Dec. 20, 2014 (San Diego) Two officers of New York Police Department were shot by a gunman who took his own life. The details are starting to emerge, and according to the New York Times had extreme anti-police views. One of the officers leaves behind a wife and a 13 year old son.
The details will emerge in the following days. Police Officers around the country will be on edge, even if marches have been peaceful.
Mark Jones, a leader of the local movement who has approached Council Members, told Reporting San Diego
“As an organizer and believer in human rights our fight for humans rights must always respect the sanctity of human life. Many are upset, many are fed up, many are tired and want to strike back, and we can but not by taking another mans life. We strike back through legislation, we strike back through a united front saying we won’t stand for injustice but we can not resort to the same type of senseless murder that those who fear us have. I do not condone those action and will always encourage the peaceful demonstration of our First Amendment constitutional rights. WE will not allow this tragedy to deter our work but we must be careful now more than ever as we continue toward our goal.”
Marches will be on edge as well, becuase officers will on edge. Nationally this is why Reverend Al Sharpton said that Eric Garner’s family was outraged at the execution of the two officers.
Sharpton said “We have stressed at every rally and march that anyone engaged in any violence is an enemy to the pursuit of justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown.”
The hardest thing for all will be to step back and realize that more victims on all sides will not help. Though we have been here before. As a nation the Civil Rights movement was mostly peaceful, and change came in spite of a few acts of violence.
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