With the constant onslaught of terrible stories of police brutality in the news, the public is demanding that officers are held accountable for their actions. But it’s clear that body cameras are not enough.
We need to get at the root of the problem, which is ensuring that officers are making the right decisions in the heat of the moment, rather than acting on irrational fears. And how can we do that? By requiring cops to wear W.W.J.D. bracelets as part of their uniforms.
Picture this: a police officer pulls over a black man for, I dunno, speeding I guess? He asks for the driver’s license and registration, and as the man reaches into his pocket for his wallet, the officer experiences a moment of panic. Legitimately fearing for his life and definitely not acting on a lifetime of deeply ingrained racial prejudices, the officer reaches for his gun. But then he stops and gazes at his W.W.J.D. bracelet, and takes a moment to contemplate his choices.
What does the cop do next? Whatever Jesus tells him to do. And you can’t argue with Jesus!