Letter to Attorney Generals-Legal Complex-in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri. The Fight is now!
Letter to Attorney Generals-and the Legal Complex-in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois. The Fight is now!
By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World
This letter has been sent out as a “Call to Action,” for all anyone wants to read but it is directed at the Attorney Generals, and Legal Aid VP’s, because many agree that social injustices exist but have argued that the battle against social injustice should be fought solely in the courts, not in the streets. In this point I along with my supporters have maintained the belief that all communities and states were interrelated, and the fight is now! In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Friends, my letter to your desk, has a twofold purpose, A time such as this challenges us all to find our humanity and demonstrate in concrete terms that the power of community can overcome the power of hostility.
I want to convey this letter not just as an expression of solidarity but a plea for unity following multiple unjustifiable and unfortunate events around the county. While this list is long, I still want to list a few of the growing examples, that I have monitored both close and afar-they include The Death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager killed by police in the Bronx-Currently the family is calling for the federal government to push the case forward. Jr., Kenneth Harding Jr. who was murdered by San Francisco police at the age of 19 for allegedly failing to pay a $2.00 transit fare while the family (mother) still awaits information for an investigation of the police. What about-Eric Garner, Staten Island, New York, a 43-year-old asthmatic father of six, was confronted by New York City police officers for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. When he resisted being cuffed, an officer appeared to put him in a chokehold—a tactic banned by the department since 1993. A video of the arrest, first obtained by the New York Daily News, shows Garner gasping, “I can’t breathe!” while officers relentlessly smother him: From New York City and LA to Ohio and Ferguson, MO, we are experiencing a flurry of young men who all died under disputed circumstances with Police Arrest.
All the incidents and hundreds more have opened our eyes to the ever-growing fragility of inter-relations across the country and reminds us, yet again, of the urgent need for citizens of all walks of life to commit ourselves more proactively to live in mutual trust and respect.
What has been subject to attack is not only of importance to our communities but also the moral foundation of respect for difference and diversity, which encourages and ensures the equality for people of all walks of life.
Please recognize the damage that such acts are inflicting on our communities on the sentiments of many across the country who want to let you know that they feel, “alone,” with a sense of fear and loss. Contention is widespread, we must acknowledge the very act of targeting as being hugely detrimental to peaceful relations between communities, and we condemn the motives behind it. We hope and pray for justice and peace to prevail at this time.
Today calls us to be both a sensitive and perceptive in recognition of the global failure connected with nature of violence, and a form a newly reaffirmation of our commitment to grow in our understanding neighboring, collaboration, and cooperation to offer to protection the flourishing of all life.
- You must open the lines of communication with civic leaders who will carry a unified message back to communities.
- Seek cases where evidence is disputed and review higher standard. Citizen Review Boards will work with you
- Training Leadership both Internally and externally on prevention, protection.
- Seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, when municipalities are failing, and public outcry is high!
- To ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
In a spirit of such understanding we wish and hope that each incident, despite the traumatic and tragic dimensions, may be transformed into an opportunity to offer the world a glimpse of the best of your morality as you discern the way forward. To this end we offer you our support and solidarity. I hope to have a conversation with you in the near future this letter defends the strategy of organized resistance to racism, I must argue that people do have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws.
I leave you with a word of caution, “If the community can’t find justice, Then I can assure you they will find Justice.” My hope is that I can dialog with you before, that time comes.
With best regards,
Gregg L Greer, President
Freedom First International
Southern Christian Leadership Conference Member
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