This is the 2nd video
As people started to speak up in outrage
Looking at my Timeline I felt like I was yelling at a wall
Whilst not wanting to go for people or make divisive statements
It was clear that we were all witnessing systemic injustice and oppression and some people chose to remain silent, or sent teary eyes but were not investing themselves in the situation or asking the important questions like
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
WHAT CAN I DO?
Well meaning smileys and crying faces just like you would to a cat video is not the appropriate reaction to a planned out murder and the type of police brutality you see in this video.
This video is also honouring the legacy of people of all races, who have not been offended by the blanket statement of “white priviledge” or the visceral words thrust at them by some hurt members of my community but have stood by us and are standing by us in this moment when we need the most.
Women like Juliette Hampton Morgan and Virginia Foster Durr & men like James Reeb and many more who must and will be recognised sacrificed a lot to stand with us – this is their duty as human beings and prisoners of conscience. But in this day and age many people will not even sacrifice one swift movement of their thumb to like or share or sign a petition which is the least one can do.
As a man I cant help but wish I could have 1 or 2 hours alone with the policeman who was punching that woman, watching these videos and immersing myself in their pain was very distressing, so im grateful to all who chose not to look away