Aftermath of 1968 looting on a 7th St, NW storefront. Photo courtesy of Cliff / Flickr

The rioting, looting and fires remind me of when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. I was 5, I was living in D.C. My father took us from D.C. to Virginia. We got outta there because D.C. was on fire.

I remember it like it was yesterday. As they left the stores after looting them, they threw the Molotov cocktails back into the stores. Some of the buildings stayed vacant for decades. They just started renovating H Street recently. That’s how long some of the damage lasted.

This time people from other cities and states were trashing the city. Things are changing as far as police being charged with crimes. Nobody is above the law. The president, to me, even got away with crimes. Our justice system is a joke to the world.

Police need to be held accountable to the oath that they take, just like the next person. 

Some of the changes are forthcoming, God willing. The D.C. Council has changed the law to require that the Metropolitan Police Department release body camera footage of any incident involving the use of force within 72 hours.

Thanks for your support and keep me in your prayers. 

God Bless.