This morning I was treated to the impressive sight of state Senator Vincent Fort (D-Publicity) leading his massive protest march consisting of nine people and five television cameras approximately one block around the Fulton County Courthouse. Fort and his team were angry over the findings of a lawfully constituted jury in the Superior Court of Fulton County which found former Atlanta police detective Arthur Tesler not guilty of the more serious felony charges related to the shooting of Kathryn Johnston on a botched drug raid in 2006. As they marched, their energy seemed a bit lacking so I pounded my fist into the air for a few seconds and joined them in their ongoing chorus of “No justice, no peace.” Fort just gave me a nervous and curious look and went on down the street. Oh, well. Maybe I didn’t look angry enough.
[NOTE: This photo is of some random white protester in the United Kingdom with absolutely nothing to do with the protest or any nearby Atlanta Police Department officers. I was going to post a photo of the protest I took with my phone, but I’ve learned from some commenters here today that it is racist to post photos of black people. Important lesson learned.]