Steve Schallert

worship as protest

STEVE SCHALLERT IS AN INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER, ACTIVIST, MUSICIAN AND AVID DISCIPLE OF THE NONVIOLENT JESUS. HAVING TRAVELED TO OVER 50 COUNTRIES AND WITNESSING ALONG THE WAY THE BEST AND WORST THAT HUMANITY IS CAPABLE OF, STEVE SEEKS TO CHAMPION AND EQUIP PEOPLE FOR ACTIVE PEACEMAKING & WORKS OF JUSTICE THROUGH BUILDING COMPASSION FOR THE POOR AND SPURRING ON IMAGINATION.

For Bleeding On Their Uniforms

The new Jim Crow well at work... what a broken mess of distruction. Lord have mercy.

 "Ferguson courts appear to work as an orchestrated racket to extract money from the poor. The thousands upon thousands of warrants that are issued, according to the DOJ, are "not to protect public safety but rather to facilitate fine collection." Residents are routinely charged with minor administrative infractions. Most of the arrest warrants stem from traffic violations, but nearly every conceivable human behavior is criminalized. An offense can be found anywhere, including citations for "Manner of Walking in Roadway," "High Grass and Weeds," and 14 kinds of parking violation. The dystopian absurdity reaches its apotheosis in the deliciously Orwellian transgression "failure to obey." (Obey what? Simply to obey.) In fact, even if one does obey to the letter, solutions can be found. After Henry Davis was brutally beaten by four Ferguson officers, he found himself charged with "destruction of official property" for bleeding on their uniforms." 

#blacklivesmatter #lordhavemercy

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