Peace, Tolerance or Justice

 

Chants at corner of 5th and Pike St during the Black Lives Matter protest, in Seattle, WA, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.  (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Chants at corner of 5th and Pike St during the Black Lives Matter protest, in Seattle, WA, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
(Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Dear Readers,

Across the country much is being said about the wave of police shootings. Protesters are taking to the streets, and city leaders are asking for patients, peace, tolerance and unity. Yet, the violence against black men continues, and rascal tension persist between white officers in the African-American communities. While addressing an audience at St. Patrick Cathedral, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, ” We’re far, far from perfect but we’ve come a long way.” I say, ” We are moving back wards.”

They say, ” Black Lives Matter.” I say, ” All life Matter”

In the words of Rodney King, a black male who was violently beaten by L. A. officers in 1992, at a press conference he asked, ” Can we all get along? Can we stop making it horrible for the older people and kids?… It’s just not right. We are all stuck here for a while. Lets try to work it out.”

What Say you?

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