Wednesday, July 28, 2010
4 years later. Stranger on the Road.
7 million dollar settlement for Sean Bell family and two friends involved in Police murder in November of 2006.
Detective Palladino called the settlement laughable and that police were performing their lawful duty.
The officers were acquitted of all charges in June of 2008. I am struggling with resolutions here. It is alarming that this monetary reparation required almost four years--and what's even more unfortunate and is how little this will heal. It ends up driving deeper, the placement and empty value that informs the belabored perspective of black and brown people in America. I am not ungrateful, I am honestly finding it difficult to feel any real pathos on a human (forget social, at this point) level, when justice continues to be impaired.
"I'm just a stranger, traveling on the road. I don't know nobody and I don't know where to go....I'm just a stranger, a long, long, long, long way from home." - Shirley Caesar