Sorry for the convenience.
Sketchbook comic about Kajieme Powell’s death at the hands of police on August 19th.
The video that the bystander recorded and the police released, apparently to exonerate themselves, is very disturbing. The police go to their guns too easily too often. There is less than half a minute between the time they pull up and the moment where this man is shot to death. Again, they must have had some knowledge of his potentially disturbed mental state - the reason the police were called seems to be because the man was acting strange. Other police arrive on the scene within a minute.
For more thoughts on this incident I thought this link was good.
I saw this video too, and it shook me very deeply. In this society we hold institutional authority too dear and human life far too cheap.
Agree. Well put.
A little T-Bone Walker for your Sunday night; I dunno if the English lyrics were translated to Japanese, then translated back, or maybe just phonetically misapprehended - either way, nothing could be more in the spirit of this site.
(Blue Fighter, Jirō Taniguchi, written by Garon Tsuchiya, c. 1982)
THIS FRIDAY - Mark Englert returns to G1988 with the second installment to his Director Series. The opening reception will run 7-10 PM and he will release the first set of prints that night, as well as originals he’s created. Then for the closing, on August 30th, he all release the second set of prints. Come by and say hello to Mark on Friday at G1988 (West)!