Africans and African Americans have suffered horrible 


injustices, i.e., racism, prejudice and mistreatment 


including, but not limited to: slavery, isolation, 


persecution, sterilization, medical experimentations, 


disproportionate incarcerations, senseless, vicious 


brutality and murder while in police custody.

Some are so blinded with isms... that they use their


inventive faculties, not for the good, but for the sole


 purpose of disregarding the personhood of others and 


going down into the most perverted and devilish parts of 


themselves in order to create strife, devise malicious, 


vicious, vindictive, devilish exclusions and schemings that 


will hurt their victims. Many times they do this as a means 


of elevating themselves.


According to the Scriptures, such 


people are an abomination in God's 


sight!

Trust, God has heard your voices and seen your misery, 

toil and oppression.
The 'Big Six' organizers of the Civil Rights Movement 

were: A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 

James Farmer, Whitney Young, Jr., Roy Wilkins and John 

Lewis. They knew it was time to organize and develop a 

set of demands that would actually transform conditions in 

African American communities.


These Civil Rights leaders and thousands of freedom 

fighters were organized and like-minded. They knew it 

was their season to speak for those who could not speak 

for themselves. It was their time to stand up and defend 

the rights of the oppressed, brutalized and all who were

 destitute. 

Generational study is important because our ancestors 


were shapers who did the best they could in spite of the 


circumstances of their lives. 

Yes, it was their time to speak up and defend those who

 had been deprived of jobs and their inherent freedom as

 humans. They wanted others to realize that African 

Americans deserved dignity and respect.


These Civl Rights freedom fighters advocated for the

civil and economic rights of African Americans. They

 called for liberty, justice and an end to racism. 


They knew it was time to march... to protest racial 

discrimination and show support for the major civil 

rights legislation that was pending in Congress.


 These leaders applied their Biblical wisdom, 

philosophical understanding, reasoning, boldness, 

humility, professional knowledge, experience, 

observations, resources and clarity about injustices,

 disparities and inequalities while reasoning with their

 antagonists. 


These leaders and thousands of freedom fighters believed 

that little could be accomplished through violence, and 

that it would behoove all concerned to engage people of 

“Good will” in a nonviolent manner. In doing so, the 

powers that be would better hear their rallying cry 

regarding police brutality and/or murders of African

 Americans and not only understand, but be convinced 

of the need for equal rights and justice for all.


They believed by their strong, stable, reasonable, 

persistent and valid arguments... the powers that be

 would finally come to understand and support their 

efforts by working with them to resolve their issues and 

demands. They were of the belief that if people of "Good 

will" knew better... they would do better. 


Our ancestors hold many keys that can help us to

righteously and strategically resolve many of the 

issues we are faced with in 2020. May we take heed, keep 

God in the forefront and march on.
Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)

“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their 


Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”


It has been almost 6 decades since the 1963 March on 


Washington; yet, many still lack the understanding about


 how to treat one another fairly.

Equal justice for all is a law and an ideal our country has 


unfortunately failed to live up to. Very few of us can say 


we have fully realized Dr. King's vision. We are still 


struggling to overcome forces of societal conflicts, official


inhumanity and ugly images of our nation's racist legacy. 

Black people are being bombarded by continued brutal 


incidents which are painful, appalling, disgusting, and


heartbreaking reminders that racism, hatred, animosity 


and injustice remains a very serious challenge, for the land 


of the free, where on paper, there is justice for all. How 


shameful to see America, in 2020, still deprived of justice 


and equality for all. 


Some see entire groups of people as... "Those people." 


When people shift their fears and hatred to "Those 


people," they are declaring that "Those people" 


are unacceptable things... they have no value; no worth. 



According to some..."Those people" do not matter to them 


because... "Those people" are less than human. They can 


then "Justify" acts of violence and degradation because...


they have denied the humanity of "Those people."


These antiquated ideals of white supremacy and denying 


African Americans of their God-given rights, are ideals 


our country should be embarrassed and appalled over.

