A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and I thought it was poignant
  1. "Sad about what happened in Dallas (last night),
  2. Sad for those police officers,
  3. And the city, and the protestors. What a horrible way to die.
  4. I'd like to practice what I preach and demonstrate some grace
  5. Towards those just dead.
  6. Loss like this is tragic.
  7. I don't want to assume that those officers were inherently menacing,
  8. I don't want to make death less sad.
  9. I think these murders are about as far as it gets from a brave ideological statement."
  10. As she said, I can practice grace toward those officers, and their families that are forever changed.
  11. In fact, it's imperative that I do so, that I don't allow America to make me desensitized to death.
  12. 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.
  13. And I will continue to proclaim that America has to change, our police state has to change, we have to change.
  14. #BlackLivesMatter