A black surgeon who helped save the lives of Dallas Police officers shot by a sniper July 7 has admitted he fears for his safety when it comes to encounters with law enforcement. Keep reading for the heartbreaking revelations by Dr. Brian Williams.
This is SO sad! One of the surgeons who operated on Dallas Police officers injured by crazed sniper Micah Johnson, 25, has admitted that as a black man, he fears law enforcement officers. Even though it never for once impacted his job that terrible night, Dr. Brian Williams revealed at a news conference that even though he does his best to show his respect for police, he still worries for his personal safety when around officers in uniform.
“It’s much more complicated for me personally because it’s not just about that one night,” Dr. Brian Williams, staff surgeon at Parkland Hospital, emotionally revealed at a news conference July 11. “I don’t know what I’m going to do about that, because it’s certainly a struggle. There’s this dichotomy where I’m standing with law enforcement, but I also personally feel and understand that angst when you cross the path of an officer in uniform and you’re fearing for your safety. I’ve been there and I understand that,” he emotionally confessed. “But for me that does not condone disrespecting or killing police officers.”
“That’s something I’m struggling with constantly, and I truly don’t know what I’m going to do next,” he admitted. Dr. Williams then went on to describe how he’s always tried to treat law enforcement officers with respect, picking up their meal tabs at restaurants and even buying an officer some ice cream while out with his daughter.
“I want my daughter to see me interacting with police that way, so she doesn’t grow up with the same burden I carry when it comes to interacting with law enforcement. I want the Dallas Police to also see me, a black man, and understand that I support you, I will defend you and I will care for you,” he said.
“That doesn’t mean that I do not fear you. That doesn’t mean if you approach me, I will not immediately have a visceral reaction and start worrying for my personal safety. But I will control that the best I can and not let that impact how I deal with law enforcement.” Whew, that’s some heavy stuff.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised by Dr. Williams’ candid admission?