A Few Words
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The job as Chief in Portland must have been worth the move for Danielle Outlaw.
They recently executed a terrified and confused man, with a wife and child, who was holding onto a box knife and cutting himself. Why do police in Portland, Oreogn still consider themselves to be above the law?
This most recent tragedy is too typical. One of the cops who did the deed has previously gunned down the unarmed with no repercussions but a paid vacation.
Executions are still illegal. If these officers who were so "afraid" as to gun down this 48-year-old husband and father, they should have their weapons taken away and be charged. Murder is not OK, even if you are dressed in blue and wearing a badge.
But so far, public executions of troublesome people with mental problems (as well as the shooting of both the armed and the unarmed) seem OK with the our new Outlaw chief. I wonder if she operated above and beyond the law in Oakland as well. Anybody who agrees with this execution is not paying attention.
We need accountability, justice, real reform and some arrests.
Laws were broken and somebody need to pay the dues. Some scared cops chose to deliver the death penalty, instead of doing their jobs.
John Elifritz died for no good reason. Remember his name. Another one bites the dust. John did not die because citizens are afraid. He died because a few rogue cops took the law into their own hands and murdered him. Because they knew they could.
. —Chief Seattle
“Like the most of you, I was raised among people who knew – who were certain. They did not reason or investigate. They had no doubts…
…We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol 1: Lectures
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.”
Oglala Lakota Sioux South Dakota, USA
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers; and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit); and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals; and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all, you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.”
― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP
too much time for gladdening the
hearts of those who are traveling
the dark journey with us.
Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel
― Jimi Hendrix
When doubt no longer exists for you then go forward with courage.So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists-As it surely will. Then act with courage.”
— Ponca Chief White Eagle, Go Forward With Courage
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.”
— Sometimes attributed to Tasunke Witko
– Chief Seattle
“May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears.
And above all, may silence make you strong.”
— Chief Dan George
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent, or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to civilized property. We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another. We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”
– John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota
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