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No mentally psychotic automatic weapons owners have shown up at protests. Yet. Spraying riot geared police (and Feds) with rapid fire guns would lead to a bloodbath. Lucked out there. Most people are peaceful and non-criminal. Another good thing.

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Two incidents of shooting at police so far - or are there more and not reported? Crazies have not called for the total elimination of white people. Yet. "I just wish they would all die," was a common expression by Black grandparents in '68. That opinion never reached NPR. Trump has not ordered Martial Law. That’s a good sign. 

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Does it end when the un-named other three officers are arrested and charged? I think that boat has sailed. No dogs have been unleashed on protestors - far right reactionary thinking. Yet. Tear gas is effective. Small rubber bullets is still police shooting black people. I have prayed, but not lately as the same dumb responses and reactions escalate.

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May the country not burn. Again. Interestingly, in the sixties the pervasive opinion on stores burned and looted was that Black people destroyed stores in their own neighborhoods. Note: White owned stores. We keep blaming the wrong causes. All the stores are in the burbs now and failing because everyone is shopping on line. That is interesting. The  better jobs lead to credit cards and Computers. Why face racist attitudes, shop at home inside otherwise redlined business communities. Capitalism does occasionally have finest hours.

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Complacency and name slinging will action soon. When sirens blare hourly will black children again ask, "Are they gonana burn down our house?" Will white kids ask, "Will they come out here?" Will scholars lament, "Damn, I should have taken that Black Studues course."

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I wish you peace and rational dinner table talk.

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~S~

 

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"I wish you peace and

"I wish you peace and rational dinner table talk" too, Stella...

And many blessings

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I Was Shocked

My sister was rational recently. Still reeling. A lot better out there if emoting will eventually coalesce as solutions and less defining the ills. I wish you peace. ~S~