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Sun May 31, 2020, 03:18 PM

This Is How We Find Peace, Justice and Reconciliation: Solidarity

The article in Forbes gives me hope. Don't let the nihilists and haters bring the moment down. This is how a new beginning starts. The imagery and emotion behind the actions are profound and uplifting: police joining protestors to say, This Needs to Stop, Now. The acts of solidarity were not limited to one city but scattered across the country. I was glad to hear that Camden, NJ was one of those cities.

This is how we change the status quo, not through violence and burning the world down but by changing hearts and minds. Taking the knee is an indelible image, one that only the soulless/mindless can argue. But here's the thing:

There really are more Americans of goodwill than there are haters.


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https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/05/31/in-some-cities-police-officers-joined-protesters-marching-against-brutality/#3f23c33b5edb

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peggysue2 May 2020 OP
stillcool May 2020 #1
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Cha May 2020 #3
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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 03:24 PM

1. I hadn't seen that...

thank you....Nana.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2020, 03:46 PM

2. Welcome, still cool



I saw a pic of protestors the other day all taking the knee in absolute silence. It was profound, louder and more meaningful than any speech could be. This image of cops joining the action, reports of elected officials in the streets in solidarity adds to that impact. This is what we need: people of goodwill standing, kneeling together, giving voice in the language of the damaged, the dead, the aggrieved:

Enough is enough! The time for justice is long overdue. The time for change is NOW.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:05 PM

3. Wow.. TY for this, Peggysue..

Police officers kneel during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida, on Saturday in response to the death ... [+] Photo by EVA MARIE

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:10 PM

4. Wow is right, Cha

Instead of getting more aggressive, these Police Departments took a knee in solidarity. Instead of bashing heads, they demonstrated their own moral compass to protect their neighbors and neighborhoods, not incite further violence and mayhem.

It's a powerful image because the police are meant to be public servants, not thugs and gangsters. We really need to encourage good cops to stand up to the bad, to 'Walk With Us, Walk for Justice, then Kneel in Solidarity."

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