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Police officer and boxing champion Tiara Brown knocks out stereotypes


I’m very proud that I am a woman and that I’m a boxer and a police officer and that I can hold my own Boxing was a family thing We would gather around the TV, sit on the floor and all would watch the VHS and I was like ‘I think I want to do that’ You have people who still feel that women should not compete in boxing or MMA or things of that nature but my question is why? This is 2018, this is not 1950. Most of my sparring partners are actually guys and I try to take it light on them so I don’t break their, you know, spirits *sirens* ‘I think he went into the gas station’ I’ve always loved law enforcement ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to get the bad guy, like the worst of the worst guy and when I came up here initially for boxing, there were a lot of police officers in the gym that I was going to and I was like ‘man, oh my gosh, these guys are super cool’ and I looked up the Metropolitan Police Department and I saw their code of ethics and their morals and I was like, ok, I think I want to be a part of this. I take my boxing discipline with me at work and when I’m at work, I take that discipline with me to boxing because people try to get underneath your skin when you’re in the ring and when you’re at work, people try to get underneath your skin really, like times a thousand I like talking things out
thousand I like talking things out I just look for the alternative route
I like talking things out I just look for the alternative route always
I just look for the alternative route always I got bullied a lot right, cause I was small
I got bullied a lot right, cause I was small and I didn’t like– I liked to box
right, cause I was small and I didn’t like– I liked to box but I didn’t like to fight
and I didn’t like– I liked to box but I didn’t like to fight boxing is a sport, it’s fun
but I didn’t like to fight boxing is a sport, it’s fun it’s a game. Fighting on the street
boxing is a sport, it’s fun it’s a game. Fighting on the street that’s something different, that’s dangerous that’s
it’s a game. Fighting on the street that’s something different, that’s dangerous that’s two people are very upset
that’s something different, that’s dangerous that’s two people are very upset I didn’t like those things and
two people are very upset I didn’t like those things and the neighborhood that I grew up in
I didn’t like those things and the neighborhood that I grew up in That’s what they were used to doing
the neighborhood that I grew up in That’s what they were used to doing If I meet an individual and they give me a little lip I ask them, is it the badge or is it
and they give me a little lip I ask them, is it the badge or is it me that you’re giving the lip to
I ask them, is it the badge or is it me that you’re giving the lip to don’t judge me because you see a badge
me that you’re giving the lip to don’t judge me because you see a badge judge me for how I treat you
don’t judge me because you see a badge judge me for how I treat you the same way you don’t want me to judge you
judge me for how I treat you the same way you don’t want me to judge you because of your description. You may fit a profile, and most of the days it works out, it works out It’s all about community, community is first You can’t fight violence with violence you can’t conquer hate with hate, only love can do that, so I feel like if you speak to people the way you want to be spoken to, or your family
if you speak to people the way you want to be spoken to, or your family everything will work out, regardless
you want to be spoken to, or your family everything will work out, regardless of how someone treats me,
everything will work out, regardless of how someone treats me, it’s about how I treat them
of how someone treats me, it’s about how I treat them that’s what defines who I am
it’s about how I treat them that’s what defines who I am It’s just the feeling when I walk into a room that’s
It’s just the feeling when I walk into a room that’s full of– any gym in the District of
I walk into a room that’s full of– any gym in the District of Columbia I can walk into and everyone’s just
full of– any gym in the District of Columbia I can walk into and everyone’s just ‘It’s Tiara’ and all the kids
Columbia I can walk into and everyone’s just ‘It’s Tiara’ and all the kids want to come up and hug me
‘It’s Tiara’ and all the kids want to come up and hug me It’s the best feeling in the world, really
want to come up and hug me It’s the best feeling in the world, really that I inspire those who
It’s the best feeling in the world, really that I inspire those who may not feel that they can do
that I inspire those who may not feel that they can do it or may have lost hope in
may not feel that they can do it or may have lost hope in themselves and they see what I’ve been through and I
it or may have lost hope in themselves and they see what I’ve been through and I kept going and I keep going
themselves and they see what I’ve been through and I kept going and I keep going and that’s something in itself.
kept going and I keep going and that’s something in itself.

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