Tired Of “Bad” Attitudes Towards Police This Former NBA Star Wants To Run For Sheriff

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Shaq for Sheriff

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There is no denying that attitudes towards law enforcement were negatively impacted during Obama’s tenure. Mainstream media didn’t help the situation by reporting half-truths about every officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of a minority suspect. Police officers have since been depicted as racists and bigots and a painting depicting as much was hung in the Capitol building earlier this year.

However, not everyone has fallen victim to adopting the liberal narrative about law enforcement personnel, and some even want to change it. Former NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal, is one of those people. He plans to run for Sheriff in 2020 and hopes he can improve the relationship between communities and police.

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Shaq isn’t sure quite yet, about where he will make his run. He could run in Henry county, GA where he is a resident or he could run in Florida where he also lives part-time.

There is also a chance he might move to a new district if he sees more of a need. Per Fox News Insider, Shaq said his run is “not about politics.”  

“This is about bringing people closer together,” he said. Shaq also said his main objective was to…

Restore Respect for Police

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“You know, when I was coming up, people loved and respected the police, the deputies. And, I want to be the one to bring that back, especially in the community I serve,” said Shaq. He believes his own personal experiences make him uniquely qualified to work in law enforcement. 

“I can throw on a suit and have a conversation with Bill Gates. I can go in the hood and talk to the homies, and talk to the children,” 

Although and ardent supporter of both the military and law enforcement, some are concerned about his inexperience. He has been sworn in as an honorary deputy in Clayton county.

Nevertheless, Shaq said he would make-up for any experience he lacked, by “building a solid team.” 

Hmm, sounds like another guy we know, doesn’t it?

 

 

 

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