Lots of people in Connersville, Indiana, are upset or puzzled about the firing of police officer Brian Hamilton. A 14-year veteran of the force, Hamilton was kicked out after he wouldn’t stop preaching the gospel to people he pulled over for alleged traffic infractions.
Even after his superiors told him to stop because he was clearly violating citizens’ First and Fourth Amendment rights, Hamilton went right back to giving unsuspecting motorists his Jesus schtick.
Says one woman interviewed by WRTV, the local ABC channel:
“I wish other officers would do that. Maybe it might touch my kids’ heart that they would [get to] church and give their heart to God.”
The interviewer then asks, not unreasonably, whether that should be the role of a police officer. And she responds, without even letting him finish,
“It should be the role of anybody.”