FERGUSON EFFECT-THE PHRASE THAT WON’T GO AWAY

Recently in the city of brotherly love a veteran beat cop, whilst walking his beat, got flagged down by a bus driver. Upon investigating the situation the officer was advised that an unruly passenger absolutely refused to leave the public conveyance.

The officer entered the passenger area and requested that the rider leave the bus. He immediately came under a withering verbal attack. “I ain’t leavin’ this muthafuckin’ bus and you can’t make me…” This is only the beginning. The officer advised this ill-mannered sloth that he would physically remove the babbling, seething, foul mouthed female.

As soon as he said that about forty cellphones came out. Obviously to record his every move and attempt to put the officer in an unflattering light.

The officer quickly realized that if he did, in fact, remove this person he would be the latest viral post in a slew of video’s involving cops and the public they are sworn to “serve and protect.”

In an absolutely brilliant move the cop requested that the bus driver ask for another bus to transport the passengers…minus Miss loudmouth. After about twenty minutes another bus arrived and the passengers were on their way.

The violator, given a summons and released. Kinda funny that the drama subsided after all the cellphones went away.

Props to this streetwise and determined officer. may god walk with him on his appointed rounds. Cops have a hard enough time without having to deal with the…that’s right, the FERGUSON EFFECT. It certainly won’t go away anytime soon. police officers must be prepared to deal with this type of incidents on a regular basis.

That’s OK. Police have, over generations, been faced with challenges and obstacles. They will overcome and persevere. The bad guys will fall by the wayside. An early death due to as risk behavior, the correctional system or become productive members of society. Time will tell and justice MUST remain.

About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.
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