Protection

Nicholas James Howard-Jennings, 10 years old

Proud to present our youngest writer — VONA/Voices in the making

We all know
Or at least we have known
The police have protected us
Just not all of us

We all have to be treated equal
I believe in equality
Black or white
We have to be treated the same

It seems like the cops
Have flipped the aggressive switch on
And they are pointing it
Towards black people

We’re just asking the police to stop shooting these young black men
Please, stop this terrifying repetition of people of color getting murdered
It’s horrible to even think about police shooting and killing young people of color
Police, you have to stop murdering and start protecting
It’s your job.