“I CAN’T BREATHE”
After watching the video of Eric Garner being brutalized for no apparent reason, was not being violent was not out of control ….but tackled like he was trying to assassinate somebody..

“I CAN’T BREATHE”

Watching yet another incident of police brutality against a person of color that ends in tragedy. Watching another family have to grieve the unexpected loss of a family member for NO APPARENT REASON other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time….

“I CAN’T BREATHE”

Thinking of all the other cases that don’t make it to the Evening news. or on twitter, or on the cable news….thinking of all the families this has happened to who have cried out – and no one listened….

“I CAN’T BREATHE”

Remembering the names, Jonathan Ferrell, Renisha McBride, Miriam Carey, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Eleanor Bumpurs, Abner Louima,  just ticking off name after name and feeling nauseated while doing so.

“I CAN’T BREATHE”

How many have to die before something changes? How many families have to be cast into grief because some of  those who are charged to protect  and serve do so not for all but for themselves or some other hidden agenda?

How many rallies, candelight vigils, round table discussions etc before  the injustice is turned on its head and becomes JUSTICE.

How long do we go along to “get along”, take less than, settle for what we “can” get and remain silent while the death toll mounts….

Don’t know how long – but after seeing both videos in the case of Eric Garner….

 

“I CAN’T BREATHE”

 

Land of the free and home of the brave should be revised to Land of the persecuted and home of  the terrorized.