Our actions and/or decisions may affect others, and those


effects may change the world around us. 


If we sow evil... we will eventually reap evil. Whatever we


intentionally do to others...we will reap, and we will all be


held accountable before God. No one will escape the


consequences of their choices.


When we are about to make a choice, let us think of the


consequences of that decision and ask ourselves, how will


this decision affect me and those around me?


Am I doing this for the approval of a secret society that's


bent on restoring inequality and abuse?


Will the ripple effect of this decision glorify God or man?


Am I asking for God’s will to be done or only my will,


regardless of the consequences?


Think about it,


Jesus embraced others with a radical disregard for


their race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,


age, culture, disability, political beliefs, educational


background, or socio-economic differences, experiences,


or realities. "Jesus ransomed people for God from every 


tribe and language and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9


Let us pray that all who are in authority, world-wide will


bear the marks of God's love, presence, and power, and


not become susceptible to lies, chaos and evil


undertakings, but advocate for peace, love and justice


for all.

It is a crucial time for our nation... our 


world to collectively seek God's 


divine intervention.

When God is in the forefront, intended evil becomes 


eventual good.

God is mindful of each person He created, equally. As we 


search the Scriptures and come to understand our equality 


before God and the origins of creation... that, in and of 


itself, should be enough to...



STOP the MADNESS!



According to Scripture...



We are all made in God’s 



image.


 Everybody's story is important in this huge, rich, 


beautiful, and diverse tapestry. Every individual is like a


 thread and each thread has a vital contribution to make.


 Each thread has possibility. Each thread can make a 


positively good difference in this world.

Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.


The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all 


people before God. God's Word is very clear in telling 


us that no one is insignificant. Every single person is 


precious and valuable to God. 

Today, some will drown out the chants of "Black lives 


matter"with "White lives matter" or "All lives matter". 


The Black Lives Matter movement is not a hate 


movement, a statement of exclusion, an anti-white or 


anti-anyone proposition. This is a rallying cry from human 


beings protesting the harsh, oppressive, dehumanizing 


treatment and/or murders of African Americans by law 


enforcement. It is a cry from human beings who have been


 treated as if they were invisible. These human beings are


 seeking "Liberty and justice for all", just as it is written.


This movement was born out of heartbreak, anguish, 


affliction, murders, too much invisibility, inequities and 


too much injustice. This mass movement has come 


together, from around the world to say: 



ENOUGH!!!


Demonstrators are united in denouncing systemic racism 


and police brutality, i.e., being vigorously policed, treated 


inhumanely with unnecessary cruel beatings, tasering, 


being kicked, faces and bodies are mercilessly slammed to 


the ground, put in fatal choke holds, being unarmed and 


murdered. 


These are human beings (including children) who are 


plagued with longstanding, unacceptable human rights 


issues. The excessive use of violent force against 


African Americans is something that continues to happen 


over and over again. It is blatantly unrighteous and 


painfully appalling, to say the least.


This movement is to raise and broaden awareness of the 


violence and discrimination blacks face in the United 


States of America. African Americans are intentionally 


left deprived of basic human rights and dignity at the 


hands of the state. This fight is against injustice. It is 


denouncing systemic racism and police brutality that is 


excessively used against African Americans.


Let us be honest, many whites have unearned advantages 


over blacks, in this life, and when it is brought to the 


light... some tend to purposely deflect, dismiss, pretend to 


misunderstand and attempt to read into it... a whole 


different meaning. 


That is cruel and selfish.


Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the 


stinging darts of segregation, injustice, racial profiling


being kicked and beaten by those who are paid, with your


 tax dollars, to protect and serve, getting wrongfully


 incarcerated or murdered by police just because 


of the color of their earthly tent. 


It is quite heartless and shallow to deflect blame on 


those who are being discriminated against... that is foul.


To those who are quick to drown out the cries for justice 


from hurting souls, please help us to understand why?


Have you ever experienced any of their pain?



