Early this morning at work I was talking to one of Hattiesburg's finest, a Strike Team officer ( their job is to respond to violent crimes ) who was complaining about the police bashing going on. The officer is a black guy in his late thirties and from looking at him you don't want to be on his bad side. When we discussed the Ferguson shooting he told me that he would have responded the same as officer Wilson regardless of the color of the attackers skin. He said that if you violently invade his space and try to take his weapon it's not going to end well for you. He has always been proud to be a policeman and nothing is going to change that. He just doesn't understand why the gov't isn't standing up for law enforcement. I told him that the vast majority of Americans support the police and that the bad press will pass. Then I thanked him for what he does for the community and he left. Guys like him need to be thanked.