Insert Issue HERE ______ .

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/26/kevin-strickland-gofundme-donations/

Is that not the embodiment of ALL our worst fears? There are few things that compare to false imprisonment… how can we call ours JUST, if this continues to happen. Is THIS what we’ve fought and died for… when it could be so much MORE…

Because I am SELFISH. I don’t want what happened to Mr. Strickland to happen to ME. Because I don’t want what happened, to happen to MY friends or MY family. Because I know… if we are SILENT, we could be next.

On this ideal we stand UNITED.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag

Railroaded. By those who were entrusted with AUTHORITY and POWER. The inkwell may have SPILLED all over this case, but how many others are sprinkled with the ink of their quills… how many lives were impacted by their office, in such ways that we’ll never know…

And this is just ONE case. In ONE city. In ONE STATE.

When we allow bias and prejudice against ONE, it leads to MORE. Based on race… based on gender… based on nation of origin… based on MONEY. Ideals that are not held by the MAJORITY thrive when we stand divided… chasing SHADOWS instead of establishing LAW.

Clarity. Before ALL ELSE… let us establish what it is we are striving FOR… is it for HATRED? Is it for EXCLUSION? Or is it for UNION… already established. Does anyone else worry we’re fighting amongst ourselves, while the other side doesn’t understand what it is their opponents are fighting FOR?

We’re just throwing around a bunch of pre-packaged political rhetoric that means NOTHING when exposed in the light of actual thought and conversation. It evokes within us a guttural response. Instead of asking QUESTIONS we simply rely on our preconceived notions… most of which were misinformed from the start.

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https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-160551360299

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https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php

That was the solution for overcrowded prisons? Changing the dollar amount has the window-dressings of addressing a societal problem, but it does so at ARMS LENGTH. It doesn’t address the underlying issues that lead people to resort to such extreme measures.

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https://www.archdaily.com/972133/lehrer-architects-designs-new-tiny-home-villages-for-homeless-residents-in-los-angeles

… it’s not a permanent solution, but it is a good start.

The answers we seek already exist. We’re being presented with what’s leftover… only after it’s been approved of by the DONORS.

Explains why Democrats could only get HALF their agenda passed.

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https://nypost.com/2021/11/11/manchin-against-tax-credits-for-union-made-electric-vehicles/

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https://www.axios.com/manchin-senate-spending-biden-87a445c2-cfdf-4bba-bc20-dd62db2a613a.html

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/manchin-dems-2t-bill-faces-senate-gauntlet-81366189

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https://www.dailyposter.com/pharma-front-group-has-spent-1-2-million-backing-sinema/

Insert issue HERE _____.

The insanity generated by a vocal MINORITY on both sides is being amped up by BOTH political parties, in order to motivate people to DONATE. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. Instead of solving problems, they FUNDRAISE… they can’t raise MONEY on a problem that’s already been SOLVED.

… and the struggle marches ON.

Because this has been going on for GENERATIONS… beyond my lifetime. I was born the year Kevin Strickland went to prison. My kids will be 18 in just a few years.

Will they be just as frustrated as I am today, attempting to teach their children the SAME LESSONS tomorrow… fighting the SAME FIGHTS for things that seem so close, yet just out of reach?

Kevin Strickland is PROOF they will not.
Ahmaud Arbery is PROOF they will not.

Laws have CHANGED. Knowledge has been codified. Acknowledging that, what once was believed to be Justified… is not. Changing the way we live our daily lives. A new understanding… lessons, learned the hard way.

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“An error doesn’t become a mistake, until we refuse to correct it.”
-John F. Kennedy

If we put aside the confusion and focus solely on the GOAL… the Mission Statement, the Ark of OUR Covenant. As She STANDS, with no biases to blind us… humility and compassion will guide us HOME.

Because that could be YOU… because that could be ME.

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https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/22/adam-johnson-photographed-capitol-riot-pelosi-lectern-pleads-guilty/8725500002/

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/us/police-killings-undercounted-study.html

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We are all but MEN, susceptible to fallacy and vice. We will find comfort in humility… because we find strength in numbers.

-JC

These Truths Are Self-Evident

IF they are allowed to do this to ONE of us
They have the POWER to do this to us ALL.
The problem is systemic… and it must CHANGE.