This movement is not out to do anyone any harm... they 


know what that kind of pain feels like. They are not 


saying white lives and/or all lives don't matter. They are 


saying black lives are tired of turning the other cheek and 


being subjected to oppression, hatred, discrimination, Jim 


Crowism, racial profiling, awful preconceived baseless


 notions, unwarranted and mean opinions and suspicions 


about God's creation. Please help us to understand why? 



Brutal force and murder should grieve any God fearing 


soul. To see the countless unarmed Black men being


 grossly murdered and/or excessively forced and slammed 


to the ground is horribly shameful and deplorable.



African Americans are tired of being treated unjustly...  


and rightfully so. They are tired of the system, their tax 


dollars support, creating broken families. They are tired of 


seeing Black men being disproportionately incarcerated

 

as if someone is getting paid a commission for each arrest. 



Black men are being disproportionately incarcerated for 


things White men would never be questioned about.


Where is the 



justice?


African Americans are fed up with America's biased, 


harsh, oppressive, dehumanizing and egregious judicial


 history towards them. There has been a rallying cry from 


African Americans who have been subjected to


institutionalized racism in virtually every aspect of 


society, especially in police departments and the legal 


system.


African Americans are enraged because in 2020 America 


is still turning a blind eye to murders by law enforcement,


 unfair housing practices, to abominable racism, police


 brutality and many horrific issues and ungodly injustices.


In blatant and sometimes subtle ways, African Americans


 are faced with pathological, festering stereotypes that 


lead to discrimination, racism and reduced opportunities,


 every day of their lives.


The vicious police brutality and the harsh treatment 


towards African Americans looks a lot like, "Buck 


breaking", the "Master mentality", and "Slave patrol"... 


just warmed over differently, in 2020.



Why?

Why are these human beings still seeking liberty and 


justice for all?

Some have been on the sidelines maintaining a dignified 


silence. Some have come to the tipping point and realize 


it is not okay to silence what you know and see is wrong. 


In order for us to leave this world better for future 


generations... it is going to take getting totally fed up with 


the lingering racism, economic disparities, exploitations,


 housing disadvantages and the overall way African 


American's human rights are being violated.

 


The time is now!


It is time that we all look through a more righteous lens 


and stop dismissing the real issues minorities have to face 


when they interact with bad officers.


These horrible, racially skewed, 


injustices affects us all. We can 


no longer, as citizens of this universe,


continue in silence and accept the "Jim 


Crow" racism, the evil injustices, 


murders, and the disgusting barriers


 of white supremacy to exist in this


 country.



How and why, in 2020, is there still 


this deeply rooted spectacle of vile


racism? 


This is so unproductive!

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make 

you commit atrocities." 

- Voltaire
Some people can only be comfortable and confident 

around others whom they can identify with. They are 

quick to embrace baseless and unfair biases that can be 

profoundly bitter for or against others because they have 

been taught to fear people who are different from them or 

been deemed as a threat, based on the color of their skin. 

Some people are quick to dislike others because another's 

strength reminds them of their weaknesses. 


Usually the things that others fear within themselves is 

what they don't like about others. As a result, people will 

project their unlovable and morally reprehensible ill,

negativity and/or hostility outward. The idea is, "I'm not 

unacceptable; you are."


Far too many have been groomed to see reality through a 

very narrow and shallow lens. This leaves one feeling

threatened by perceived outsiders. 

"To find out who controls you, first find out who you 

aren't allowed to criticize...."-

No baby is born with biases. It is not within them to 


embrace madness, misunderstandings, suspicions or fear


Fear blinds us. It is the path to the dark side where one 


only see monsters, divisiveness, vindictiveness, 


destructive, and uncivil behavior. It is at the root of


 prejudice and many other ills that can consume and/or


 destroy itself. 



Children listen and learn many awful lessons which can 


lead to a poisoning that can produce bitterness, suffering 


and a polluted temple which can destroy from within. It is 


much like giving your children a dose of poison and


hoping it will kill someone who God created in a different 


hue.


