Light Up The Lines In NYC and Ferguson

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Light Up The Lines In NYC and Ferguson


“Police Brutality can’t just be a racial issue. It’s something we all need to unite against regardless of skin color or status.” A quote from a new friend.

Justice is nowhere to be found in America. Black communities have become “Open Air Prisons.” For example, Look at Ferguson and the black communities of NYC. Why are black communities patrolled by predominantly, ~90-100%, white police officers. This is a problem!

Who are these white police officers? Are they racists? Are they white trash? Are they bullies? Are they former criminals? Are they white supremacists? Are they members of the Klu Klux Klan? We do not know…but we do know they are not friends of the black communities they serve.

Americans accustomed to apathy ask yourselves:

1.   Were the murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown necessary?

2.   Were they entirely preventable?

3.  Was excessive and unnecessary force used in each case?

4.  Did the NYPD violate the rights of Eric Garner?

5.  Did the Ferguson police protect Michael Brown unnecessarily and then lied to conceal their crime?

6.   Why have there been no arrests in the case of Eric Garner?

At a minimum, Officer Daniel Pantaleo should have already been arrested without bail.

Justice is nowhere in America; Americans will have to demand justice. Let us light up the lines of NYC and Ferguson.

Demand arrests of Police Officers and First Responders responsible for the murder of #EricGarner.

Also, FREE #Orta!

In Ferguson, demand the immediate arrest and identity of the officer who murdered #MichaelBrown.

Our criminal justice system is turned upside down.   Majors and Police Commissioners protecting police officers who commit crimes.

We now have police forces of criminals–Criminals who are heavily armed and dangerous.    Being a police officer does not give one the right to harass, bully or murder innocent unarmed American citizens.


Let us start with Lighting up the Lines

Petitions to arrest the offending officers in the murders of #EricGarner and #MichaelBrown

Demand all officers wear and use recording devices

I hear suggestions that black people should learn to behave. That is nonsense! A police officer is not above the law, and a badge does not give the right to harass Americans or murder unarmed citizens.

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

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