Bitter or Better: Doing More with Less


November 9, 2023

RaShad Bristo is a native and resident of Mansfield, LA. RaShad's childhood dream was to become a police officer. He decided to pursue that dream after graduating from Grambling State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Hired and deputized by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, RaShad was sent to the police academy. After going through weeks of vigorous training, he was denied certification to become a Peace Officer just days before graduation. Opposition and discrimination met RaShad head on. Having one arm had all of a sudden become a crime in itself. Emotionally wounde...

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