"I can't breathe", exclaimed Eric Garner, over and over again, until murdered. Below is my commentary of a Facebook post regarding Garner and "justice prevailing".
Tell me David, you as the father of a very young son and me the mother of a pre-teen young man, if your child gets "slain", what justice would be enough to prevail? As a mother, there is not moral rightness to justify the lawlessness that could pay for the life of my son. There is no fine, fee or sentence that could compensate for the life of a child born of parents, free from the beginning created by God. There is no Hell or high water that could administer a punishment great enough to level the neutrality of an immoral and unjust act. I think of the work I put in as a parent and then my son's commitment as an Honor Rolls student, Student Body President, community volunteer, child of the most high God, yet he is labeled a "black boy" mixed with the indigenous blood of these un-United States of America. I, his mother of a military father that served this country and all people in it in 2 branches of the Armed Forces, of both educated parents, who raised us up to fear and love God and respect others, I have had the guns of 6 (SIX!!!!!!!) police (yes all white), pointed at my face because I was the wrong color skin in the wrong color car in the wrong parking space on the wrong street at the wrong time of day that I owned, while minding my own got damn business! There is no justice that can every let me forget the feelings on that day. There is no justice that allows me to not fear for my son, as his mother in brown skin. And what would have been justice enough for my mother had just one bullet left the barrel of just one of the six guns back in 2001, while a young brown skin woman was killed just months prior, while sitting in her car holding a cell phone, as justice said he thought it was a gun. This is not an attack on you my brutha, yet a condemnation of the word justice in an unjust world.
May peace be with Garner's soul and with the spirits of his family.
I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a mother, an Integrative