My wife and I celebrated the New Year in Las Vegas on the rooftop of the Rio Casino in the Voodoo lounge and the experience was amazing. Yes, it was a beautiful venue with a stunning view of Las Vegas and the fireworks show, but what inspired hope in me was the people.
Present were people from every political affiliation, widely varying backgrounds and life style choices, yet everyone was able to put aside all of their difference to share an experience. Everyone was excited about ending the year and looking forward to the possibilities of this year to come. Imagine a world were people could put aside their differences to achieve a common goal. The results would be astonishing.
If we could expand this event to the rest of the United States and to cover the remaining 364 days of the upcoming year, certainly 148 law enforcement personnel would not have tragically died. In fact, if we could hold that moment and comradery 24/7 for an entire year, we would not have the exhausting demand we have on law enforcement today.
Sadly, this outcome is not achievable, however that doesn’t mean that we can’t make giant strides in achieving a better society by accepting our differences and embracing common goals, not only to our benefit, but for the betterment of our children and their children.
Hope alone will not get us there, but hope can inspire action. Taking action is exacting what Humane Policing is planning on doing this year, the next, and how ever long it takes to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Because our children deserve our effort to make the world a better place for them.
I encourage everyone to join me in this noble goal. Humane Policing will be making major announcements in the near future, to explain just how we are going to take action. Like and follow us to receive all of the exciting updates.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”-Nelson Mandela
Darron Spencer is the author of Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance and founder of Humane Policing – Transforming Police Culture. For more information, visit humanepolicing.com.