Sunday Thoughts on Justice

Sunday Thoughts on Justice

I keep coming back to what someone said last year. If something bad within a system persists over time, it stops being a bug and becomes a feature.

Prison rape is no longer a bug; it’s a feature. It could be eliminated, but those with the ability to do so lack the will and the determination to get it done.

Sexual assault and rape on campus and in the military is no longer a bug; it is a feature. It could be eliminated in both, but those with the ability to do so lack the will and determination to get it done.

Black folks being killed by cops without trial and without being an actual imminent threat to the life of anyone is no longer a bug; it is a feature of policing in America today. It could be eliminated, but we, who have the ability to make this happen, lack the will and the determination to get it done.

If We the People (who have the ability to demand change to remove this feature from the system) do not make that demand and keep making it until it is removed, we have accepted that injustice and made ourselves a part of the injustice.

Regardless of the specifics of each individual case, these results can not be accepted. We MUST demand that black lives count for just as much to the police as white lives — or blue lives.

#blacklivesmattertoo

Black Lives Matter Too

Black Lives Matter Too

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About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed (May 2016). Mobile notary public and signing agent, freelance writer, and ordained minister. Science fiction and fantasy fan, willing servant to cats, avid reader and collector of books and other stuff. Please see my websites (including this blog and others) for more info on me and what I think about the issues of the day.
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2 Responses to Sunday Thoughts on Justice

  1. Thanks, Tim. Powerful message that needs to be said … over and over, until it’s finally heard, understood, and heeded.

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