Unchain My Soul by Moka Soul
Scenario: We will hear the actual message from an Officer responding to a formal citizen complaint. All the information we have is within the text below and in the 1:38 seconds of recording. Personal information printed with permission. Consider this a case study – but do not forget, this is reality.
- Define the problem
- Develop – in whole or part – a solution
- Initial venting is completely acceptable and perhaps necessary. Prolonged venting becomes complaining which will knock a participant out of the discussion.
- Anger and emotion and differences of opinion are 100% expected and okay.
- Useless insults will immediately bar the offender from The Neighborhood and a chance to contribute toward Peace.
The Scene. A Black male and his Black wife were pulled over and according to the male passenger an officer’s gun was immediately drawn and aimed directly in his face, at point blank range, no less.
Passenger: Kevin S. 51 year old Black Male
Driver: His wife – Black Female age unknown
Jurisdiction: Sacramento City Police
Date: July 2016
Crime: No charges were filed, in fact no ticket nor citation was given and no reason for the stop was received.There were no warrants for either of their arrest and the registration was intact. The male did posses a criminal history, however, he was neither on probation or parole, as his dept to society had been paid.
Reasoning: Decided against using the passenger’s essay – which he wrote immediately following the ordeal, to help him collect his nerves – since no response was received to our invitation – left a message directly with the officer, whose voice you will hear. Nor was there a response to a properly formatted and channeled email to his department. But it does not matter, and all the information needed is here.
Take a deep breath before you listen (YouTube video version and SoundCloud audio version, no difference in message, only in delivery (Media & Peace / Perception & Intent from DAY 3). Think for a moment before responding. Peace is the word and the mission for the good of our communities. Good luck to each and every one of us. And if you are vociferous and opinionated, but choose to walk away, our hope is that you are making a contribution elsewhere, as the time for rhetoric expired in St. Paul and Dallas.
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7 DAYS: #OURWEEKOFPEACE 2016