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FF55 – Black and Blue

There is no
Officer Friendly
in George’s neighborhood.

And
violence,
non-violence,
neither has worked.
Gandhi would be dismayed.
How can MLK RIP
with his dream
still such a long way off?
WTF?

Does our hope
for justice
reside
in a video camera
that shows the horror of
ourselves
to ourselves
in a world on fire?

RIP Mr. Floyd

This is for Hedgewitch’s Friday 55 at Verse Escape.

Enough Yet?

9 – Dayton, OH
20 – El Paso, TX
4 – Gilroy, CA
13 – Virginia Beach, VA
1 – Highlands Ranch, CO
2 – Charlotte, NC
1 – Poway, CA
6 – Aurora, IL
2 – Huston, TX
5 – Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish, LA
5 – Sebring, FL

*Source: Wikipedia, Mass Shootings in U.S. by year

Please note, several of these “mass shootings” resulted in only one death, but were included in the list due to the multiple casualties incurred.  I have only listed the dead.