Man you guys, I really don’t know where to start or what to say today. I woke up hoping it was all a bad dream, but then my husband showed me the live video that he shot last night from his office window at Rockefeller Center of people laying down in the streets in protest. I’ve spent my morning reading articles and watching video clips (BTW I effing LOVE Jon Stewart. Watch his reaction if you haven’t already seen it here http://thedailyshow.cc.com/). I’ve been trying to find a way to explain this (again) to my older child. I love that he’s exposed to current events and interested in the subject, I hate that the current events we talk about are of injustice and death.
What happened to putting trust in others, especially law enforcement? What happened to humanity? Where’s the accountability? Why does every conversation have to begin on the defensive? How can some people turn a blind eye? IT’S ON VIDEO! Cut and dry. No brainer. At least that’s what you would think. Now I know there are some of you out there that will defend law enforcement to the end, and believe you me, if it’s warranted, I will too. But if it’s not, then no, they have to pay the consequence of their actions. I’m sure no one was looking for Eric Garner to die, but unfortunately, that was the outcome. It’s wrong, the whole thing is wrong and the people having to pay for it now are his family. What happens to his wife and his 6 children? The cycle we have created of violence being the answer is wrong. ITS WRONG.
I still don’t know what to say, I’m on a rant…I’m walking around mumbling under my breath about justice and doing the right thing. I’m thinking about how this will affect our future as a society if we keep overlooking the clear results. I worry for our children, hell I worry for us. I worry that we’re failing. I worry that I’m losing trust. Our society is BEGGING for change and acceptance and yet we still cannot find it within ourselves to make it happen. I worry.