By: Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
Peace and Blessings sisters and brothers! Botham Jean represented all the best qualities you could ever want or find in a young black man. He was intelligent, handsome, hardworking, compassionate, and kind. Former Police Officer Amber Guyger Killed Him in His own Apartment. He was not the intruder. SHE WAS! So how can the Judge, in that Case, give such Ambiguous instructions to the Jury in that Case??? I see it. And I know that most of you reading this have to see it!!
So this is how we are going to allow things to proceed??? Our lives mean nothing??? I am a Prison Abolitionist and truthfully I am not cheering for Amber Guyger to be thrown in prison for the rest of her life. I’d like us to explore the concept of Restorative Justice!! I’m scratching my head and thinking. How can we justify locking Amber Guyger up forever yet we still have ignored the wimmin who were sexually assaulted and in some cases raped by Fraternity Presidents and football players at Baylor University??? Once again Patriarchy, and Misogynistic treatment of wimmin in the Criminal Justice system has reared its ugly head!!! I LOVED EVERYTHING THAT BOTHAM JEAN REPRESENTED. HIS LIFE MATTERED!! But lets really think about what Justice Looks like today in Amerika!! When that piece of Slime who claimed to be a Police Officer choked Eric Garner to death in New York City was the Public Ready to Hang him High??? There seems to be a disparity in the way that Justice is being meted out doesn’t it.
Dare to Struggle Dare to win All Power to the People!!