“The system continues to fail black people.”
“I know that people are not protected against the police,” Diamond Reynolds said.
You live-streamed the incident, using quick wit and composure. Diamond, the world saw your calm and poise as you wanted to deescalate the violence directed at you and your daughter. How many mothers gasped and cried, while watching, because the officer maintained his weapon on your dying partner as his life expired right next to you?
“Black women, we see you. We love you."
We, as a diverse community, must let Diamond know that she too deserves her time to grieve and to navigate the next few hard months in her own way. As best we can, we must help lift that pressure to be strong and resilient when sometimes grieving may be all she can do to get through the days, hours and minutes.
"I’ve already made my statement. I don’t want to keep reliving this moment."