When the seeds of supremacy and one's evaluations of 

other cultures, according to preconceptions originating in 

the standards and customs of one's own culture, are planted

and fostered... those useless and misplaced emotions can 

eat at the soul, take over the mind and negatively affect 

every area one's of life.

Misplaced loyalty is when one is loyal to a person, an 

institution or an organization that they should not be loyal 

to. It is also when one's loyalty makes them biased

towards a person or institution for wrong reasons, which 

can be an injurious and dangerous thing. 

Why? 

Because their minds are bound by their beliefs. Many are 

afraid that people of color will find out they are their 

equal and as a result, their clan will perish.

Generational sins are weaknesses or tendencies that are 

handed down to us through the generations from parents 

and/or members of our family. These sins can involve 

behavioral patterns and ways of thinking that can keep 

one trapped in the past, misguided and placed on a 

dangerous path which could lead to serious problems

 with inner conflicts and sinful implications that confuses 

and paralyzes life. 

Even though sin can be passed down through the 

generations, each person is responsible for his or her 

personal sins against God. Evilness is not a family value.

Individually, we will have to answer.

We can either inherit good or evil from those who came 


before us. Many behaviors are passed on from one 


generation to the next... this involves both good and bad 


things. These behaviors can last for generations and 


become a stronghold, stumbling block or can be harmful 


for the whole family.



There are many who may regard themselves as socially


 superior to others. Such notions are due to attitudes that


 stem from a strong loyalty driven by one's own social 


group, family and/or legacy which could be laced with 


disturbing mixes of hateful ideologies. 



As individuals and families, we have committed many 


generational sins over the years, i.e., lying, fear, judgment, 


resentment, greed, manipulation, hatred, revenge, racism 


and injustice, etc.



Sadly, when it comes to siding with one's groups, many 


do not consider following God's lead, any rules or 


care about right and wrong. Appallingly, they have bought 


into a belief system that white people have more value 


than others. 



Some can be so loyal to their groups, their sense of loyalty


 becomes above justice, morality and righteousness. They 


can easily be driven from the truth and will agree with a 


lie.



Warped decisions made by parents often impact their 


children and their children's children in negative ways. 


When children embrace the sins of their ancestors it can 


become a phenomenon with real and damaging 


consequences. 

Tribalism is a powerful influence on many people and can 


encourage the weak to think of people, created by God in 


a different hue from theirs, as being sub-human. Why? 


Because they learned from the influences they trusted.



There is something very wrong in human psychology that 


makes one manipulate words and images to trigger violent


and hateful reactions. This kind of loyalty can tilt, even 


those in high places, towards authoritarian political


dominion, constitutional crises, increasing white


nationalism and racist unrest, hot air and flame fanning.



This is why we all must be careful of what we sow into 


the universe. The far-reaching dangers of evil doers shall, 


in every respect, cause the evil doer to reap the bitter fruits


of their own ill-doings.

The New Testament teaching is, 

"Whatsoever a man sows

that shall he also reap." 


They that plough evil, and perversely 

sow wickedness against others in their 

hearts... will reap a harvest of woe.

This is a testimony of the ages warning evil-doers. This 

rule is also inevitable; and it is just. 

The attitude of white supremacy was used to justify 


unjust rule of people, subjugation, pillaging and 


plundering of land, resources and genocide. 


White supremacy was supported by misguided scientific 


studies. Many white people were raised with the 


impression of being superior to individuals of color. This 


idea was based on their privilege and upper hand over 


people of color


Some lived each day of their lives, from birth, believing


they were to be served by African Americans. They 


considered African Americans to be available as free 


and/or cheap labor for the betterment of entitled white 


people. 


Some were of the belief that African Americans were 


created to live a life in total service to white people. 


African Americans were considered to only be good for 


working the fields, taking care of white children, cleaning


their homes, their streets and their businesses. 


Many thought that African Americans were to serve 


white people so whites could experience an easier 


and more empowered life. 


This was the point of the colonial project.

