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Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are proof nothing in life is given and, every breath we take for granted is one less that we could be using to effect positive change in our world. What has hatred ever solved, in all of history? Nothing.

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Alton Sterling and Philando Castile both lost their lives to police in two days.

The fault of division in the united states is not the fault of this president but all presidents since humans were torn away from their country and family, forced to endure deadly conditions on boats and forced to work at jobs, like animals, raped for masters pleasure and hung for standing up to him. Today, who is in our fields doing labor picking our fruits and vegetables? Mostly immigrants. It’s not a new thing.

I’ve watched both angles of shooting of Alton Sterling and neither showed he was reaching for a weapon. Why did both body cams fail at the same time? Why was the store video taken without warrant against the owners opposition? Why was it necessary to shoot four times at close range?

I’ve watched the Facebook Live about Philando Castile and, the video¬†clearly slows a shaken officer who felt it was necessary to shoot a man complying with his request to provide licence and registration. There was a little girl in the back seat which the officer could see. Why was it necessary to shoot him four times in close proximity with an innocent woman and child in the vehicle, stopped for a tail light that was out? Both of these cases would never happen to someone who wasn’t black.

Two wrongs do not make a right.

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Police block the intersection of Dowdy Ferry Rd and Interstate 45 during a stand off with a gunman barricaded inside a van, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Hutchins, Texas. The gunman allegedly attacked Dallas Police Headquarters. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

I totally disagree with the fatal shooting of five police officers, seven injured officers and two civilians. The police were doing their job, The protesters were okay with them being there and some even took selfies with the officers. It wasn’t the Black Lives Matters group who did the shooting, it was Micah Xavier Johnson, former US army reservist who served in Afghan, and was a member of a Black Panther group on Facebook. He appeared to have hatred for “white” people for a long time before either shooting of Alton Sterling or Philando Castille.

Two wrongs do not make a right. You can’t blame every police officer for what a few do, which is the same for all people, no matter their race, religion, sexuality, age, gender or ability. To change things though, we need to talk about this and not just assign blame to one government or person, because we are all guilty of this.

You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge. ~ Texan Dr. Phil

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Rest in peace to the five slain officers who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, during a hate killing spree. Get well wishes to the other seven officers injured and the two civilians as well.

People wonder why the #BlackLivesMatter movement even exists and why it’s not just #AllLivesMatter. We know that all lives matter. 136 black people were shot by cop this year alone and there may be more. A black teen is 21% more likely to be shot by police than a white teen. Prison population is made up majority of black Americans. Still think there isn’t a problem? People who are black in America feel as though they are moving targets and have to tell their children to not bat an eyelash wrong towards a police officer for fear of being shot. The latest child to get this most tragic lesson is the innocent little girl in the backseat of Philando Castile’s car and Alton Sterling’s 15 year old son, who is now left without a father. While I support the initial reason that #BlackLivesMatter started, I do not support any violence or racism towards either side. I believe all lives matter but then I have to believe that somehow, black lives have always mattered less in the United States of America. My hope is that unity comes to my friends in the south. Please stop killing, start talking and, more importantly, start listening.

Thanks for reading my blog and let’s hope I don’t have to write another blog about another tragedy in the United States.

 

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