‘People get overwhelmed by senseless violence and think they can’t fix it, but they can reconcile and heal and forgive.’
‘We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.’
We’re not saying black lives don’t matter if we wait until the facts are in on any violent incident before rushing to use it to push our preferred solutions.
Black Lives Matter protests the country over have turned violent. This is not the way to get justice.
Amid calls to reduce police violence, we need to consider whether we really want police to enforce the regulations of an overweening administrative state.
Philando Castile was our precious brother who was created in the image of God, and we should mourn his death and continue to pray for true equality.
As black Americans shout, yell, and cry that their lives matter, the eerie silence of white Americans carefully balancing causes and solutions whispers back, ‘No, they don’t.’
An ugly news story breaks, and many people’s immediate impulse is to run interference for the cops. They should restrain it. After all, police are people, too.
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