Stop killing them, please.

Stop killing them, please.

They are our fathers.
They are our sons.
They are our brothers, our cousins.
They are our husbands.
They are our boyfriends.
Our sisters and our mothers.
Stop killing them, please.
They peacefully, with permission, sell CDs because they all aren’t the deadbeats you make them out to be.
Stop killing them, please.
They drive, licensed, and move to get out of your way.
Stop killing them, please.
They just love skittles and iced tea, that’s not a crime, sir, so stop killing them, please.
They are our protectors.
They are our best friends.
They don’t want to hurt you, sir, they just simply cannot breathe.
Stop killing them, please.
We need them.
Our families need them.
Our kids.
Their bosses need them.
Their friends need them.
Stop killing them, please.
We cook for them.
We clean for them.
We forgive them and we live for them.
Stop killing them, please.
They are ours.
In a world where we have nothing, they were ours and you took them.
Stop taking them.
They are ours!
Stop killing them, please!
Their Mamas brought them in this world and they are the ones that are supposed to take them out.
But you don’t understand that.
You don’t know them.
No, not like we do.
So, stop killing them, please.
They are going to figure it out.
Their potential, that is.
They will become educators.
Litigators.
Policy makers.
CEO’s.
They will take your job, officer.
One day, when they figure it out.
Their potential.
Because we will help them.
We will push them.
Support them.
We’ve been doing that and we will not stop now.
Because of you.
Thank you white officer for refocusing, re-energizing, and redirecting them.
Thank you for turning them into hashtags.
Into memes.
Thank you.
Because the rest of them, the ones that we still depend on…
They are coming for you.
But not like how you’re coming for them.
See, they don’t see you as competition.
They never really did.
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