In the wake of numerous police shootings and attacks targeting cops that have left several dead on all sides, the relationship between the police and African-Americans seems to be at an all-time low. It's understandable then, that when Tim McMillan, a police officer in New Hampshire, pulled a black teenager over for texting and driving, the driver was paralyzed with fear.
McMillan took to Facebook to share how he helped to reassure the teenager.
"I pulled a car over last night for texting and driving. When I went to talk to the driver, I found a young black male, who was looking at me like he was absolutely terrified with his hands up.""He said, 'What do you want me to do officer?' His voice was quivering. He was genuinely scared.""I just looked at him for a moment, because what I was seeing made me sad. I said, "I just don't want you to get hurt."