I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram, and her posts on the Rochester
protests compelled me to see the Daniel Prude video for myself.
I was sorry I’d watched it before bed…
but if I am horrified and heartbroken to have witnessed this lynching,
my heart pain is nothing compared to the pain his brother must feel
to have called the police to help him with his mentally ill brother and
know he called them to torture and lynch him…
The worst thing was the aftermath, when they lightheartedly talked about
“These things happen…” I’d like to get the quote right but cannot see that video again.
Back to an image from @maranierae of Mike Hastings…
I listened to his impassioned speech while adding color…
He’s earned the right to talk to these immature cops who talk about the protests as riots —
Bronze Star for his work as a medic in Vietnam in the army, and now a retired RN, showing up and tried to get through to the humanity of the PPB…
They have none.
We are not a humanity.
I don’t know what we are.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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Holbein, MGraham, DS Primatek and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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