From my blog, two years ago, January 14, 2015:
In 1970, the late Joe South wrote and recorded what is called in the music business a “message song,” “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.”
If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour
If we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind,
If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego
I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’ve been blind,
Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes
I’m sure most would agree that being a police officer is no easy task, especially these days when criticism seems to run rampant. One of those critics is a civil rights activist in Phoenix named Jarrett Maupin.
FOX 10 News in Phoenix committed a flagrant act of journalism (Any Milwaukee media folks interested?) that had Maupin walk in the shoes of police and remarkably have a change in attitude.