Cops Bridge Gap with Students
THESE DAYS-- POLICE OFFICERS OFTEN GET A BAD RAP... THE NEGATIVE PERCEPTION CREATING STRONG RESISTANCE AMONG THE COMMUNITY. BUT SOME HIGH SCHOOL KIDS ARE PROVING THOSE BARRIERS CAN BE BROKEN.. AND THEY'RE SHOWING *HOW* IN THEIR OWN WAY.
CBS 58'S MARSHANNA HESTER HAS THE STORY ALL NEW AT 10. nats video: there's such a difference between us.
IT STARTS WITH ADELE..
"57.53 we're trying to get you, hello."
"nat video: hello from the other side."
nats video: pipe it up, pipe it up.
"57.58 we're dabbing its a dance move."
NEXT-- A BLAST FROM THE PAST...
"nat video: making my way downtown...
MUSIC-- THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE,
"53.41 we see past the badges."
A GROUP OF STUDENTS IS USING TO CHANCE PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE.
"56.31 I wanted people to see what I saw. before i was that person who didn't care about the police."
Kiara Riser|Junior, Case High School
THE VIDEO IS A REFLECTION OF A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP THAT STARTED INSIDE CASE HIGH SCHOOL.
JUSTINE JUSTMAN HAS BEEN THE RESOURCE OFFICER FOR 5 YEARS.
"54.34 she was one of my role models I looked up too. i'm grateful|Dangleo Green|senior, Case High School
that i met her because if i didn't i still wouldn't know what I want to do in like five years."
A MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB CAME UP WITH THE FUN IDEA TO SHOW ALL POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT BAD.
"35.38 they influence all the other kids. (tie bites) 35.45 we have tons more kidsOfficer Justine Justman|Mt. Pleasant Police Department
who feel comfortable with us, come talk to us and include us in stuff."
BUT SOME OF THE STUDENTS ADMIT, IT'S NOT EASY...
WALKING THE HALLS THEY GET CALLED NAMES FOR HANGING OUT WITH OFFICERS.
"51.05 i don't think we let it get to us as much as we should. (tie bites) Anais Hernandez|Junior, Case High Schoo51.18 but like honestly, out of that uniform, they're just like us. they're human beings."
HUMAN BEINGS WHO WANT THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW...
Officer Eric Oertel, Mt. Pleasant Police Department
"44.51 those officers wearing these badgesOfficer Eric Oertel|Mt. Pleasant Police Departmentare relateable. they can be approached and they're only here to help them."
AND SOMETIMES, ENTERTAIN...
"55.04 give everyone a chance, you never know where it could take you."
IN RACINE, MH CBS 58 NEWS.
CASE HIGH SCHOOL ALSO HAS THE "STOP" PROGRAM-- STUDENTS TALKING IT OVER WITH POLICE.
STARTED BY MILWAUKEE POLICE-- THE 7-WEEK CIRRICULUM GIVES STUDENTS A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT OFFICERS DO AND WHY.