From Father Bob Bossie, SCJ

April 11, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


This is an email Bob Bossie sent out after signing the Call for April 14:

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network and others (Alice Walker, Cindy Sheehan) are calling for a mass outpouring of protest Tuesday, April 14, against the police killing of so many persons of color. I endorsed this most fitting call and recommend you do so as well. Click here. This is especially fitting given the killing of 50 year old, Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, yesterday. While the police officer has been charged with murder following the release of the video, it’s highly unlikely he would be so charged otherwise. This is all part of a system of racism and oppression that is lived out each day as people of color are hounded, harassed and killed with little accountability.

We saw this very activity played out a while ago with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The grand jury and the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that there were not sufficient grounds for charging Officer Wilson for killing him. Most persons accepted the DOJ review of the case. But think about this contradiction: the DOJ report said there was widespread, systemic racism in the Ferguson police department and, by inference, Michael was essentially responsible for his own death. Are we to believe there is no connection between the two.

Yesterday I came across this response which speaks to a better interpretation of the facts.

What are your thoughts on this situation.


Bob Bossie

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