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Dear Protesters and Law Enforcement:

It’s ok to be angry and upset when tragedy strikes, especially upon the innocent. It’s not ok for ANYONE to become violent and commit illegal acts to ease their pain. These actions can not be excused or tolerated just because someone is unhappy with results or findings. Violence begets violence. In the end individuals may lose their own right to freedom and not for just a night. Would it actually be worth it in the end? Messages need to be delivered in a respectful way so that it’s heard. When individuals respond with violence, that is all that anyone will see, hear or remember and everyone stops listening after a certain point.

Recently, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown the prosecutors chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally wounding Brown. This I’m sure is upsetting to many. I was quite upset myself. I’m know I would have had stronger feelings if it had happened to one of my own children. I can certainly see both sides of the situation. Officer Wilson felt threatened because he too had been hurt and he was in fear of Brown due to his size. Wilson most likely feared not knowing what might be coming his way. Michael Brown probably felt so powerless knowing that the officer did in fact have a gun and he was a black man fighting off a white police officer. Things could have ended so differently.

What needs to come from this tragedy, is a way for officers to feel safer so that they don’t continue to shoot unarmed victims. Maybe a handheld scanner than can quickly recognize a concealed weapon needs to be considered and carried by officers. This would of course cost money, but the value of human life should be worth it in the end!

Compassionately Yours,

Felina Silver Robinson

poetsareangels1963@gmail.com


Tweet posted after Ferguson decision


Incident happened at home under renovation


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Apaturia”, also known as An Hyang (b. 1243 CE—d. 1306), Greek annual religious festival. At Athens it took place in the month of Pyanopsion (October-November) and lasted three days, n which occasion the various phratries (clans) of Attica met to discuss their affairs. The name probably means the festival of “common relationship.” The most important day was probably the third, Koureotis, when children born since the last festival were presented by their fathers or guardians; after an OATH had been taken as to their legitimacy, their names were inscribed in the register.

(Comeback on 11/26/14 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Apausha”.

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Cleveland police say this is the replica weapon they recovered from a 12-year-old who was shot by police on a rec center playground on Nov. 22, 2014.


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“An Yu”, also known as An Hyang (b. 1243 CE—d. 1306), Korean scholar and educator of the Koryoc period (918-1392 CE) who helped to reconstitute the National Academy and establish a state treasury for national education. He is especially famed for his advancement of public education based on CONFUCIANISM and NEO-CONFUCIANISM. In 1287 he accompanied King Chungnyol to the Mongol court in Peking where  he encountered the texts of CHU HSI. Returning to Korea, An Yu privately studied these texts and promoted Korean national education based on the Neo-Confucian thought of these works. Eventually he became the director of the MUNMYO, the Korean national shrine to culture. Known as an opponent of Ch’an (ZEN) BUDDHISM in Korea, An Yu was the most famous Confucian scholar of his era

Portrait of An Yu (An Hyang)

(Comeback on 11/25/14 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Apaturia”.

#ReligiousTopicOfTheDay, #poetsareangels.com, @FelinaSilver


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