With the recent spate of protests against police shootings, one honorable and outspoken anti-police activist accepted an invitation from his local sheriff department to undergo the same educational training officers must take. Once the activist found himself in the shoes of an officer, he came to a new realization: For the sake of our own personal safety, we should always comply with law enforcement’s instructions. Epiphanies are wonderful. Watch his transformation here:
Let’s all stand up for common sense: All lives matter.
Many thanks to riverSedge: A Journal of Art & Literature published by The University of Texas-Pan American for including the following poem in their Fall 2014 issue.
We fly all night, escaping yesterday
Pacific asleep behind us
Strange to bend the flimsy arm of time
imaginary lines on manmade maps
In my seat, earplugs hush the engine hum
a blindfold brings back history
A decade ago, I sat like a stone
shot like a bullet through the midnight sky
Since that flight, now wed and fled
father of a summer sprouting son
Each season, every afternoon
another new mark on the laundry wall