To listen to the leftwing media narrative, to be young is to be radically liberal. It’s true that too many members of the future generation have been conditioned to value feelings over reason, to value “social justice” above all socio-political realities. However, not all is lost. There are still many who understand right and wrong.
One such person is Lexi Kozhevsky, a 19 year-old nursing student at St. Louis University. The war against police rages on and violence threatens to erupt in Ferguson to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, a convenience store robber who attacked a police officer and died in the process.
But Kozhevsky stepped-in.
As the lone barrier between police and the angry rioters, Kozhevsky stood strong to act as a human shield for police officers after rioters tossed rocks and frozen water bottles at police.
“If anything comes their way, I would rather it hit me than them, because they’ve already been through a lot and I don’t think they deserve that,” she explained to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The photo of her standing strong for the police has gone viral and is inspirational to many who have believed that only madness exists in Ferguson.
In a Snapchat video, Kozhevsky stated,
“Look guys, discrimination is a thing and I get it, but we need to stay with the people who protect us and that’s what I’m doing.”
Appearing out-of-place, Kozhevsky was interviewed by the Post-Dispatch and she revealed that she supports peaceful protest, but that the police need help.
“They have a legitimate reason to protest,” she stressed. “There’s definitely discrimination in America. There’s definitely racism.”
But, she said, “this one case out of many is not the one that should be glorified.”
The nursing student explained her position and noted that she was raised to want to help people. At the moment, the police need the help.
On Tuesday, after her picture went viral, the modest teenager declined further comment, simply stating, “I don’t think I want to be in the spotlight anymore.”
We have a long way to go as a country if we are to turn this thing around. However, it’s undeniably endearing to see that in this day and age where lawlessness and madness is legitimized as free expression, a principled teenager could highlight the importance of standing by those who seek to serve and protect.