Rona2: Rochester and Portland


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 wept.
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.


I was alone as Mitchell was asleep.
I roughly sketched this while weeping.
Putting it into my sketchbook helps me to process what
I am witnessing.


I still could not sleep, and so continued drawing and listening to videos
first from @maranierae (her image inspired the sketch above)
then to @pdxgabs and @r3evolutiondaddy and beyond.


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.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Rona2: Rochester and Portland

  1. kestrelart says:

    These are powerful sketches.

    Like

  2. Horrible and horrifying.

    Like

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