I have been considering for days the best way to address the violence that spread like wildfire through our nation last week, but have not, as yet, found my voice. Meanwhile, Erik Hare of Barataria has, as always, just the right words at the right time, so I defer to his excellent, thoughtful post on the topic(s). Please take a minute to read, and another minute to drop in on Erik and let him know your thoughts about his words.
The last week has been hard in the US. It’s been especially hard here in St Paul, the nearest large city to Falcon Heights. That is where St Paul resident Philandro Castille was gunned down at a traffic stop, and the city that has seen the brunt of the protests as his home and the capitol of the state.
More than the horror of this shooting and the protests which turned ugly afterwards, the situation appears to be spinning out of control. For those of us who support the Black Lives Matter movement as well as our excellent St Paul Police there is a lot to be concerned about.
If cooler heads prevail, as they usually do in this city, we’ll be allright. But we have to keep our eyes on the prize and no longer accept the “Us versus Them” mentality destroying our nation.
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