Regardless of a pandemic, fires, race relations and earthquakes, any time an individual is denied, through death, the opportunity to enjoy mortality because of the wanton neglect or determined actions of another, it is a tragic time. When death is caused by someone who has pledged and is paid to protect, it is the worst of times.

An organization didn’t have a knee on a neck or put a finger on a trigger — individuals acting with free will did. And as the actions were done face-to-face, we must, as individuals, face the deaths and take the time to mourn, if not for the deceased, for those that loved them. When we see the victims as our loved ones, then we will have made real progress. And I pray we will and have better times ahead.

Laura Breksa

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Chalmette, Louisiana

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