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black lives matter

I posted this to an awful social media site earlier, because it’s the kind of place where people who need to read it will read it.


I don’t log onto Facebook very often anymore, because I don’t like contributing to platforms run by amoral manchild billionaires. I’ve seen posts from folks I respect — family, friends — and I want to make sure we’re clear here.

Police murdered George Floyd. Police continue to assault our friends, our neighbors, my fellow Ohioans, and our fellow Americans. You don’t have to look far to find videos of uniformed, armed, and armored police shooting CS canisters into peaceful crowds, or spraying people in the eyes with pepper spray when they obviously pose no threat, or firing rubber bullets at credentialed journalists.

I support protest against these violent institutions, and I support my fellow Americans who are brave enough to put themselves in harms way.

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