Never Run From Controversy

I shared this with a young woman who felt the need to constantly defend her mother from her fellow students, whenever controversial incidents happen with law enforcement; her mother is in law enforcement. Her mother would tell her not to defend her at all fearing her daughter would be marginalized or targeted. But she could not help it, her mother is a hero to her. She is also interested in becoming a police officer. She asked me how I dealt with being an officer whenever questionable incident occur.

I told her “Never run from controversy. For from controversy comes focus (on you.) From that focus comes your truth.”

We must stand our ground when we are justified in our actions. Always see controversy as a means to educate.