Yes, this is still a big issue if not the biggest issue with me left over from the work for which I will always take a bit of my dignity and honor (such as it is) from. Even one innocent person dying wrongfully as he or she is being put to death is unacceptable in my heart and mind.
During this weekend’s visitation, I had my young ladies watch Selma and a documentary circling around the life of James Baldwin to help us come to common understanding about George Floyd, police misconduct in general, racism, and what has come before in our nation.
Then we discussed where I differ and part ways from those who choose a path of violence and destruction in the pretense that these tragic acts can somehow be right in righting the injustices of this world. Teachable moments taught and learned from as we shared not only my thoughts as their father, but, what they see, think they see and the importance of verifying information passed out from others.
Letting An Innocent Man Die by Michael Doyle No one should ever be learning The smell of a man burning Taking in each breath Knowing this awaits you at death It can make a guilty man lie Feeling it better that an innocent man die Than to face that electric chair Fear of this has been the devil's snare Forcing the heart to give way To just live for yet another day Sitting there in that smoky daze The Devil is quite certain of a weak man's ways Men who knew maybe less than nothing Find themselves compelled to say something When injustice has its brutal way The time comes soon enough for Hell to pay Emotions will run high With not one dry eye When a guilty man decides with a sigh It's better to let an innocent man die (c) June 8, 2020 Michael Doyle All Rights Reserved