It has been said that a knowledge of one's own ignorance 


is the beginning of wisdom and that recognizing our lack 


of wisdom is a prudent step towards understanding


Scripture qualifies this.


Why are there so many traces of overt 


racism built into federal policy? 


Why does mass incarceration remain a 


deeply racist enterprise? 

Throughout the human race is diversity in skin color and

 other physical features. 

Some think that when God confused the languages at 

the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), He also created 

ethnic diversity. 
It is possible that God 

made genetic changes to 

humanity to better equip us 

all to survive in different 

ecologies. 
To perceive others as fully human means to be saddened 

by the death of every single person, regardless of their 

race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language, age, 

culture, disability, political beliefs, educational


backgrounds, or socioeconomic differences, experiences, 


or realities. 



"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and 


language and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9



Jesus did not allow social status or cultural barriers to 


dictate His relationships with people. Jesus was criticized 


for His actions, but what prophet ever lived without 


criticism???

A person's right to air grievances without fear of 


retribution or censorship is fundamental to democracy in 


the United States. Free expression of one's beliefs is 


protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. 


Constitution, which generally protects free speech, 


freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of 


assembly.

Unprecedented numbers of our younger people are 


marching for justice. These protestors are continuing the 


work of their ancestors and fighting for their collective 


freedom because they believe it is their duty. This mass 


movement of our younger people have stepped forward... 


taking center stage and they are challenging our current 


realities. They have taken to the streets demanding justice 


for all.

To the signers of the Declaration of Independence — and 


the ratifiers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — 


the freedom of speech, along with other freedoms, is a 


natural right because it comes as a result of our humanity, 


not from the government.

Many of the peaceful protests ended in rioting, which hurt 

the credibility of the protests. We also know that many of 

the rioters were outsiders. 

Many of their actions contributed to a narrative that 

protests were essentially riots caused by Black Lives 

Matter participants and African Americans. 

While this was mostly untrue, the distraction ave Satan an 

opportunity to contribute his fair share of chaos. This gave 

the media an opportunity to sensationalize and broadcast 

to the masses a half baked story. The peaceful protests 

were overlooked by the media in favor of more 

“newsworthy” violent acts. 

Trump has stirred up much conflict. He added gasoline to 


the spark with a racially charged slur, referring to the 


protesters as ‘Thugs.’ He said they were there to 


cause trouble. He issued warnings for authorities to crack


 down on protestors. He urged restraint. He stoked 


more confrontations by over-zealously, threatening violent


intervention. He warned protestors outside the White


House they could be greeted with vicious dogs and


ominous weapons if they breached the fence. This was 


his subtle reminder, to most African Americans, of 


segregationists who, historically, let vicious dogs out on 


women, children and men.  He turned to look at protestors 


booing him during a campaign rally, in Jacksonville. He 


said, 'They have no voice'.


Trump has made the claim, “When the looting starts, the 


shooting starts.”

Authoritarian inclinations and inflammatory statements 

can and has fanned the flames and escalated, the already 

aggressive police, into retaliatory arrests and charges 

against peaceful protestors. 

Some find it easier to sow seeds of fear and purposely 

attempt to intimidate or agitate protestors in such a way 

that it could validate a shut down of the movement. 

Painting a picture of the movement as being violent, when 

it was not, is underhanded and utterly ruthless. 

The unfounded remarks incited explosive situations that 

were totally uncalled for. These inclinations are what 

opens the doors for cruelty and genocide.

Let us not veer off point or get sidetracked by the small 


percentage of those who decided to take advantage of the 


moment. Many of those who may have taken advantage of 


the moment are believed to be recruits filled with the 


grand illusion of freedom to carry out the evil plans of 


those who would rather dilute the message of the 


protestors.


We cannot allow the 2% 


of possible recruits... to 


water down the message


These are the very 


things we all know, by 


design, are meant to


stand in the way of real


 progress. 

There is justifiable rage on many streets around the world!


