Tuesday. Time once again for my blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. This evening at 9. Join me. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Most of the show will involve Ferguson and the militarization of our police forces. I have been talking about the militarization problem for two years. I was beginning to think I was a voice in the wilderness. Now everyone is into it.
Specific topics will include how police officers killed more Americans than terrorists in 2011, the New Orleans police officer who turned off her body camera before shooting a man two times, the shoot first/question later attitude of most police departments, and how Ferguson is a preview of the future.
Late with the blog again today. I spent the morning at my doctor’s office getting my yearly physical.
Great dinner companions last night! Tom and Fran Dixon from Buffalo. Lovely people.
We had drinks before dinner with their daughter Frances and son in law Jeremy. Both 30ish.
I was introduced to another generation. Both have served in the military. Jeremy in Afghanistan. Frances as an expert in getting food supplies to people who need them.
They are out of the service now and live in Northampton, Massachusetts.
They volunteered to serve because of 9/11. I sat in wonder as I listened to Frances explain how she was so moved by 9/11 that she decided to enter the service as soon as she was out of college.
The two are representative of a new generation. They are givers. They seek to help. Not like the generation before them. The baby boomers who expected everything to be given to them with nothing owed in return.
I have a busy afternoon. Have to finalize tonight’s blog talk radio show.
Enjoy your day!