Modern Day Lynching

I was struck by the brazenness of it. The length of time. It was something that stuck with me. The defiance of the people who are pleading for assistance. The indifference to the pleas of the victim. Because if you look at a lot of these cases that involve a shooting, it happens in an instant. You know, there are many questions to be asked about them, but there’s always this idea: This is a decision that’s made in an instant. It doesn’t excuse it. But, you know, the idea that somebody could say “Well, I was startled and reacted” is present in a shooting-style case. In this one, it was slow. Agonizing. It was—it was shocking. –KEITH ELLISON Minnesota attorney general

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2 Responses to Modern Day Lynching

  1. adguru101 says:

    “Like” is such an inappropriate and inadequate response.

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    • msw blog says:

      I agree perhaps one day, WordPress will come up with a better word. I personally vote for ” encourager” meaning the post allows one to speak up, or pause and reflect on the content..

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