I attended an east side rally Saturday afternoon of citizens, primarily mothers, who were protesting the increase in violence in their community. It is always good to see people step up and take responsibility and actions in their own communities, however, the problem is always one abut staying in the fight for the long haul and getting more people out to take action. I’ve included some of their voices below for you to hear for yourselves.
I will also have to give credit to Democratic Mayoral candidate Ron Gibson for showing up and walking with the marchers. It’s one thing to call into a radio show and express outrage, it’s another thing to actually show up, and while I don’t agree with Ron philosophically, he gets points for making an appearance.
Note: I learned some new information over the weekend regarding Brandon Johnson; the boy who was injured during an altercation with police. For any of you thought he was a small 15-year old, think again. He’s listed as 5’11 and 200+ pounds. His own mother has complained about his behavior in the past. And two other people were arrested at the same time he was without incident. Just some facts to keep in perspective.