Protests from memory lane

As I read David Hohendorf’s column in Downtown's latest (July) issue, it was like taking a walk down memory lane. I tell my children that the protests, issues and sentiments expressed these last few months feel very much like those we marched against in the 60s and 70s. Much to the dismay of my parents who were huge supporters of Dr. King, I marched in Chicago with the Black Panther Party. We protested then, like now, against police brutality, especially after the murders of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. Mayor Richard Daley Sr. was in charge and we didn't see any change except heightened force against the protesters. So, here we are again staring down the same issue. This time, I believe, will lead to real change and finally eliminate the "license to kill" culture in police departments that has been so out of hand for decades. My mom was right, all things in time, and so was Dr. King who said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Renee Prewitt Bloomfield Township

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