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A Letter to Chairman Coleman on the Brutality of the Sheriff’s Department in Dallas County

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*Sent on Friday, August 7, 2015 To the Honorable Garnet Coleman,   On August 1, 2015 around 10am, Joseph Hutcheson parked his truck on the curb at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas County and hysterically ran inside. Upon entering, Hutcheson screamed, “Don’t hurt me, I just need some help.” The deputies tackled him. […]

Jesus Tore Shit Up

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  Traveling on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, Samuel Dubose saw the lights flashing behind him and pulled over. After numerous encounters with police, Dubose was trying to avert more trouble. When Officer Ray Tensing approached the car, Dubose handed him an open container of alcohol. The situation escalated into a physical altercation. […]

Speak Their Names!

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  I struggled to garner the courage to write this piece. I am a part of a progressive world that teaches people to stay in their place or face the consequences. The difficulty of such constructions is that there are times when we all need to speak. I am a follower of Jesus and that […]

The Murder in Grapevine

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  The images haunt me. The sounds reverberate in my ears. The video plays over and over in my head.   While investigating a false burglar alarm, Grapevine Police Officer Robert Clark came across Rubén García sitting in his parked car. Perhaps due to some combination of his undocumented immigration status, intoxication and standard fear […]

Stand Down America!

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  Last Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Police Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were making a routine traffic stop when they were gunned down in a hail of bullets. There are many in this nation who heard about such a situation and believe that the two got what they deserved. After all, brutal police have […]

The Color of Evil

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Scared, Jesus ran away. When evil was on top of him, Jesus refused to fight back. The officers were rough. I guess they didn’t realize who he was or didn’t care. Jesus screamed. Looking up, the color of evil was blue and white. Though he had committed no crime, Jesus was arrested and led away. […]

The God Who Riots

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Jesus couldn’t get the horrific images of police brutality out of his mind. Walking downtown, Jesus was tired of seeing people assaulted and killed. Enraged, Jesus destroyed a police car and other properties. When officers started to show up in riot gear, Jesus gathered his friends together and confronted them. “Get out! Get Out! Get […]

The Real Church is in The Streets: A Speech Delivered to the Dallas Rally Against Police Brutality on December 5, 2014

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  Whose streets???   Our streets!!!   Whose streets???   Our streets!!!   Good evening, my name is Rev. Jeff Hood. I work out of the Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ…the largest LGBT church in the entire world. I serve as the Minister of Social Justice of their social justice ministry Hope for […]

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