June 7 is National CAPHPACH Day

VTHSGRL Like everyone, we all do know that police officers have a job to do. Still, we have all heard-especially in recent times-citizens claiming police harassment. Likewise, police have claimed citizen harassment that impedes their ability to serve and protect. Well, now there’s a hopeful remedy for this!  Celebrating annually June 7, National CAPHPACH Day or #CAPHPACH Day (pronounced cap°pack) is a day of solidarity “promoting mutual respect between police and citizens” and raising awareness of the need for eradication of both police harassment of citizens and citizen harassment of police where it exists.

#KNEEOFFMYNECK Week May 25-31

It seems like just yesterday the “Gasps Heard Round The World” pierced the most impenetrable hearts.  Those gasps being that of American of Color Georged Floyd in an attempt to breathe as he begged mercifully for police officer Derek Chauvin to take his #KNEEOFFMYNECK and allow him this fundamental breathing right.  Unfortunately, Floyd died during this inhumane police-citizen interaction, and this death sparked protests of police brutality against Americans of Color everywhere. Perhaps this is why Floyd’s death seems like just yesterday-because the conversation never stopped after his tragic and needless murder on May 25, 2020. 

#KNEEOFFMYNECK Founder Corrects Presumed BLM Affiliation

Well unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are familiar with BLM, the acronym for Black Lives Matter. The hashtag-initiated movement was founded by three women-Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi-in response to the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman who murdered then 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. According to Wikipedia, BLM is formally defined as “a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.”