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Posts by Gresham W. Harkless Jr.

Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd. While celebration is not necessarily the word that comes to mind when thinking about the loss of life, it’s somewhat a relief that justice was served but the fact that this is an anomaly…

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Pray for Daunte Wright, his family & Minneapolis

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop may have intended to fire a Taser, the city’s police chief said Monday. The department released dramatic bodycam footage of the incident, which has rocked the Minneapolis suburb miles from where George Floyd was killed during a police arrest last May. Daunte Wright was shot once…

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Good Trouble: RIP John Lewis

John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil-rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020 from pancreatic cancer. He wrote this essay to be released on the day of his funeral. Get in Trouble. Good Trouble   John Lewis…

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What is Still Work 2 Do?

To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what this site will become. I just know that there’s STILL a lot of work to do and that’s not by some of us, it’s by all of us. There’s a lot of hurt, pain and frustration happening in the world. There’s also reasons to feel hopeful and…

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