It pains me to see firsthand the senseless killing of young Black men and women by the hands of men that swore to protect and serve the people. Many people, such as myself, feel helpless and angered that nothing will be done to bring these hostile actions to justice, so it is my sincere hope that the communities that were affected by these incidents will act on pure intentions and demand that these violent acts come to an end.
I believe that acting on fear will only fan the flames. An eye for an eye is not the solution, and hate will only set us back.
I'm aware that the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling have opened up the floodgates for immediate action to take place, but while we pray for them and their families, let's also think of viable solutions that do not involve bloodshed and violence.