Things you see in the streets

Came across this on my morning run today in Detroit’s Eastern Market. It had a particular weight given the recent death (and subsequent viral video of said death) of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police. Even the pavement is crying out for justice.

I haven’t clicked on the many articles about it in my newsfeed; I haven’t been on Twitter in 6 months but I already know that it’s likely a hashtag by now. Mostly, news like the death of Alston is so paint-by-the numbers that it is not even surprising anymore, which is the sick part. It’s the reason this story about a black girl from my alma mater being held in custody by Virginia police for speeding is so terrifying. If you are black, man, woman, or child, you really could be next.

In the end, we just want them to stop killing us.