Creative Conflict in Charlotte

In the last few days there have been protests, demonstrations, and rioting in Charlotte, NC due to the shooting of an African-American driver. This, of course is the result of another POCGDBP (Person of Color Gunned Down by Police) of a man named Mr. Scott. Today (9/23/2016) another video taken by the victim’s wife, who repeatedly shouted as the incident unfolded, “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot!” She also told police who had their guns pointed at the suspect, her husband, and were yelling over & over again, “Put the gun down;” She also told the officers that her husband had a brain injury and was on medication for it. What more does a spectator to this kind of police violence have to do or say, to get cops to stand down?
At that juncture of time, they froze mentally & emotionally, or as Trump might say, “Somebody froze!”-there was nothing else between the ears of these cops, from my perspective, then taking him down, then stopping him in his tracks; whether or not he had a gun.
Sadly, but hopefully, this often typical scene among African-Americans and other communities of color & local cops will be reviewed by reasonable people who, it’s hoped-come up with reasonable solutions that may move into action/praxis as soon as is feasibly possible. There may even be a move to launch it into broader spheres of influence. We’ll have to see how it pans out, right?
People can, if they choose to try, change courses, even in flowing rivers bent on throwing up “bull” rides like these.
The next thing we plan to do is take up a huge, air balloon with a long tail that says to everyone who reads it=Protect All Rights. This, the basis of humanitarian altruism, as seen from a second-grader’s point of view, while playing kickball, his own side up, then her side up, then a flowing & sparking of all flames rising in one torch of flame,
The torch of fame,
The torch of game,
The torch of lame,
The torch of same,
The torch of tame,
The torch of came
The torch of went.
©Christopher Bear-Beam September 23, 2016

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