If I have to watch another ALS ice bucket challenge video, I may just go insane. Don’t get me wrong, the viral videos have raised awareness and a whopping $15 million for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, and that is fantastic. But, and there’s always a “but,” one “disease,” which has been around for much longer, needs more awareness.
With the recent police shootings, the Ferguson incident in particular, the disease of violence has been broadcasted all over the news. The only problem is that nobody is doing anything about it. Dumping a bucket of ice water over your head won’t fix this problem.
Actor Orlando Jones came up with the bullet bucket challenge to take a stance against the disease of violence, particularly when a black person is killed by a police officer. Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Ezell Ford, and Kajieme Powell have all been shot by the guys who are supposed to serve and protect. Instead, trigger happy, entitled officers, who think they are the long dick of the law, seem to think that the streets of America equate to an Iraqi warzone.
Violence exists in the world and I’m glad Jones has made his opinion public. By pouring a bucket of shell casings over his head, he showed how many bullets were used on innocent lives. Lives are cut short because of violence. Take a stance against the militarization of regular police departments. Know more…