The Great American Divide


As one national political convention concludes and another is about to begin, America continues to be under siege by a rage of fatal terror involving police and African Americans.

It is a dilemma that not even the brightest scholars, the highest ranking elected officials and the most devout clergy can understand or explain.

The withering emotional pain has ripped the hearts from families, eroding the bond of communities and a schism wider than the Pacific Ocean has divided America between Black and Blue.

Fresh on the heels of the fatal police shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota and the sniper assault against five Dallas Police, attacks against law enforcement has been rampant from Georgia to Atlanta, Connecticut, Milwaukee and Baton Rouge where three officers were slain by a lone gunman.

The common denominator--- Police and Blacks.

This week alone, the highest-ranking officer in the trial of Freddie Gray, Baltimore police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in connection with Gray's arrest and death, Judge Barry Williams ruled in a bench trial Monday.

Rice was the highest-ranking police officer charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a broken neck in a police transport van on April 12, 2015.

In St. Louis two police officers will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old suspect, after a special prosecutor ruled Tuesday that the officers acted in