No indictment again and more cases involving European American police officers and African American men and children. Persons are in city streets protesting again. Attorney General Eric Holder has revised the 2003 racial profiling guidelines and has expanded them to include gender, gender identity, national origin, religion and sexual orientation. But, do we need to revise our guidelines? Or, does this painful reality of police brutality, of excessive force, of conflict between the police departments and persons within the African American community require more? More than revisions, than updates of what we should do, could do? Perhaps, we need to start all over, scrap our race relations and build our relationships from scratch.
In an age of lawlessness, when we no longer bend the rules but create our own, when we do not respect authority and the authority of the law has been discredited, perhaps newness is needed. A fresh start. The new not simply revised version of our humanity in Christ, that is without profile and is beyond comparison.