S: My culture Incident
BC: The Police Officer | Basic Assignment for 10th grade lit. | About Author | Young student at Osborne High School
FC: The Police Officer
1: Page 1 | My incident was one day in early winter when my father and I were driving.While on our way to gather some firewood from this place in Mableton, a speeding cop car drove past us. In my head I was thinking “that cop is going somewhere to help somebody” but all of a sudden he made a u-turn and turned off his sirens.
2: I was thinking “why did he just stop” and then he came behind us and pulled us over. I remember seeing him he was a tall white man with a weird mustache. After he came to my dad's side of the window he said “could you please step out the car sir”. He tried to say this is just a check but I knew that there was some prejudice behind him doing so. After he checked my dad he inspected the car and still found nothing so he left without even an apology or nothing he just left. | Page 2
3: My reaction was that I was terribly angry at that cop and maybe even the whole government system. That police officer just had to ruin my day because he probably had insecurities with black people.
4: The worst part about that day was that we did not get to the firewood place in time so my house went real cold for the next two days. Also my little brother got pneumonia because it was so cold and could have died.
5: That day really disrupted the days of me and my family real bad. My brother was in the hospital for about nine days. My mom had to stay with my brother for those nine days. My dad had to cook which is torture in its self. That experience taught me that not all cops are good and the tiniest incident can interrupt your whole life.