The verdict is in: The law was so structured that the Louisville police were within the law in breaking into an innocent person’s house and killing her.
On the other hand, FBI Louisville is saying, “Whoa. Wait. Hold on, there. Lemme see that.”
So we shall see.
One of my favorite sources of environmental justice reporting, Green America, has an article entitled “Communities on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis”. Is anyone surprised that those communities are indigenous people and people of color? Given that polluters build and dump disproportionately in those communities? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
A quote from the article:
The pandemic quickly revealed itself as an environmental justice issue. … Communities like those in University Park, Los Angeles, and Native people in North Dakota are pushing back against dirty energy in their backyards. They will only face a tougher fight without any support from EPA regulation.
Meanwhile, other groups, like Soul Fire Farm and Rise and Root Farm, have already been fighting some of the injustices that create deadly health outcomes for the people in their communities. And now these same injustices mean a higher infection and death rate for people of color with COVID-19.
These stories, though about people in precarious circumstances, give me great hope. These warriors press forward no matter what—they won’t give up the fight for their communities as they take on the climate crisis.Eleanor Greene
C’mon, Team Earth!
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone fights back.