I went out one night in San Francisco on Market St. to observe a protest surrounding the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
When any controversy arises at home, we are quick to rally and rise up. I appreciate that sentiment. But why aren’t we protesting when entire groups of people are persecuted, displaced or slaughtered around the world? It happens everyday and yet the American public seems to ignore it and focus on its own issues.
Often those who are the loudest in society are the ones who have the least to say.
I watched as demonstrators provoking the police, calling them all racist pigs. What’s worse, the wrongful actions of some cops or the bigotry against the entire American police force?
In any organization or group there are those who abuse power and misconstrue their mission. But within the mass are individuals and we mustn't write them off. All lives matter. All of them; regardless of race, profession or religious belief.