Restoring order to my city after an evening of disruption appears to be the call of the day. It is the call from civic leaders, clergy, and community leaders.
I do not advocate violence. I do not support destruction.
But I do wholeheartedly support disruption of our collective comfort. We must take time away from Olympics, baptisms, and ballgames. We must stop wandering into traffic seeking Pokémon. Pastimes can wait. We must follow the lead of those who disrupted comfort as usual last night in Milwaukee, not through violent destruction, but by exposing our hearts. Another young Black man died in a police shooting in our city yesterday. The hundreds who gathered on the streets gave vent to their anguish.
There will be gatherings today during which the focus will be on ways to quell the destructive outrage following the death of one more young Black man.
Again, I do not advocate violence. I do not support destruction. I do wonder, however, where is our outrage? How will we expose our hearts? When does our comfort become criminal?