Message from John Dorhauer

On the Shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin

8/24/20

I have been in meetings all day, so I just learned of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. I watched the video. I wish to god I had not seen that. It is utterly sickening and soul crushing. There was no provocation. The police could have easily detained him without violent, much less deadly, force. 

Now, I don’t even know what to say or write here. Everything feels utterly pointless and useless. 

I am sick. 

I am angry. 

I am so very sad. 

The collective outrage and protest over this that finally has come to light in America does not create even a moment of hesitation as another white police officer opens fire on another unarmed black man with nothing that comes close to defensible provocation. This blatant act of police violence against another black body is a huge F-you to the entire black race. 

What new outrage can we muster to end this? How much grief and anger and fear and rage must we express to at least stem the tide of this outrageous and murderous zeal?!!

That law officer needs to be in jail right now. Right now!

Oh, I am sick of this. 

I cannot fathom it at all. 

God help us.

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