Daniel Greene, a black man who was fatally shot in 2013, told The American Conservatives that he is not a racist and is proud to be an American.
Greene said he had a great relationship with his family and community.
“The first day I went to work, I met my family.
The day I left, I went home and cried and cried.
I loved my family, I loved everybody,” Greene said.”
When I came back from work that night, the first thing I did was hug my wife, who was pregnant with our first child.
She was crying.
It’s been six years since I’ve been home.
I’m still crying.”
Greene was the subject of a viral Facebook video in which a man can be heard saying, “I hate you Daniel.
You are a racist.”
He said he has been a resident of the Greene County community for 25 years.
He said that he has no regrets about his actions, and is grateful for the community’s support and that he would be willing to discuss the matter further.
“I’m grateful for everybody, not just the police, but the entire community.
I was not alone in my decision,” Greene added.”
If you’re going to be a good citizen, you have to have respect for the law.
The police are there to protect everybody, and I think that’s what I have done.”
The man who shot Greene, Michael Grier, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a crime, and possession of marijuana.
He was sentenced to six months in prison in February.