Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Trayvon Martin, and Eric Garner. All unarmed and dead at the hands of another. Whether or not the intent was to cause death, there is a clear pattern of careless disregard for life. All of these events have brought together people across gender, age, race, socioeconomic status and religious divides to stand up and say it isn’t okay- that’s a beautiful thing. Art is often a vehicle for highlighting passions too complex for the plain word. That is why this Tunesday’s song is American Skin (41 shots) by Bruce Springsteen.
And in the immortal words of Bruce himself this isn’t anti-police, it’s anti-tragedy.