Black officer helps racist demonstrator

Amid angry demonstrations over the US Confederate flag, a quiet gesture of human kindness unfolded on the steps to South Carolina’s Statehouse.

A white man overcome by the sweltering heat and wearing a Nazi swastika on his T-shirt was escorted to rest and shelter by a black man wearing an officer’s uniform.

That man in the uniform was Leroy Smith, who runs the state Department of Public Safety, and a photo of his encounter with the racist demonstrator wearing the swastika has gone viral on the internet. Continue reading

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