There is no justice

Not “breaking” a particular law does not mean there is “justice.”

This is the case of Breonna Taylor.

It is white comfort and privilege that allows us to argue the “finer points of the law” to say platitudes like, “Well, it was a tragedy, but no laws were broken.”

There is no justice, and we are not crying out for justice. We are wiping our brows and moving on.

There is no justice because we are not forming new laws that protect the victims like Breonna Taylor.

I can no longer take this safe path. All I see is injustice that has existed because people in power have refused to look to the “least of these” and demanded that we do better. We do better for ourselves, and if we have time to help others, maybe we’ll think about it.

These systems must be changed. Radically.

But there is also the issue of lament. We, as whites, talk about “legality” and move on. We don’t even weep over a system that failed a citizen.

So, I lament today. I grieve today.

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
(Ps. 58:1-2)

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An artistic image of Breonna Taylor that has the text "Say Her Name, Breonna Taylor" Image credit arielsinhaha. Used with artist's permission.]


3 thoughts on “There is no justice

  1. Not “breaking” a particular law does not mean there is “justice.”

    There is no justice because we are not forming new laws that protect the victims like Breonna Taylor.

  2. I don’t know who you are, but this was the first site that came up when I googled “when there is no justice.” Thank you for writing the words from you heart, as this is exactly how I am feeling. I did not have the words to express my sorrow, but you have provided them. God bless you.

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