I write these words barely 24 hours after two more shootings by police officers have made the news.
This blog is largely dedicated to two things: politics and humor.
But the most recent offenses against basic civil liberties makes such a task hopelessly inappropriate if not impossible.
So I’m taking a brief break from posting until I regain my bearings. You see…
I’m not black, but a lot of my family is.
I don’t routinely get profiled, but a lot of my family does.
I don’t usually get pulled over by police, but a lot of my relatives do.
Never have I felt that I had cause to fear for my life during a routine police encounter, but a lot of my relatives have more and more reasons to feel that way with every passing day.