Dallas Shooting: None of us will be safe.

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Justice is the key to peaceful societies. The other word for Justice is Balance, and if the balance is lost even a tiny bit, it starts multiplying. It is in our best interests to restore the balance and not aggravate it.

This time, the balance was disturbed by the officers involved in shooting two innocent African Americans in Louisiana and Minnesota. The rightful and instant response from the police department should have been to apologize, yes apologize, as they are assigned with the responsibility to keep our neighborhoods safe, and in the next breath they should have announced that an investigation will be carried and the officers will be suspended subject to investigation.

Dallas people scared and running helter skelter
That doesn’t bring back the dead but it gives some respite to the grieving communities.  It would have offered a sense of justice and trust, and possibly prevented protests.

No American will feel safe and secure, unless everyone around him ‘feels’ safe and secure.  It behooves for us to ensure everyone is safe and Justice is the only thing that will bring safety.
The Good news is a majority of us, however we are classified by religion or race are law abiding citizens. It’s the fringe in every section that takes the law in their own hands, when they see or perceive injustice to them and their kind, both Black and White, and that causes ripples and leads demonstrations.

Demonstrations are necessary to make a point, and for the voiceless and the weak, that is the only available medium. Indeed, it is the corner stone of our democracy.

Those who felt a sense of injustice took things in their own hands to rectify it with a possible belief that Justice will not be served to them. They targeted the very officers who were there to protect them.

Way back in the 90’s in Dallas, my home town, the white folks started moving north to move away from the Blacks.  I am sorry, I did not write then, I should have screamed, how far north will you go?  Instead of running, and there is no end to running, we all should have learned to live with each other and that guarantees safety of every one.

Blaming each other is easy and unfortunately a trend these days. Reaching out and understanding the grievances of our fellow countrymen could be a trend too if we just give it some effort. No law or police force can provide the kind of safety that a flexible and cohesive society can provide to itself.

When we all start living, eating, playing, working and marrying together, safer and durable societies will emerge.

Gov. Abbot’s call is the right call, “In times like this we must remember ― and emphasize ― the importance of uniting as Americans.”

I echo President Obama’s statement, “We are horrified over these events and we stand united with the people and police department in Dallas.”


Police monitoring the Snipers

As Martin Luther King had revealed, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  We  need a continuous ongoing dialogue to prevent injustice every step of the way.

It is our duty to keep law and order and faithfully guard the safety of every citizen. Injustice, real and perceived is one of the many sources of disrupting the peace in a society and it is our duty to track down the source of such injustice and work on mitigating it. We have an obligation to maintain a balance in the society.

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