It was a heartbreaking morning seeing the flag-draped casket of slain Capitol Police Office William Evans carried up the steps of the US Capitol watched by his mother, his wife and his two beautiful children, Logan and Abigail clutching their stuffed animals. The moving service that followed honored him as the true hero that he is; in the words of President Biden to the family,”Your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero.”
There will be no similar ceremony in the Capitol for Daunte Wright whose death at the hands of the Minnesota police was equally as heartbreaking for his family, and for us all. Sadly the word “enough” has no meaning any more.
May they both Rest In Peace.
On Day XXXIX of my 666 journey the final leaf has been drawn but sadly for the separated children and their families their journey is far from over. They have been in my thoughts each day and will continue to be until all the children have been united with their parents.
I would like to thank those of you who have been following my leaf journey since the first day and those of you who joined along the way. Knowing you feel as I do has been a great support and encouragement.
I would also like to thank Jacob Soboroff today for his book “Separated: Inside an American Tragedy”, which should be read by everyone. His telling the story of the children is truly heartbreaking. Take a look at his post on Instagram today Jacob Soboroff where he writes about the book and supporting local booksellers during the pandemic.
Thank you also to Lee Gelernt and the ACLU, and The Physicians for Human Rights for their dedicated advocacy for the children and their families seeking to reunite them and find justice so that those responsible can be held accountable.
‘666: a graphite journey” is dedicated to the children.
Keep them in your thoughts.
There was no justice for Breonna Taylor today as I join so many others in saying her name and stand with them virtually as they face the batons.
Daniel Prude, whose head was covered with a “spit hood” and then held prone on the ground by members of the Rochester, NY Police on March 23rd, died of asphyxiation. “ I don’t think there are two justice systems,” says the Attorney General William Barr, “…it’s simply a false narrative.” To quote the Bard once again, “Something is rotten in the State of Denmark.”
With heartfelt condolences to the family of Daniel Prude.
“When the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in”…Andrew Jackson
Looks like the time has arrived.
No this is not Crimea but Washington DC where peaceful protesters were attacked by police and National Guard with tear gas and rubber bullets at 6:47 on June the 1st.
This section of 16th Street was renamed today “Black Lives Matter Plaza” by Washington mayor Muriel Browser on a day that would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th Birthday.
Mayor Browser writes, “Breonna Taylor, on your birthday let us stand with determination. Determination to make America the land it ought to be”.
Dedicated to the memories of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
No Justice No Peace