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.
The shooting of Jacob Blake in front of his three young childen continues the absolute need for peaceful protest. Reposting this detail from a previous post is an expression of that sense of outrage and anger. How many more times must we say “enough?”
Portland, USA, July 2020.
“Victims in their own country of state sponsored violence…
…And someday, when we do finish that long journey toward freedom; when we do form a more perfect union – whether it’s years from now, or decades, or even if it takes another two centuries – John Lewis will be a founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America…
…where real courage comes from. Not from turning on each other, but by turning towards one another. Not by sowing hatred and division, but by spreading love and truth. Not by avoiding our responsibilities to create a better America and a better world, but by embracing those responsibilities with joy and perseverance and discovering that in our beloved community, we do not walk alone.”
Words from President Barrack Obama’s inspiring eulogy and call to action today at the moving funeral for the late Congressman John Lewis.
Athena, the Greek Goddess, was the patron and protectress of cities across ancient Greece, particularly Athens, from which she received her name. No wonder this heroic young woman who stood defiantly in front of those cowardly unmarked troops in Portland three days ago has been named the Portland Athena. She is a Goddess for our times and a true inspiration