Last week a cop was a good guy. A really good guy. A great guy. Last week a cop saved a life. That’s not normal, right? Usually we hear tales of police brutality, cops being assholes, abusing power, getting away with murder.
I don’t like that stuff. It sucks. It represents how ugly and corrupt humanity can be and can cause us to lose faith in the system that is supposed to be in place to protect us. It’s not comforting at all and it can very justifiably lead to cynicism about all police officers. Just look at how many songs are made in protest of miscarriages of justice and wrong-doings by cops. That is almost what we have come to expect.
Last week something different happened. A man was playing basketball in a men’s league in my hometown and his left arm started hurting. Breathing became a difficult task for him. He was laboring. A call was put in to 911 but he told them not to send an ambulance because his insurance wasn’t good. His friend agreed that he would drive him to the hospital. Thankfully a police officer had already shown up at the gym as he was alerted to the situation by the 911 dispatcher because right then is when the man went down.
The man went unconscious and appeared to have stopped breathing. The officer acted quickly and administered CPR for approximately a minute and then used the defibrillator and was able to revive the man. An ambulance was called and while the man did have another heart attack on the way to the hospital, he survived and is now in stable condition. That cop saved a life.
The song I’m posting to go along with this story is similarly heavy in subject matter. It’s a track from SGC concerning his peers’ reckless ways resulting in premature deaths. He touches on suicides, ODs, etc. He cries out for change and for people to take more responsibility. Check it out:
BONUS: SGC recently recorded a track with Traver in which they both spit a verse on the instrumental of “Mind Fuck” by Pusha T and Tyler the Creator, listen below:
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