Education & BLM

As a former educator in an impoverished non-white area, I contend that we must hold our school system accountable for the regular police violence happening in poor communities of color.

Terence Crutcher Dead at the Hands of Tulsa Police

It seems that police still are not getting the memo about shooting unarmed citizens who are following instructions. As seen in the video below, Terence Crutcher was following police instructions while having his hands up. He puts his hands on his vehicle and then is shot. The helicopter camera captures the footage while the police are already calling him 'a bad man'. It is apparent that this is an extra-judicial shooting. When will the system change and not allow someone's life to end so easily? People weigh in on this tragedy:

Why We Cannot Accept Milquetoast Compromises

"This bill isn't perfect, but it's better than nothing" is part of how we got the monster that is the 1994 Crime Bill. That is what was said of that piece of legislation and how legislators viewed what they finally came up with. We are not willing to repeat the same mistakes today that were made then.