The motto ought to be to ‘seek justice and reap peace.’ But when we do not reap peace, there is a problem. When we do not reap both justice and peace, there is conflict.
But often even when we seek justice we do not reap peace, when there is conflict, strife, violence and unrest instead; then we look for accountability for all of it and find none at all. That really needs to be addressed.
So we get a guilty verdict on all counts that may validate the process, however, it does not justify or validate all the violence and destruction in the name of some “social justice”. Those acts too must stand accountable for what they are. Violence and urban terrorism cannot be exempt from justice. We should not have a preference for violent unrest.
But we see over and over those acts go on unchallenged and unaccounted for. They just are. Wrong becomes right and right becomes wrong. We cannot tolerate constant random violence under any name. It must be held to account. It cannot be dismissed just because we get a verdict we agree with afterward. The end does not justify those means.
The black community is not alone in seeking justice. When most of the country does not feel confident there will be justice, it sows a seed of distrust. That goes for black, brown, white or any other. But the violence we see repeatedly in the streets is not a replacement for justice. Mob rule is no suitable replacement for democracy and the rule of law either.
Again, how about a piece of justice for all?
Stop acting as if any violence is condoned if we don’t get our way.
The lies will roll on in the media, who obviously are not seeking justice either.
And we are all reaping what they are sowing.
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