Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tweet Goes Viral Showing SC Officer Helping White Supremacist in Medical Distress During KKK Rally at SC State House

Above is a powerful photo which son Rob, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of South Carolina, took with his cell phone during a KKK Rally at the SC State House this weekend, which continues to appear across the country, here at Philly.com. 

Below is his original tweet which went viral; 5000 retweets and counting at this point (photo was included):
Rob Godfrey @RobGodfrey: ·
"not an uncommon example of humanity in SC: Leroy Smith helps white supremacist to shelter & water as heat bears down."

As an aside, Officer Leroy Smith is Major Leroy Smith, Director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and he sits on the Governor's Cabinet.  He is generally always in uniform, not coat and tie, working along side his fellow officers, so as to be perceived as an equal by them.

Such a poignant and inspiring image and tweet, as South Carolina continues to set an example for the nation of civility, forgiveness, and redemption.

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