To everyone who’s shared this on Twitter, Facebook, etc. – I thank you, as well. So far, there have been 5 Tweets, 73 Facebook shares/comments (it counts both as a share, since it’s being discussed), and 2 shares on Google+, which IS read by some.
The result of this is that my blog has been relevant for the first time in quite a while, and I’ve doubled my usual monthly views in two days:
I’m not the big blog I used to be. I used to get thousands of views per month, and then life happened. I want to get back into serious stuff, and I wanted to thank everyone for keeping up with me, for continuing to support me, and for taking me seriously.
I can no longer monitor who links to me, because of an error in my WordPress dashboard, so if anyone else has shared, please let me know, and I’ll recognize you, as well. I’m going to try to fix the error, which may mean re-doing my blog entirely (saving it, taking WordPress out, re-installing it, and then re-uploading my blog content – this is not something I’m comfortable doing on my own, so it will likely be later this Spring when it happens), but until then…well, I’m keeping up with comments on my dashboard, and they’re all read and appreciated, even if I don’t reply right away.
Thank you, sincerely.
And also…keep sharing the story, yeah? It’s an example of police brutality that I think should worry everyone…it’s an “only ones” situation, and it had tragic consequences without being related to guns whatsoever. It was a basic issue of misunderstanding a situation, and not knowing how to deal with that misunderstanding. That sort of thing happens every day, and sometimes people die because of it. That needs to stop, if at all possible, and the best way to rectify a situation such as that is to educate people and make them aware of the best ways to deal with such an issue. It doesn’t matter if the person in question is disabled or not – the “aggressive first” attitude taken by many in law enforcement is not acceptable. They are not “only ones,” and they need to be shown that they’re humans with SOME privileges, but the biggest privilege (and responsibility) they have is upholding the law to keep people safe. That’s it.
I have a lot on my plate right now, but this struck a nerve, obviously. I hope to follow up on this and find out what’s being done, and I’ll share it as I find it.
Again, thanks. I appreciate you all more than I can properly say.