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https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039718450/congressional-negotiators-have-failed-to-reach-a-deal-on-police-reform

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-police-kenosha-wis-shooting-black-man-back-n1237819

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https://buffalonews.com/news/local/buffalo-man-charged-in-attack-on-capitol-officer-says-he-buried-cops-badge-in-backyard/article_3c9f8f5e-8398-11eb-87ca-9f337774ebb3.html

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/26/aaron-bowman-body-camera/

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https://www.reuters.com/world/us/lawyers-black-man-killed-by-ncarolina-officers-release-autopsy-2021-04-27/

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/08/george-floyd-police-killing-transcript-i-cant-breathe

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https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-03-05/police-video-california-man-who-died-said-i-cant-breathe

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https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-arrested-capitol-riot-asks-court-approve-trip/story?id=75657911

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/politics/ted-cruz-cancun-texas/index.html

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mother-11-year-old-texas-boy-who-died-during-power-n1258564

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/barr-is-a-no-show-at-house-hearing-on-mueller-report-as-democrats-warn-of-threat-to-democracy/2019/05/02/005c0ab2-6cda-11e9-a66d-a82d3f3d96d5_story.html

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https://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/11/us/5-million-settlement-ends-case-of-tainted-texas-sting.html

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/911-call-prior-rayshard-brooks-fatal-shooting-police-released-n1231160

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https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/us/philando-castile-shooting-dashcam/index.html

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/17/bride-to-be-called-911-for-help-and-was-fatally-shot-by-a-minneapolis-police-officer/

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https://www.axios.com/daunte-wright-shooting-police-accidental-9f19f8f2-bb82-490c-8cb0-0a897d213778.html

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https://nypost.com/2021/09/19/new-haven-cop-robert-ferraro-charged-with-killing-fellow-officer-in-vegas-dui-crash/

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https://www.axios.com/minneapolis-police-george-floyd-press-release-0fa00f93-06df-409d-b2e2-fad463de354d.html

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/03/politics/pennsylvania-probation-illegal-ballot-trump-2020/index.html

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https://www.aclu.org/issues/voting-rights/fighting-voter-suppression/crystal-mason-thought-she-had-right-vote-texas

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/politics/trump-stormy-daniels-lawsuit-dismissed.html

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https://www.insider.com/62-year-old-man-imprisoned-for-43-years-innocent-2021-6

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/critical-report-fbi-failure-to-investigate-larry-nassar-11626280355

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https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/will-the-fbi-ignore-testimonies-from-kavanaughs-former-classmates

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https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/the-meaning-behind-dr-christine-fords-second-front-door.html

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https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/oath/oath_kavanaugh.aspx

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https://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/09/us/memphis-jury-sees-conspiracy-in-martin-luther-king-s-killing.html

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO

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https://www.nytimes.com/1976/03/11/archives/nixon-testifies-kissinger-picked-wiretap-targets-says-he-ordered.html

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/09/01/fbi-burglary-hoover-cointelpro/

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https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130401193

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/11/politics/fbi-releases-first-9-11-document-after-biden-order/index.html

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https://www.cnet.com/news/mueller-report-ag-barr-says-no-evidence-of-trump-collusion/

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https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/527755991/trump-meets-with-russias-lavrov-at-the-white-house-today

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/us/windsor-virginia-police-stop-army-lieutenant-lawsuit/index.html

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https://www.news-press.com/story/news/crime/2021/09/16/lee-county-deputy-who-asked-inmate-say-i-cant-breathe-fired/8357746002/

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/nyregion/mdc-brooklyn-jail-heat.html

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https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/18/texas-jails-prisons-winter-storm/

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/10/us-prisons-coronavirus-uprising-riot

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https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riots

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/nyregion/eric-garner-case-death-daniel-pantaleo.html

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https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/justice-department-finds-that-ferguson-officer-did-not-violate-michael-browns-rights/article_06cfab32-5fb1-59dc-bf47-5711ae36cd8a.html

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/09/dangerous-rise-anonymous-cops/

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https://www.npr.org/2020/07/17/892277592/federal-officers-use-unmarked-vehicles-to-grab-protesters-in-portland

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/us/politics/capitol-police-riot-report.html

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https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/blacks-whites-police-deaths-disparity/

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/15/us/african-americans-sickle-cell-police.html

All of this… and it’s only a snippet. A snapshot.

So many thousands more, but only a handful of these: 

… 

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IF they are allowed to do this to ONE of us, then we give them the POWER to do this to us ALL. 

Trends change. Things happen. TIME marches on. 

Where will it go from HERE… 

The problem is systemic… and it must CHANGE. 

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https://jackcharbonneau.com/2021/04/24/justice/

-JC