As we begin to see the first steps being taken towards real changes in the style of policing in this country, it’s inspiring to see that the demonstrations have not lessened at all and seem to be here to stay for the foreseeable future. The time has come for us to take a hard and honest look at the history of American law enforcement and it’s key role in the oppression of black people. We’ll never have true democracy or freedom while our current system stays in place, but the task is so huge and the causes so intertwined with many aspects of daily life that it seems insurmountable. Let’s all take it upon ourselves to be educated and informed and find some ways that we can help the cause. Freedom and justice for all can be a reality in this country if we are willing to work for it.