When we take a look around at the events that are taking place across America, we can see the tensions that are increasing throughout the land; racial tensions, Ferguson, Baltimore, across the world, and possibly even in our own communities. There is an elephant in the room that, for a long time has not been talked about and only the church can remedy: racism. As a man who has more than 30 years of experience in a multitude of areas, from community involvement, leadership, law enforcement, and a believer in Christ, Assistant Chief of Police David Alexander not only has a real – world perspective when addressing racism, but also a Biblical perspective.
When considering such important topics as this, the reality of Roy Middleton comes into play. A resident of Pensacola, FL, who was standing in his own driveway, found himself on the receiving end of 15 rounds that were shot at him by two Sherriff deputies. Ultimately, two of these rounds impacted Middleton. The Escambia County Sherriff’s Office stated that it was on the bases of “non-compliance”. Middleton states otherwise. The injustices that occurred were not so much the details of this event, but the lack of community response to such an injustice. Continue Reading…