"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 30 April 2015


A video of a black woman in Baltimore publicly beating and berating her son, maybe all of fourteen years old went viral.  

Yet another black youth physically abused and degraded in public by a person in authority and the Facebook mob yells for more of the same. 

"It's what's been missing" they yell. 

Are daily shootings, stabbings and drug-dealing in the streets of Toronto and disproportionate black and aboriginal jail populations in Canada really because of over- indulgent,wealthy parenting ?

D'ya think?

The black woman Mayor of Baltimore ,with  the Ferguson experience before her, attempts to deal with the breakdown of law and order in her community society, by  sternly referring to an angry mob as thugs and issuing dire warning of consequences if order is not restored. 

How much more dire can it be than dead at twenty-four years old with a snapped spinal cord at the hands of the police ?

In Toronto, a policy encourages police officers to stop and question young black men for no reason but to create a file in their name.

In Toronto to-night demonstrators gathered to support the Baltimore protesters. One would have to be dense not to recognize identification. 

At what point I wonder, do people in authority here 
understand ,they have already gone far too far?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Only when we the people smarten up and vote people out of office.