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To honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream we have to say ‘enough’

Published on January 15, 2018

By FLONAD News

To honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream we have to say 'enough'

By Benjamin Crump, Opinion contributor.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. And if he were alive, I think he’d be demanding some answers.

After 50 years of dreaming of civil rights, it’s time for America to wake up and get real.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. And if he were alive, I think he’d be demanding some answers.

What would Dr. King say to the anguished parents of Ulysses Wilkerson who are demanding to see the police dashcam and body camera video of their son’s arrest in Troy, Ala.?

That recent interaction with police left their 17-year-old son beaten and in the hospital.

The gruesome photos of Ulysses show his face battered and bloodied and one of his eyes swollen shut, while he lies handcuffed to a gurney. Was this really “reasonable and necessary’’ force, as Troy police allegedly said in news reports?

A local pastor and civil rights leader said the teen remembered a “big, tall, white officer kicking him in the face.’’

What would Dr. King say about the Confederate statues that still hold sway over some of the main streets of America? What would he say about the rally held by the white supremacy movement last year to protest the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va.?

A rally that turned deadly when a woman died after a car was driven into a crowd of protesters?

If Dr. King were alive today, I think I know what he’d say: “Enough.”

Read more from the source… USA TODAY

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