What About Justice for Khai'Lee?
It seems like 7 year old Khai'Lee Sampson is one black life that DOESN'T matter to protesters in Baltimore.
Today he sits in his grandparents home, uncomfortable because he doesn't have the brace that helped straighten his curved back. When he sleeps, someone has to watch over him at all times - the machine that helped force oxygen into his lungs when he would stop breathing at night is gone. He can't go out in the since there isn't a wheelchair for his mother to push him around in. All his clothes and even a brand new swing are gone. The home where Khai'Lee and his mother lived was burned to the ground as people set fires protesting the death of Freddie Gray. Khai'Lee, with his severely damaged lungs, was lucky to survive as his mother carried him to safety.
This is the perfect example of the destruction caused by the protests. While many people involved only want to demonstrate their right to protest peacefully, a good number - far more than spokespeople would like you to believe - want violence. And the people like Khai'Lee are the ones who truly suffer. If he dies because he stops breathing in the middle of the night and does not have the machine to assist him - who is brought to justice for his murder? Do we blame police?
No..police have nothing to do with what could happen to Khai'Lee or what has happened. The community, the black community, is responsible. Khai'Lee and his mother were told that his life doesn't matter. EVERY black person who has lost their job, their home, income, etc has been told by their own that their lives don't matter. Just the same as blacks have been told by others that their lives don't matter. Take a look at what the destruction is doing to your own communities.
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