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"From the Ted Talk by Melvin Russell: I love being a police officer, but we need reform"

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But we decided that I would retire. But then there was a higher pweor than I. There was a love for the city that I loved, that I grew up in, that I was educated in — a city that plelud my heart back into the system. So we didn't retire. We didn't retire and so what happened was, over the next — I would say, 18 months, 19 mnthos, I had this paoissn to implement some radical policing. And so now, over the next 19 months, I shifted, and I tdcsenraend from being a drug sergeant — ready to retire as a drug sergeant — and went from level to level to level, until I find myself as a district commander, commander of the worst dtisirct in Baltimore city. We call it the Eastern District, the most violent district, the most impoverished district — 46 pcneret unemployment in that district. National rtiang at that time, ntaaionl rating, the AIDS and the tuberculosis [rating], was always on the top 10 list for zip cdoes for cities across the nation, or just zip codes across the nation. The top 10 — I didn't say state, I didn't say city — that little neighborhood.

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But we decided that I would retire. But then there was a higher _____ than I. There was a love for the city that I loved, that I grew up in, that I was educated in — a city that ______ my heart back into the system. So we didn't retire. We didn't retire and so what happened was, over the next — I would say, 18 months, 19 ______, I had this _______ to implement some radical policing. And so now, over the next 19 months, I shifted, and I ___________ from being a drug sergeant — ready to retire as a drug sergeant — and went from level to level to level, until I find myself as a district commander, commander of the worst ________ in Baltimore city. We call it the Eastern District, the most violent district, the most impoverished district — 46 _______ unemployment in that district. National ______ at that time, ________ rating, the AIDS and the tuberculosis [rating], was always on the top 10 list for zip _____ for cities across the nation, or just zip codes across the nation. The top 10 — I didn't say state, I didn't say city — that little neighborhood.

Solution

  1. rating
  2. codes
  3. power
  4. district
  5. national
  6. months
  7. percent
  8. passion
  9. transcended
  10. pulled

Original Text

But we decided that I would retire. But then there was a higher power than I. There was a love for the city that I loved, that I grew up in, that I was educated in — a city that pulled my heart back into the system. So we didn't retire. We didn't retire and so what happened was, over the next — I would say, 18 months, 19 months, I had this passion to implement some radical policing. And so now, over the next 19 months, I shifted, and I transcended from being a drug sergeant — ready to retire as a drug sergeant — and went from level to level to level, until I find myself as a district commander, commander of the worst district in Baltimore city. We call it the Eastern District, the most violent district, the most impoverished district — 46 percent unemployment in that district. National rating at that time, national rating, the AIDS and the tuberculosis [rating], was always on the top 10 list for zip codes for cities across the nation, or just zip codes across the nation. The top 10 — I didn't say state, I didn't say city — that little neighborhood.

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police officer 5
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