University of Denver: panel on the movement for black lives Tuesday 4:30 Sturm Hall 251

     For all those around the University of Denver, please come tomorrow at 4: 30 both to learn and to show your support.  It is unbearable to have a society which murders a man for sitting in his car waiting for his child…Let us do everything in our power to establish at minimum training in community policing, tactical avoidance, at all costs, of shoot to kill, the clearest public record (release of videos in shootings immediately; swift indictments if the case is murder or shooting and the like.


Black Lives Matter Panel – TUESDAY This coming 
Tuesday – 
mark your calendars! 


Amy Emery-Brown led the protest at the Martin Luther 
King Day march against the murder in sheriff 
department custody of Michael Marshall…


As part of the invitation I reprint my poem:   

A day in Charlotte USA

A man sits in his car waiting to pick up his son.
Every day, a man sits in his car, waiting to pick up    
most of us do this, waiting for a son, a daughter, 
a granddaughter
some days, he picks up his neighbor’s son, too.  She tells the story to



every day, the man has a book
listen  listen  listen
everybody who lives here
every day 
likes him
father of 7 
waits in his car
with a
every day, 
takes a pill
One day,
cops look for somebody else.  This man, no 
suspect,   drives up
beside them
scream at him
guns drawn
force him out   
emerges slowly, hands in the air 
His wife runs screaming towards them, 
her camera…
walks back toward the car.  Slowly.
Don’t shoot him!  He has no weapon.  He 
has a TBI.  Don’t
A cop
You Better Not Have Fucking Killed Him
shoots him dead
A little boy comes
people demonstrate led by ministers.
Police in RiotGear
do not arrest the shooter
one of their own
the National Guard
Police do not release 
the names

rifles in hand
the tape