Monday, October 9, 2017

There’s Hope for America

Las Vegas Shooting - Watch: Black Survivor’s Response When White Cop Shows Up… There’s Hope for America

Concertgoer Jonathan Smith was at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 when the horrific shooting began.

After helping his own family get out of the line-of-fire, he ran straight into danger to help strangers escape, risking his own life. Smith helped save the lives of at least 30 people, CNN reported.  During his efforts to save others, Smith was hit in the neck and the arm by stray bullets. 

In an interview with Erin Burnett on CNN, Smith recounted that nightmare of an evening. After Burnett repeatedly praised Smith for his extraordinary bravery, he insisted he was not a hero but simply did what anyone would’ve done in a similar position.

After speaking with Smith about all the lives he saved, Burnett surprised Smith with a special guest — the man who saved his life.

It was Las Vegas police officer Tom McGrath. When Smith heard McGrath’s name, he was overcome with emotion and began to weep.  McGrath told Burnettt that Smith’s actions were “extraordinary.”

Choking back tears, Smith said he didn’t know what to say when he heard McGrath’s voice, adding that he owed the officer his life.  Smith said McGrath never left his side and even put his finger in the wound to help stop the bleeding.  “Officer McGrath — who I now consider as a brother … It didn’t matter what race I was, it doesn’t matter what race anybody was at that time — all we see was a human life.”

The bond these two men shared is exactly what race relations would look like in America if Democrats weren’t using every opportunity available to drive a wedge between races. 

We’re Americans — and we’re all human beings created by God. That’s what matters and what we should all focus on — not race-baiting identity politics.

What an amazing story that shines a light of hope for our country. On the night of the Las Vegas shooting, the color of people’s skin did not matter — and that’s the way things always should be.

H/T U.K. Metro

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