I can’t say what he deserved and what he didn’t, but if I were him, I’d speak out — give the world a look at his childhood, how he was raised, what he was taught, and how he developed his hatred, biases, or whatever evil he holds.
First and foremost, we must be able to talk about our history without people judging and hating. Will it be uncomfortable? Absolutely. But so is poverty, wrongful imprisonments due to racial profiling, discrimination, mass shootings, cop killings, police-involved murders of innocent people, mental illness, and lack of adequate military aftercare for our heroes.
When the jail cell closed my life had come to a halt, my mind raced and I paced the floor a lot — I questioned God, hated the world and against the system, developed a plot.
What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. Then why do I feel so weak?
We must be able to talk about our history without people judging and hating.