Saturday, November 7, 2009

How Many Blog Posts Does it Take to Stop One Death By Summary Electrocution?

We Black and many white bloggers have been documenting the the outrageous taking of human life, without court process, often without charges, frequently without any meaningful police explanation of why the person was electrocuted and now they're dead. We've done a lot of writing, but it doesn't seem like the police officers with the portable electrocution guns are reading our blog posts.

What is our theory of the process of change with respect to summary electrocution by police? Do we believe that things will change if it's in the newspaper? Do we believe that Congress will make "Civil Rights Act of 2009" that states the right of Blacks to have a trial before they are electrocuted? Or are we communicating with the Black and white public in order to prepare the public to demand change? If so, WHAT SORT of change, and by whom?

It seems to me that there is a fundamental lack of an effective strategy for change.

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