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Transforming the FOP, from within and without, will do much to restore the relationships between police and the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve.

The Peace Revolution

Underneath the propaganda of mainstream media there's actually a lot going on that points to a better day ahead. There are local community peace building programs cropping up in many cities. There are 'interventions' taking place in cities like Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD. Citizen action groups, like Black Lives Matter, have created more than 1,000 protest actions since April of 2014.

Deeper still, there is an awakening in many of our hearts, leading to greater understanding and empathy for our sisters and brothers. This wellspring of love has been ignored and abused as well, but it's finding its way into our culture, bit by bit.

Finally, let's not forget that these killings are happening within a wider culture of violence. American Empire has 800 based around the world, sells more armaments, conducts more drone and air strikes, and starts more wars than any other country on Earth. Our media is riddled with violence, from TV shows to news 'shows'. Is it surprising that a culture of violence engenders violence?

Standing here as we are, our best strategy for resistance is walk away - to let go. Turn off the TV and take a walk in your neighborhood, making eye contact and saying hi to neighbors. If you know of someone who's on the edge, talk to them or get help. If you're part of a policing agency, grow some balls and bust the deranged f*ckers who are killing us needlessly. And above all, hold to Life, God, Allah, Eternal Awareness - the name's not important - and to the understanding that we are in the throes of epochal change. And yes it is messy, and no we don't have to be afraid.

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