Cops, Ni****s, Squirrels, and Hope

It is terrific to have hope because sometimes, hope is all you have. When the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for any crime connected with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO was announced, I was sitting with my eleven-year-old son in the living room. Before the decision was announced, my son said … Read more

This is Why My Kids Need Police Training

my kids learn to deal with police, police should learn to deal with my kids

My children get police training at home to prepare them for interactions with the police. I would like to see police officers get trained on a regular basis for interactions with my children!

The picture shown just above is a photo of my family taken a few years ago. My son is now almost a foot taller, so it is time for a new family portrait. I know as you look at the photo you see a gorgeous, happy family.  A traditional family with a mom and dad who have been married for more than 30 years and 4 wonderful children. That is what I see when I look at the photo. That is what my friends and family members see. I wonder what some police officers see when they look at that photo.