I haven't written about the various controversial police shootings of black people around the nation this year.
But the killing of Corey Jones was just a few miles down the road, and the victim was a friend of someone I know and admire.
I needed to post something.
So I rummaged through some of my books and found what I wanted in Loren Eiseley's autobiography "All The Strange Hours." In Section 1, Chapter 6 (titled Toads and Men).
In this chapter, Eiseley writes about his days 'riding the rails' in the 1930's and how he and men like him were stoned or beaten or occasionally shot for 'breaking the law.'
Eiseley writes "I continued my meanderings on foot. I wasn't tearing through the night on express trains any longer. I avoided cops. I avoided jails."
and then he writes:
"By no one but the law could I be regarded as dangerous."
That's my comment. It doesn't solve the problem but I believe it does define it.
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