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Protect & Serve?

My urge to write anything has been quelled lately. This is due largely in part to the various killings that have taken place most recently. I am filled with various emotions, but words truly escape my mind. Melissa Harris-Perry gave a haunting  tribute to some of the men that were wrongfully murdered & unarmed at the time of their deaths. From Sean Bell to Oscar Grant to Eric Garner to Michael Brown, you can’t help but feel solemn as their pictures flash across the screen.

Perry stated that, “From 2006 to 2012 a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country.”  This is unacceptable. I have to wonder if these cops were afraid, impatient, or simply bloodthirsty?  How can the people that are here to ‘protect & serve” kill in cold blood?  The Police need to be policed! Though I am a black woman, I recognize that this is not just a black/white racial issue… It’s a HUMAN race issue. We have to start protecting and serving ourselves by opening up the dialogue with our children and teens. Let’s discuss racism, prejudice, and the history of all this in an open and honest manner. Let’s write, protest, make petitions & do whatever else it takes to stop the blood from spilling in the streets.  Most of all be sure to reinforce, love, acceptance, and tolerance. ALL lives matter. What happens to one, affects us all.

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This entry was posted on August 21, 2014 by in Epiphanies!, Injustice and the Unacceptable! and tagged , , , , .
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