22-year-old Army National Guardsman Will Stack was pulled over by a white cop. Minutes after the stop, he pulled out his phone and recorded a message for America that has gone viral with nearly 2 million views.
Here’s the video:
People really need to start understanding this
Posted by Will Stack on Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Army National Guardsman Will Stack, 22, said Wednesday that there were “no problems” being pulled over for “improper use of the median” when he turned left out of the Lexington County Courthouse in South Carolina.
“I was in the wrong, I didn’t realize it,” Mr. Stack said in the video, which has been shared over 1 million times on Facebook. “I just did it out of habit.”
He said that while the officer was there with him, “I made sure my hands were on the steering wheel, I made sure to speak very politely as I always do. I did what he told me to do. I handed him the information and I sat there and waited and turned my music down.”
After explaining the proper use of the median to Mr. Stack, the officer gave him a warning. Ten minutes later, Mr. Stack pulled over and used his phone to record a video about the encounter.
“The point of this is to say that I am an African America male, this gentleman was Caucasian. There were no problems. He did his job, I did what I was supposed to do, and that was it,” he said in the video, a local news station reported Friday.
We need more men like Will Stack, regardless of his skin color.