A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and I thought it was poignant
- •"Sad about what happened in Dallas (last night),
- •Sad for those police officers,
- •And the city, and the protestors. What a horrible way to die.
- •I'd like to practice what I preach and demonstrate some grace
- •Towards those just dead.
- •Loss like this is tragic.
- •I don't want to assume that those officers were inherently menacing,
- •I don't want to make death less sad.
- •I think these murders are about as far as it gets from a brave ideological statement."
- •As she said, I can practice grace toward those officers, and their families that are forever changed.
- •In fact, it's imperative that I do so, that I don't allow America to make me desensitized to death.
- •But I will also continue to mourn Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the 100s of others that have died at the hands of the state.
- •And I will continue to proclaim that America has to change, our police state has to change, we have to change.