Yesterday, I cried.
Yesterday, two of my greatest nightmares in life were in my face, up close and in person.
One was I cried in public, the other that it was recorded on Zoom. This morning, I was mortified until coming to the clearest realization in my life…
I am going to have to get the fuck over it. Seriously.
The reason for the torrent of my tears is a simple one: my heart is breaking from what I am seeing happening in my country. I can’t believe what I’m witnessing and I have no words.
But as my friend Markeis said, I am not sorry for expressing my emotion. Neither am I.
Police violence and injustice is WRONG. We need to change laws to make Law Enforement Officials accountable for their behavior instead of hiding and running behind their badge whenever they behave like the animals they are supposed be protecting citizens from. I urge the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota to do the right thing. Now is the worst time in the history of the world to be caught on camera doing the wrong thing. If the state’s autopsy on Mr. Floyd is an indication on the lengths government officials will cover up wrongdoing, I urge you to consider one, small but important fact: your name is on all documentation and paperwork. Your decision needs to stand the test of time. Will it be able to?
The protesters who are inciting violence by shooting people, looting and burning businesses, and taking advantage of the misery of others also need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I understand your frustration of not being heard. We all do, but violence will never solve that in the long run. NEVER. The only thing it will do is make a bad situation worse. Please stop violently protesting.
What should we do? Besides prayer, the only solution available is simple. We need to put our thinking caps on and figure out a way to protest without the use of violence. It’s more important now more than ever.