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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 I gotta tell you this: these last few years, as much as we had learned to become great proactive police officers and great __________ police officers rather than reactive, these last years have disappointed me. They have broken my _____. The uprising still _____. It still hurts my heart, because truly I believe that it should've never ________. I believe it should've never happened if we were allowed to continue along the vein that we were in, servicing our community, treating them like human beings, treating them with _______, loving on them first. If we continued in that vein, it would've never happened. But somehow, we went back to ________ as usual.

Solution

  1. hurts
  2. heart
  3. happened
  4. respect
  5. relational
  6. business

Original Text

But I gotta tell you this: these last few years, as much as we had learned to become great proactive police officers and great relational police officers rather than reactive, these last years have disappointed me. They have broken my heart. The uprising still hurts. It still hurts my heart, because truly I believe that it should've never happened. I believe it should've never happened if we were allowed to continue along the vein that we were in, servicing our community, treating them like human beings, treating them with respect, loving on them first. If we continued in that vein, it would've never happened. But somehow, we went back to business as usual.

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