See this face. Embed it in your mind. Know how to spot one. They tend to show up anywhere Black people are trying to exist. It’s another Becky. In case you don’t know the back story, here it is: There’s been much written about how calling the cops on Black folks is often fatal. Again, … Continue reading #PermitPatty, Policing and Peak Privilege
At least nine pedestrians were killed in Toronto yesterday when a man in a white Ryder van systematically mowed over any and everyone in his path. The intersection is very familiar to me. As a former TTC commuter who used to live in the city’s northeast end, Yonge and Finch was pretty much my second … Continue reading American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot
My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry. So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home. So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze. So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest. I’m not an angry person by nature. But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.