What a horrible week.
CW: Dallas, rage, etc.
5 officers dead in Dallas. 7 more wounded. This is the worst loss for law enforcement since 9/11.
I don’t know all their names yet, so I can’t speak them.
But I can say that while I understand the rage of Mr. Micah Johnson, Army veteran (and honestly white folks I know you do too, even if you pretend not to), that does not excuse his actions. The same way nothing excuses the actions of the officers who killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile (and Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice and TOO many beautiful human beings taken from us).
It’s even more devastating when I read that the people who were protesting – POC who are members of protest groups like Mothers Against Police Brutality – report that the Dallas police force were working hard to regain the trust of the black community there. That the police were being good to the protestors.
… yeah, I got nothing. I’m off to cry for a good long time.