June 1

I know that I usually post first thing in the morning, but I can’t sit and not say what I am feeling right now.

Rioting is not a new phenomenon.It hurts to see it.  People get hurt. People can die. Is there a right side to rioting.? I can understand it. There is that one last injustice, that herd mentality, those weeks of sheltering in place,that “let’s get them back ,” that idea of the them against us. it’s a country with problems and a country without a leader. It was an unconscionable act  that escalated out of control , but was embraced and manipulated to make the murder into a riot. I don’t know about relations with the police in Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, California .Illinois, New York ,Georgia and Washington State and DC.Probably not good. Probably long overdue with people on the force who need more training and training in what is acceptable enforcement. There is no excuse for mistreatment and a double standard for anyone. I see the injustice of how blacks are treated .  It is no wonder a black man has a fear of what could happen to him. It has happened enough times. Why doesn’t that white person who incorrectly involves a black man as the perpetrator of some made up thought, be the one to be charged. let that white  person send the message that if you  do something like this ,you , white person ,go to jail. Be careful of who you choose to dump your prejudices on  or your 15 minutes of glory on.  I don’t want to lump all police in with the type of man who murdered Mr.Floyd. Did he represent a whole police force. His fellow officers stood around.Others stood around.  Does that not say complicity. I understand the rioting. Sometimes, that might be the only way to be heard. Please stop the hurting, looting,destruction. If your voices aren’t heard now, our elected leaders are deaf. I hear you. You have that man in the grandest house in our country waffling on what to do. Shoot you, hose you, tear gas you? Or help get us all to a better  place with health care, jobs, and education. Vote him out in November.

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so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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