The Free Thought Project August 1, 2014
A video has gone viral since being posted to youtube which features a 12-year-old boy, Jeremy Drew, from Las Vegas, calling out a cop for illegally parking on the sidewalk.
The LVPD officer was parked on the sidewalk in order to perform his ‘official’ duties of obtaining a bucket-sized soda from a convenience store.
Despite being completely in the wrong, the cop does the only thing he knows how to do, employ intimidation tactics by asking for ID and alleging that the boy is committing crimes.
While this video is nearly two years old, the heartening display of courage and forthrightness is timeless and should serve as a benchmark for parents today.
If we all taught our children to question authority like 12-year-old Jeremy does, the police state would be a thing of the past.
Enjoy, and please excuse the sideways film, he is only 12 after all.