After being shot, he asked the officer why he discharged his weapon. The office allegedly told him, “I don’t know.”
You are different from me. You are beautiful. I celebrate you. I respect you. I think you’re smart. I think you’re capable of anything, I think you are changing the world in beautiful ways.
Montrell Jackson wanted very much to see his city get better, and he gave his last full measure of devotion to achieve that goal.
Dear God, I am afraid.
“I’ve experienced fear while witnessing and recording two officers beat and throw around another relative of mine (male) while they were already in handcuffs. Yet, I’ve also experienced an officer giving my friend and I a ride home because we were stranded in the middle of the night.”
When did the third and fourth letters in the alphabet—CDs—warrant taking a life?
“I was in Iraq & even in an actual theater of war, unless you were immediately fired on we had several steps to go through before kill shots.”
Change is taking the time to understand someone who is different than yourself. Change is recognizing injustice, recognizing one’s own privilege, change is the opposite of ease.
There is still a lot of good out there.
We are accusing friends of different races about not understanding what it’s like. We are putting up divides and creating our own segregation out of a disagreement in opinion.