Cultural norms, have grown into police killing people.
Not knowing the truth, and police having no accountability, creates an immense amount of power for the police, for the authority, that pulls us from them.
This video shows the response of a cousin, Jose, calling out for JUSTICE for his cousin, #JessieHernandez, shot and killed by officers. That is Fact.
Please no matter what your stance is, watch the video. Listen to Jose speak.
It is powerful. He has determination, passion, and anger. Without thinking about the order of events, just sit in the Hernandez family’s situation.
In my unique line of work, I am honored, I get to meet teens, and I get to develop relationships with them. I too, get to tell them about me, and my life, my passions, and what makes me tick. We build a relationship. We are building something transparent, well as least, that is the hope.
Jesus, and His love offered and still does offer transparency. I suppose, this is the only way to find true transparency, is through the love of Christ. You surely will not find it in our politics, nor in our school system. You will not find it in the policing of crimes, in poor inner cities or quiet drug suburban communities. All of this is really irritating and unjust. I am tired of it. I fight because, I love all. I fight because most of my teens, are brown and black. I fight because I experience unjust policing in Philadelphia, and in Camden, NJ. I have see police brutality with my own eyes, and it was engraved in my mind, and it was horrific.
I fight because, I know Jesus, and Jesus Loves all. I know Jesus would/is not proud of the way all this unrest, nonsense and hate is happening – so I obey, I want to love, and I want to take REAL action.
I fight because I am biracial, and in this world, that means I am black. Do I face the threat of being shot? In my sleep, in a store, on the street, choked to death for standing outside… all ways men and women have been shot in recent months??
I fight because I care about people. I care about the voiceless, the powerless, the vulnerable.
I fight because I have seen police brutality, and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
I fight nonviolently, because that is the only way to love.