Please, just fucking STOP!

This week: two African American men killed by police in two different states for apparently no reason. 

Tonight (7/7/16): police were targeted at a rally in Dallas. Eleven shot, four dead (update: five officers have now died), the rest in critical condition or still in surgery. One of the alleged gunmen stated to police that he’s planted explosive devices in the downtown area. 

What the hell is happening here? Why are we powerless to stop it? Why are police targeting persons of color just going about their lives? 

Evil doesn’t drive out evil. Only love can do that. Violence never solved anything. As my dad was fond of saying, two wrongs don’t make a right.

Please, can we just stop, back up, and learn to love each other? Is that so flipping hard? 

In a society where even complying with an officer’s instructions can get you killed, can’t we just take everything on a case by case basis and not racially profile everyone because of a few bad people?

This hurts my heart. I have no words that can adequately express how angry and saddened I am by this recent turn of events. This is not the America I grew up in. Maybe I’m naïve, but we all have the right to live our lives as we see fit. Yes, there are bad people, evil people out there. Why use such a wide brush on everyone? What good has that ever done?

Please, for the love of the deity of your choice, please just stop killing each other. 

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I’m Stef and this is where it’s @ !~

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