The world's reaction to the U.S. protests is creating


solidarity. Awakened people worldwide are focusing their 


attention on calls for justice and change as never before.

Awakened, socially conscious, forward thinking people of 

all ethnicities, from all over the world, are focusing their 

attention on calls for justice and change as never before. 

People from all walks of life are standing in solidarity

 with the Black Lives Matter movement seeking "Liberty

 and Justice for All". 

They are fully aware that the existing state of affairs, 

which has been a hostile environment for African 

Americans and other people of color, is unequal across 

areas like generations of police brutality, systemic racism, 

marginalization of black communities and decades of 

economic inequalities.  

These social and/or political issues will have to do more 

than engage in surface level efforts. African Americans 

are, disingenuously, given the illusions of inclusion; yet,

the reality, the challenging issues of racial disparities,

which is endemic to the way things have been and are, 

in America, are not being addressed.

This protest started in the middle of the global COVID-19


pandemic. It has been fueled by an economic crisis,


thousands of COVID-19 deaths and senseless murders...


which are all hitting black Americans disproportionately.


This is a righteous fight against the nightmare of deeply 


ingrained racism, oppression, inequality and injustice!

Our younger generation of freedom fighters, researchers 

and critical thinkers are well aware of the huge, but 

departmentalized and hierarchical system which operates 

to deceive, control, oppress and destroy humanity. 
Some believe when African Americans ban together it is 

necessary to accuse them of crimes and present an 

amplified, defamatory narrative to the world by way of the 

broadcast media. Some feel that when African 

Americans rise up... it is necessary to crush them, 

exterminate them and mentally, physically or spiritually 

kill them before they grow.  

Far too many are still so caught up with generational evil 

entitlement, the idea of equality scares them. Some whites

 feel that if people of color truly realized they are equal... 

whites will be vanquished with no place to run.

African Americans have truly been blessed to have the 

patience of Job, but in 2020 they are sick and tired of 

being sick and tired of police brutality and systemic 

racism. 

We are all exhausted and annoyed that unarmed black men,

 in particular, are being gunned down by gutless, 

frightened officers who find it easier or have been 

taught and trained to abuse, criminalize or kill people of 

color

With a legacy of slavery and racism, and a "Shoot to 

kill" mentality, far too many officers are unable to protect

 and serve. They have many agendas and biases and are

 not qualified to righteously perform the job. Some 

are behaving as if these killings are...

"For the sport of it."

The institution of slavery, the abuse, control, 


criminalization and lynchings of minorities were 


formidable historic features of American society shaping 


early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches became 


modern police departments. They were designed to 


control the behaviors of minorities.

According to Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D, Associate Dean 

and Foundation Professor, School of Justice Studies at 

Eastern Kentucky University, the legacy of slavery and 

racism did not end after the Civil War. In fact it can be 

argued that extreme violence against people of color 

became even worse with the rise of vigilante groups who 

resisted Reconstruction. 

Because vigilantes, by definition, have no external 

restraints, lynch mobs had a justified reputation for 

hanging minorities first and asking questions later. 

Because of its tradition of slavery, which rested on the 

racist rationalization that Blacks were sub-human, 

America had a long and shameful history of mistreating

 people of color, long after the end of the Civil War. 

Perhaps the most infamous American vigilante group, 

the Ku Klux Klan started in the 1860s, was notorious
 
for assaulting and lynching Black men for transgressions

 that would not be considered crimes at all, had a White 

man committed them. 

Lynching occurred across the entire country not just in the 

South. Finally, in 1871 Congress passed the Ku Klux Klan 

Act, which prohibited state actors from violating the Civil 

Rights of all citizens in part because of law enforcements’ 

involvement with the infamous group. This legislation, 

however, did not stem the tide of racial or ethnic abuse 

that persisted well into the 1960s. 
In no small part because of the tradition of slavery, Blacks 

have long been targets of abuse. The use of patrols to 

capture runaway slaves was one of the precursors of 

formal police forces, especially in the South. This 

disastrous legacy persisted as an element of the police role 

even after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 

some cases, police harassment simply meant people of 

African descent were more likely to be stopped and 

questioned by the police, while at the other extreme, they 

have suffered beatings, and even murder, at the hands of 

White police. Questions still arise today about the 

disproportionately high numbers of people of African 

descent killed, beaten, and arrested by police in major 

urban cities of America.
For decades, African Americans have been protesting and 

demanding human rights in the United States which 

pledges to be under God, indivisible with liberty and 

justice for all!

