Today’s post is simply me reposting a feel good story I received from The Daily GOOD. It’s a reminder that not all cops are bad. Let’s find the good ones and support them.
Acclaimed rapper The Game made headlines last week when he joined Snoop Dogg for a peaceful protest march in Los Angeles that was designed to help foster better communications between the black community and the Los Angeles Police Department. But his latest move might be even more historic. Continue reading
After Tamir Rice was killed in Ohio
, social media exploded with
anger about the killing, as it
explodes after every
police shooting. In response, Governor John Kasich created committees to research police/community relations. This led to the creation of new “use of excessive force
” standards for the state of Ohio. Fantastic, right? Not so much. Continue reading
I hope we have vented and cried about how upset we are about the recent shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, and we’re now ready to DO something about it. Hashtags are not us doing something.
I heard Eric Garner’s mother make a powerful statement the day after the shooting:
“This [shooting of citizens by the police] is not a hashtag to me. This is my life. I will never see my son again.”
(I liberally paraphrased her, but you can find the actual quote if you Google it).
We can’t just hashtag our lives away. We have to DO something! So here’s what I do and will do. Continue reading
July 8, 2016
County Executive, Prince George’s County
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Dear Mr. Baker,
My name is Melissa Andrews. I live in the Perrywood community in Upper Marlboro. I have two sons, ages 8 and 5. The recent shooting of Alton Sterling has prompted me to write you.
My family has no plans to move from Prince George’s County. That means that my sons will grow up here. They will learn to drive here. Their first encounter with the police will most likely be in this county – a county that is still trying to overcome a reputation that includes a brutal police force. I have to tell you that I am terrified that my sons could be shot and killed during a stop with the police. Continue reading