If leaders truly listened and were committed to checking their own power and dismantling systemic racism – in our governments, our criminal legal system, our schools, and elsewhere – we could find a path forward.
Somehow, the cops were more afraid of black, unarmed Isaiah Lewis than they were of white, armed 19-year-old Jackson Morris.
Police officers purportedly saw Isaiah run behind residential homes and hop a few fences. They said the teen wasn’t wearing any clothes. They also claim that they saw Isaiah tossing drugs over fences.