Officer Nakia Jones of Ohio rehashed the pain she felt after hearing about Sterling’s death and how he was killed.
“It tore me up, because I got to see what you all see,” she said. “If I wasn’t a police officer…I would be saying, ‘look at this racist stuff, look at this’. And it hurt me.”

Nakia became a police officer in 1996 to make a difference in peoples’ lives. “I knew what it was like to have a parent on drugs. I knew what it was like to watch people be picked on and bullied on…I said I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to be that change. So I became that change.”

She wants everyone to know she wears her uniform proudly. She’s taken guns out of the hands of children and has delivered news to parents that their child would never come home. “What hurts me the most is people who stood in front of a judge, in front of a mayor, and said I swear my oath I will serve and protect this community…if you are white and you work in a black community and you are a racist, you should be ashamed of yourself. If this is not where you want to work at, you need to take your behind somewhere else.

“How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody. How dare you. You should be ashamed of yourself!”

Her powerful and heartfelt video already been viewed more than 2.7 million times, and shared more than 150,000 times. What’s more, the hashtag #OfficerNakiaJones is also trending on social media.
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Of course, there are a few haters, but mostly response to Nakia’s video have been very positive. This comment really sums it up:

You are a true example of a REAL POLICE OFFICER WE RESPECT YOU AND LOVE YOU FOR taking a STAND AND SPEAKING OUT!!! #TAKEITOFF #RESPECT #INTEGRITY #GOODCOP WE LOVE YOU!!!

Thank you, Nakia. We need more cops like you.
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