re your Madiba Post, I think you should know that not all children follow in their parents footsteps. It may have been their parents that put him in jail, but that does not make them "snakes in the grass." We learn from the mistakes made from those before us, we move forward this way. You cannot hate the child for what the parent has done- this is probably one of the biggest flaws in SA democracy Take it from someone who grieves his loss, regardless of what my ancestors may or may not have done.
No. The beneficiaries of sin don’t get to write things off because they are “nice”. This form of thinking is why people get away with bloody murder. You don’t get to sit on an empire built on murder and theft, and claim to grieve for one of the native sons who dared to assert his right and the right of his people to exist. Spare me.
When it comes to sins of this magnitude, then the sins of the father should follow their children. At the very least, their children should acknowledge their father’s sins. Especially when they are the beneficiaries of those sins. If you are really grieving, you should not say things like “regardless of what my ancestors may or may not have done.” Get this correct, there is no regardless. It should always be regarded. The world should regard their wicked ways and all the wicked things they have done.
Something I’ve noticed over the years is that no matter how egregious, overt and blatant anti-black racism is, someone always tries to explain it away like it’s normal behavior. It doesn’t matter what it is, there is always that person who will publicly rationalize and justify the ill treatment of…
Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.
He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times.
Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana.
Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing.
Almost every citation was issued at the same place: the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store on 207th Street in Miami Gardens.
But Sampson isn’t loitering. He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.
So how can he be trespassing when he works there? It’s a question the store’s owner, Alex Saleh, 36, has been asking for more than a year as he watched Sampson, his other employees and his customers, day after day, being stopped and frisked by Miami Gardens police. Most of them, like Sampson, are poor and black.
And, like Sampson, many of them have been cited for minor infractions, sometimes as often as three times in the same day. Saleh was so troubled by what he saw that he decided to install video cameras in his store. Not to protect himself from criminals, because he says he has never been robbed. He installed the cameras — 15 of them — he said, to protect him and his customers from police.