Violence will never solve violence—it just won’t! It took a while for me to post as I have been glued to my TV screen for the past three days—celeb stuff aside this is serious! The violence and the quick trigger police have to figure out a way to use deadly action as a last resort, not a first. President Obama slammed the Dallas police shooter calling it a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack.” And it’s true, we can all agree that this shoot was wrong—as was Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. We need to do better…and be better!
The President added, “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement. Anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done.”
Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry both penned moving essays on the recent tragedies. Kim wrote, “This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers. Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb.”
“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust—the people who ‘protect and serve’—may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin.”
Halle wrote, “What will my brown son’s future be? What will your brown son’s future be? The uncertainty is real. I beg you not to be a bystander in this life, but to go out and find ways to make peaceful change. Our boys need us so rather than launching into deep sentiment here on this platform, I promise to find ways to get involved and help. Please do the same. You can start by reaching out to your local politicians, legislators & government officials NOW. Let us be heard. God bless all the victims and families of these senseless CRIMES.”
Jay Z released a song “Spiritual,” after the recent shootings. This is a tragedy that must be addressed—no more silence!
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