The last couple of weeks in our country have been tumultuous, to say the least. COVID, protests, riots, and needless death have dominated the landscape. Questions of police brutality and effectiveness have been at the forefront conversations spurring intense arguments. As the spotlight shines ever more brightly on our authority figures, sources of crime statistics seem to be at the forefront of every discussion. Arguments fester with accusations of importance and correctness and yet many fail to address the real cause. It’s easy to analyze a resulting action without ever addressing the underlying problems.
The country has heard the voices of many advocates and the media has responded with a narrative that fosters divisive rhetoric at best. Our nation shamelessly turned its cameras and fueled the flames of disdain and anger for so many Americans, albeit over a very justified sense of anger. It’s important to note from all the reporting and coverage very little is done to mention the issues we seem to willingly fail to mention.Continue reading