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Ash Heap

There are things I was going to do today

February 8, 2023

Response to Recent Police and Civilian Killings, Part Four

A special word should be said regarding Black police officers. It is true that Black officers are in a peculiar situation. They are often subjected to a "double whammy." Inside the Police Department, they encounter racism and rejection. In the community, they experience disdain, insults, ridicule, and rejection.

July 29, 2016

Response to Recent Police and Civilian Killings, Part Three

What has been the response to these years of appeals for justice? The reactions of the police and the larger public have always been the same: support the police, create more proposals, be peaceful, be prayerful, and make promises.

July 27, 2016

Reflections on Recent Police and Civilian Killings: Looking Back to Move Forward, Part One

As we witness the killings of and by police officers in the last several months, I share the sadness and anger of all the loved ones and supporters of those who have been victimized.
My sadness and anger are not only for the recent events, but I am angrier because when something could have been done, nothing was done. They would not have died if leaders and the majority public would have forcibly, aggressively, and passionately acted when we were expressing the police disrespect, violence, and murder to the world.

July 20, 2016