Without getting into the politics of things, recent media and current events have placed law enforcement under the eye of public scrutiny. With most of the press focusing on the negative and placing emphasis on the bad seeds of the force, we at LOWRIDER wanted to go against the grain and shed positive light on an officer who definitely makes a difference.
Rudy Campos Jr. is a police officer who’s indeed a Roll Model, for not only the general public but also for the lowriding community. As a member of Bridge Town Oldies, a well-known San Gabriel Valley bomb car club, Rudy is an avid lowrider who owns a 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster. With its massive presence and smooth lines, it’s a beast of a vehicle but he rides with pride and upholds the lowriding lifestyle with the same integrity he holds in his professional career.
So be sure to scope out the next episode of Roll Models and let’s all remember that a few bad seeds should never be a reason to paint an entire force—or community—with a single stroke.
The brush of ignorance and generalization is what creates more trouble than it’s worth, and we of all people should know. You see, even the negative stigma of “lowriders” is one that is based off of the negative actions of just a few, but that negative stereotype is one that we battle daily, which is another reason we started Roll Models.
So let’s welcome Rudy Campos Jr. in this latest segment. Be sure to let us know how you feel about each of our segments and don’t forget that your input is crucial to creating an even better format with more content. On that note, be sure to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any considerations for future editions of Roll Models and thank you for your support.