The civil rights movement was a 


struggle for social justice that took 


place mainly during the 1950s and 



1960s for blacks to gain equal rights 



under the law in the United States.




Over six decades later, blacks are still 



experiencing blatant injustices in their 



daily lives!

Skin color should not constitute a 


false arrest and/or fatality.


A righteous society can not turn a blind eye or deaf ear to 


the plight and abuses of others. To remain silent or passive 


is to ignore the fact that when people get away with minor 


crimes, blind eyes can make it more likely that they will 


go on to commit more serious crimes... which could affect 


the blind-eyed individuals, personally. Let us stop feeding 


the monsters of racism and injustice which were put in 


place to cover historical lies. 

This is a partial; yet, horrifically grim 

roster of 

African Americans killed 

by police.

Jamar Clark - Tanisha Anderson - Gabriella Nevarez - Akai Gurley - 


Janisha Fonville - Freddie Gray - Michelle Cusseaux - Alton Sterling - 

Philando Castille - Botham Jean - Stephon Clark - Aura Rosser - 


Atatiana Jefferson - Breonna Taylor - George Floyd -  Redel Jones -  


Laquan McDonald - Kenny Watkins - Michelle Shirley - 


Ahmaud Arbery - Rayshard Brooks


Of all of the life 


experiences, death and


 bereavement are


 considered to be the most


 unsettling. Whenever or 


however death occurs, 


every loss brings its share 


of pain, disruption, changes, 

and challenges.

There are no words for these unimaginable losses. Our 

hearts have joined the thousands in mourning, your loss. 

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
“God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those 

who are crushed in spirit.”

—Psalms 34:18

These deaths, brutal injuries and 

arrests are a complete affront to 

simple decency.

Black lives are at risk. 


Blacks are twice as likely to be hurt, arrested or killed by 


an officer. It is said that there are more black Americans in 


the United States justice system than there were slaves in 


1850. 

The most infuriating thing about injustice is the absence 


of the acknowledgment of wrong.

Black Lives Matter, too". The statement is an unspoken, 


but implied "Too,"which suggests that the statement is one 


of inclusion rather than exclusion. It is not anti-American, 


but anti-racist. It is not trying to elevate one life over


 another. 


Some have tried to undermine and sabotage the efforts


 for social justice by suggesting that protesters were 


looting and causing civil unrest. It is suspected that 


outsider agitators are triggering violence at what would 


otherwise be peaceful demonstrations. They have also 


infiltrated demonstrations to distract from the focus on 


police misconduct, brutality and the tragedies of 


murdering black people for the sport of it. 


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a bold transformative


vision that would end racism in America. His vision came 


from deep convictions that everyone, regardless of race 


creed or color would realize freedom ringing in and 


through their hearts, minds, nation and world. 

Nearly 100 NBA employees across departments staged a 

one-day walkout Friday in solidarity with NBA and 

WNBA players to protest social injustice, and they were 

contacting Wisconsin law enforcement and elected 

officials in an effort to effect change, a person familiar 

with the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Police brutality, in the United States of 


America, is and has been an ongoing


  problem for African Americans.

References

National Constables Association (1995). Constable. In W. G. Bailey (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Police Science (2nd ed., pp. 114–114). New York, NY: Garland Press.

Turner, K. B. , Giacopassi , D. , & Vandiver , M. (2006) . Ignoring the Past: Coverage of Slavery and Slave Patrols in Criminal Justice Texts. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 17: (1), 181–195.

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