Accountability is important, but accountability is not our ultimate goal. Accountability is not justice.
Those who are trying to connect the murders of the officers with the thousands peaceful protestors across America are being deliberately misleading in a cynical effort to turn public sentiment against the protestors.
“We appreciate that the president met with us, but now he must deliver with meaningful policy. We are calling on everyone who believes that Black lives matter to continue taking to the streets until we get real change."
There’s a reason why they say prosecutors can indict a ham sandwich. It’s because they can entirely control the process.
We may not have control of a justice system that suppresses the people it’s supposed to protect, but we have each other.
A rash of voter-suppression legislation, a series of unfathomable Supreme Court decisions, the rise of stand-your-ground laws and continuing police brutality ... yet another wave of fear and anger.
Dred Scott lost in court, but eventually gained his freedom from another owner. Miles from his final resting place, the echoes of his life and his struggles persist, amidst clouds of tear gas.
“A riot,” said Martin Luther King, “is the language of the unheard.” The question now is who’s listening.
The images Wednesday night should wake all of us up to the alarming militarization of local cops all over the country.