I refuse to condone the violence against our policemen. I've seen many policemen protect the Muslim community during this Ramadan season, to ensure we can safely pray. When I took my bar exam and lost my ID, an officer waited for two hours for my husband to bring my passport and made sure I received it. By the time I got done he was gone and I never got to say thanks. My dad's tire blew out this past winter and an officer told my dad to sit in the cop car so he could be warm with the heater running while the officer changed my dads tire for him. It is for these reasons along with them risking their lives everyday that my heart bleeds for the Dallas police community today.

While I am still angry about the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile incidences who are amongst the many African American men that have been shot and killed by policemen, I will not allow the actions of a few policemen represent the entire police force. I can mourn and be angry by the loss of innocent African Americans lives as well as the lives of cops who were doing what they do best, protecting our citizens. It is imperative for us to begin open dialogue about the racism that is currently engulfing our nation. Let's start listening to one another and understanding each other's concerns. Violence is never the answer nor will it ever be the solution. ūüíĒ ‚Ä™#‚ÄéDallas‚Ĩ ‚Ä™#‚Äémycity‚Ĩ‚Ä™#‚Äémorelovenothate‚Ĩ

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