Uneasy

September 24, 2020
Updated: October 3, 2020
Darren Watts
6:44 PM EST

No justice, no peace. Say their names; I can’t breathe—black lives matter. These are many of the sayings we have heard for many, many years. Many people are confused as to why these sayings are in hashtags. Two words, Breonna Taylor. The one thing I can guarantee is everybody is familiar with this story. If you aren’t, that’s fine. You will get a small glimpse here. I am supposed to be writing a sports blog today. With the justice system, my heart can not write about sports today. At a later time, I will. But right now, I have to make as many uncomfortable by discussing current events issues. I don’t have many words, and I do not know what I am going to say. It’s going to come out of my style, my way. By the way, it is so good to be back writing for the time that I have. A career change has taken up so much of my time. I apologize that I have not been consistent, and I will do my best to be more consistent and not leave gaps between time.

Yesterday afternoon, as of this writing, the grand jury came out and said that they would indict Officer Brett Hankison for wanton endangerment for firing into the neighbors’ apartment the night Hankison killed Taylor. Congratulations, the United States just showed good leadership by not holding Hankison accountable for his actions. I feel for Taylor’s family. I think for anybody affected by this. I saw a scripture this afternoon that reminded me to be active, regardless of the results. Colossians 3:23 in the NIV: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Continue to work from the soul. Do everything in God’s will. Let’s all remind ourselves that God is watching, and he does not like ugly. Continue to do good work in what you believe. Most of us know this world is not right and is crooked in their ways. Let’s lean on God and get him involved. Remember this verse as well: “It is the same with faith. If it doesn’t cause us to do something, it’s dead.” James 2:17. In other words, faith without works is dead; put the necessary work in to make it work.

There are so many questions that need answering. How does this become okay? Why is it that Officer Hankison not responsible for Taylor’s life? Imagine that being your family member? If this does not enrage you to do something or feel something for this family and situation, somebody should examine their motives. Although the police had a no-knock warrant, the officers were told to proceed as if it is a standard warrant. Let’s be real; the officers knew the outcome the moment all this unfolded. Sports figures are speaking out about this heinous decision not to hold Hankison accountable. Nobody is not holding back from it; I won’t either, but the problem is I have so much going on in my head that I can’t even begin where to think. Here is the bottom line. Pray, pray again, and then go vote.