Take it from a black man from North Charleston: Your notion of home is as fragile as mine

To me the question is not black or white, or poor or rich, or what kind of neighborhood you inhabit, but innocent versus guilty and right versus wrong.

Innocent men, women, and children should be safe and free wherever they go (and free to go wherever they wish), in good neighborhoods or bad neighborhoods, and they should be free from harassment or attack from either criminals and criminal elements or from bad policing and bad cops.

We as a society get that point down, that neither race nor class matter, but that the innocent are worth protecting no matter where they are or who they are (or when they are), and that the innocent should be firmly protected from both the guilty and the system, then things will be working as they should. Until then, they ain’t.

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