12.08.2014

Sadness and Injustice



The past couple of weeks I have seen some stuff! And by stuff, you all know what I'm talking about.

In these past couple of weeks there is little left to say that has not already been said about the justice system in the United States.

I've always had trouble processing acts of violence and how another human could take another persons life.

Murder has never made sense to me.
Acts of violence have never made sense to me.
Injustice has never made sense.

In the case of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the many who have come before them died as a result of police brutality.

Both officers have claimed that they were "just doing their jobs", have now displayed an example for the world of what I thought our elders who came before us had fought for so viciously in the 50's and 60's with the civil rights movement. Apparently, I thought wrong.

The same has been going on, now it's just been brought to the fore front.

A bright spotlight has been set on the issue and people are tired of it!

To be quite frank, the whole situation is stomach turning for me. As a mother of 10 month old son, when he came into this world I forgot that one day he too would become a young black man. Something so many are afraid of, including law enforcement officers.

I could go on and on  about the things I've seen on TV and read on social media in the last few weeks, but this would turn into a book instead of a blog post.

I am all for the protests, I just hope that the chants and fighting for the cause do not fall on deaf ears!

It all makes me very sad.

-Nicole Alicia

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