This past Labor Day weekend kicked off the college football season, featuring a game between Eastern Kentucky University and Marshall. The Eastern Kentucky football team and coaches entered the stadium site wearing t-shirts saying “say their names” (whatever that entails) and during the game the coaches wore t-shirts that said “Enough is Enough.”
I couldn’t agree more, so far in 2020 some 30 plus Law Enforcement Officers have died in the line of duty. Officers like Bryant Searcy, a black Wayne County (Michigan) sheriff’s deputy, killed by a jail inmate, survived by his wife and daughter.
Tamamis Bohamnon, a three and a half year St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officer killed in an ambush, survived by his wife and three children. Yes, enough is enough, on killing of our law enforcement and we still have about four months left in the year. Lately I’ve listened to various professional sports athletes blaming a racist society, hmm, a racist society that has made these athletes extremely wealthy. I’m sure they have worked hard for it. LaBron James reportedly resides in a 9350 square foot mansion in Brentwood Los Angeles (one of the wealthier parts of L.A.), worth some 21 million, one of his Brentwood “neighbors” Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, a house worth several millions, yet I haven’t heard a mention from them of the law enforcement that has paid the ultimate sacrifice, (I guess their lives don’t matter). Your right Enough is enough!
The poor old NBA athletes have to live in a “bubble” at Walt Disney World staying in fancy/schmancy hotels/motels, I wonder what fancy/schamcy “bubble” our military is staying in Iraq/Syria?
Eventually we’ll discuss not even enough (if any) mention of the gang violence plaguing black inner city and the deaths of numerous black youth, that’s for a future “discussion.” Recently this past year, a recent graduate of Bradwell Institute had an idea to rename Bradwell Institute to honor a former Liberty County black female/NAACP educator. He mentioned something about founder Samuel Bradwell serving in the Confederacy during the Civil War and was wounded in the battles of Atlanta. But do your history, a whole lot of people served in the Civil War on both sides. After the Civil War, 20% of the state budget of Mississippi was devoted for prosthetics limbs/arms due to the wounded in that war. Instead of a name change, which will probably result in nothing but animosity, why not restore the old Hineshaw School on Rebecca Street, Hinesville, Georgia to its former glory, working with the Liberty County School board?
I’ve been informed it was a historic Rosenwald, one of many built by the Rosenwald family for poor blacks’ education. Recently, Hinesville City Councilmember Diana Reid recalls going there. She looked it up and confirmed me it was a Rosenwald school. Research the Rosenwald schools, several have been restored in Georgia by The Georgia Trust for Historic Trust, hmm, join that worthy organization, I’m a proud member for over 20 years. But also don’t forget to erecting the James Quarterman, a prominent black Liberty County resident, monument/memorial, for historic Liberty County Courthouse, don’t tear down monuments (it only creates animosity) restore, learn from then and erect more of them! Now, as we used to say in the Army “make it happen”
Joseph B. Stuart,