Nov. 16, 2018

In Memory of Jemel Roberson

In Memory of Jemel Roberson

Black Man With A Gun 591


 

It’s another tragic thing to talk about, live through, watch and mourn but a black man with a gun was killed by a police officer in Illinois.  As a Second Amendment advocate and civil rights activist I am unfortunately in a familiar place.  Yes, I have been here before.  Questioned by friends, and scolded by enemies.  A life was lost and no solution seems worthy.  A mother lost her son, a church lost its keyboardist member, the divide between law enforcement and the community stays wide.  After the obvious bloviating, pontifications and generalities, what?  

Racism.  Fear.  Perceptions. Poor Training.  Poor Hiring. Evil. 

Some will blame the gun, race and the police.  The blame game, nor politics will bring Jemel back.  I am praying for our nation.  We haven’t overcome.  We haven’t achieved 

 

 "...Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. 

 

 I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the TRUE MEANING OF ITS CREED. 'WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL' -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Fundraiser for Beatrice Roberson by Katie Fromm ... - GoFundMe

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