Friday, July 8, 2016

More Mass Killing In The USA - Get some help America!

 Since 1968, at least 1.4 million Americans have been killed by guns—more than all the U.S.'s accumulated war dead in that same period.

 Well I hope the police in the US don't decide that the action of one person, who decided to take out his frustration on the Dallas police by committing a mass attack on white policemen there, is very different from any other mass killing that we've been witnessing. No one is safe as long as we continue to place assault weapons into the hands of those who are willing to pick people as targets and start shooting. They can be children at a daycare, Black churchgoers, military personnel, LGBT people, planned parenthood advocates or just random folks at the wrong place at the wrong time. America is slowly killing itself from the inside. The country is sick and in need of treatment very badly. Now is not the time for more paranoia. Now is the time for sincere soul searching and some very serious group therapy on a mass level. Get some help America before you go beyond the point of no return!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

So far this year US police have killed more than 600 people. Not the fault of #BLM

Police Killings Just Too Common. Besides unarmed men, the victims include women, children, the elderly as well as physically and mentally disabled people. If they are allowed to continue, who knows how bad it will get?
 While some people would like to blame the #BlackLivesMatter movement for the fact that some individuals have taken matters into their own hands and struck out violently against police force. Why is it that they don't recognize the possibility that one of the most deadly police organizations in the world has created this backlash by it's own actions and that the failure of the authorities to reign in this deadly force has left citizens in fear of an organization that is supposed to  be preserving peace in the land.  Too many people would like to equate #BLM to a terrorist organization. IMO the organization that is on track to take 1200 or more US lives has a much better chance of living up to that reputation.

See the linked Gardian article on the subject of people dying at the hands of US police.