At that point, they could’ve apologized for the tragic misunderstanding. But as men with guns and power tend to do when their macho consciences need assuaging, they overstay their welcome, continue to get up in folks business, and draw the worst out of their victims.
To start, I don’t condone this kind of behavior. But I understand it very well. And don’t assume this is a black thing. Skateboarders understand it, and tipsy Ravens and Orioles fans understand it just as well.
If we all took the time out to understand it, perhaps we would move one step closer to refrain from wanting to shove police officers. And just maybe, officers might learn better than to stay around to get shoved.