I know that we as a society should be focused on how and why Charles Kinsey, an African-American behavior technician, happened to be shot in the leg by a police officer while helping one of his autistic patients. But instead, I am going to attempt to change the narrative.
Kinsey deserves a significant amount of respect and thanks from the Miami-Dade community and the American public, because he was demonstrating complete compassion for his patient while displaying de-escalation techniques for both this patient and law enforcement.
Everyone take a moment and place yourself in Kinsey’s shoes. How many of us could handle that situation like he did?
Be honest with yourself, not many of us could.
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This, in itself, is one of the greatest acts of courage and leadership I have ever seen.
I thank him for his courage, leadership and sense of responsibility.
Marcus Hochman, Viera