The above picture of a black South Carolina state trooper coming to the aid of a white racist member of the Ku Klux Clan has gone viral. The photo was taken at a rally held in Columbia, SC, organized by the Clan to protest the removal of the old Confederate flag from the State House there.
The man in question is wearing a T shirt with the National Socialist Movement logo printed on it.
Apparently the unidentified man became overheated and so officer Leroy Smith helped him to get out of the sun.
This qualifies as one of those “you had to see it to believe it” photographs.
Yes Officer Smith was doing his job, but he could have avoided helping the man if he really did not wish to do so.
Would any Jewish or black civilian have helped the man under the same circumstances.
The photograph was posted to Twitter by Rob Godfrey with the caption:
“not an uncommon example of humanity in SC: Leroy Smith helps white supremacist to shelter & water as heat bears down.”