**PLEASE DO NOT DESTROY OUR CITY OR GOVT BUILDINGS & ATTACK OUR POLICE ... YOU’RE NOT FROM THIS COMMUNITY, SO GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!!
I want to give a SHOUT out to the Biggest Little City and OUR AMAZING LOCAL community Reno/Sparks/CarsonCity, all of Nevada and to everyone in downtown Reno this morning that I saw who was out cleaning and repairing the damage done, GOD BLESS YOU & THANK YOU!!
WHAT STARTED as a peaceful protest yesterday and even ended peacefully turned into another horrible act of destruction at the hands of non local antagonizers and out of town rioters.
AND I want to be clear that the carnage was not instigated, nor caused by the BLM group or their protest, they were peaceful and STOOD AGAINST THE VIOLENCE & DESTRUCTION OF BUSINESSES; I saw this with my OWN EYES!
What took place AFTER that peaceful and yes, emotional rally was/is unacceptable on so many levels and defeats the purpose and steals the message for what truly matters and that was the taking of another innocent BLACK life in Minneapolis.
This post isn’t meant to address another unnecessary, reprehensible and cowardly killing of an unarmed, black man, handcuffed by police with a knee in his neck and his head/faced pressed into the pavement.
That is simply inexcusable on a human level.
It was hard to watch and has been even more sickening to process. It has been far too long IN THIS NATION —that this kind of behavior and systemic racism has gone unchecked and it’s time to take a stand together and make the changes that are needed within our criminal justice system and the manner in which police conduct themselves when force is necessary, especially in the black community, who have every right to be fearful for their lives and the lives of their loved ones when dealing with police, UNFORTUNATELY!
I was a student athlete at the University, a majority of my friends played football or basketball at the University —and those that were Black or Hispanic/Latino were ABSOLUTELY treated differently —it was no surprise or secret when they walked in a room, when they walked in the store, when they were stopped by police —they were always treated differently, so let’s call a spade a spade and stop playing fucking games —things need to change and CHANGE IS NEEDED NOW.!
Also, it is NOT a representation of the law enforcement officers I know and/or the tactics used that I am familiar with. This was murder. Regardless, it is a stain on a profession of our finest, who have taken an oath to serve & protect & this reckless unconscionable behavior of a VERY FEW BAD APPLES puts lives in danger. The police officers I know would have never committed such an atrocity, nor would they have stood and watched.
God bless and Godspeed to our police and their families —that they are protected and watched over and no harm comes to them for simply doing their jobs.
Everyone has a right to demonstrate and protest peacefully and be angry, but there is no acceptable degree of violence, nor an acceptable degree of destruction or burning the property and businesses of others that we/you use every day and that happened because of the sick actions and behavior from people that are not from here.
Those people need to leave the area now —IF YOU ARE NOT from Reno/Sparks/Carson City —get out of our cities and do not damage or destroy our property or our government buildings! You do not want a group of us local boys, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and/or otherwise on your ass because we are BATTLE BORN & NEVADA STRONG and if you try to destroy ANY OF OUR neighbors businesses, none of us will simply stand there and allow it to happen. This is your only/final warning. We are out here too WATCHING!!