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Flint Sheriff sharing why he put down his gear and walked with protestors

17:39 | Jun 12, 2020

Episodes Notes

Sheriff Chris Swanson says the greatest moment of his life was when "the spirit came down" and inspired him to preach love during a protest.

With tensions high and emotions on edge following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a sheriff in Flint, Michigan on the front lines of a Black Lives Matter demonstration put down his gear and began preaching.

The protest, which took place in late May, started off small but grew by the hour.

The group eventually made its way towards the local police department and as this happened officers, who had witnessed what was happening in other parts of the U.S., prepared for a riot by grabbing their batons and shields and creating a frontline.

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