Mister Trayvon Martin

He was seventeen years old. He was murdered five years ago today. He was a child, never to become a man. Leonard Pitts writes a searing op- ed that asks, “Trayvon Martin had to be guilty of something, right?” I cried as I read the article. The answer is no but many Americans needed him […]

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When the law is not on your side

While I support the law and its enforcement, I do not believe that police officers are above it.  This video of Mr. Levar Jones being shot in the hip by South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert is beyond disturbing and something deeper is troubling me.  It keeps happening. Sure, there are those who will say that it […]

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Police brutality and the unjust judge

“Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, ‘In a certain city, there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.  In that city, there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my […]

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I hugged a police officer yesterday

My family and I were out at a local Chipotle restaurant and I saw a European American police officer standing in line.  I had the unction to hug a police officer last week while standing in line at Panera Bread.  I questioned myself and his potential reaction.  While I was questioning the impulse, he walked […]

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New Revised Version: Profiling guidance is released again

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 […]

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