It’s no surprise that tensions between American civilians and the police department are more strained than they’ve ever been at the moment. With social media exposing acts of police brutality instantaneously, more videos of unlawful civilian killings constantly surfacing and the Black Lives Matter movement rapidly gaining momentum and support, these are trying times.
Understandably, a huge amount of American citizens of all ethnicities and backgrounds across the country are angry, disillusioned and distrustful of police officers and departments. This is what created a surprising series of events, when Officer Chuck Thomas of the Homestead Police Department in Pennsylvania encountered a couple at their local diner.
Jesse Meyers, a server at Eat n’ Park was about to seat a couple for their lunch, but they asked to be moved further away when they noticed a table close by with four police officers eating. This is an event that’s occurring more and more frequently across the states, with people refusing to simply accept the fact that police officers are unlawfully killing people of colour and rarely facing any consequences. Well, what happened on this particular occasion between police and civilians was a little bit more inspiring and optimistic.