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I was at the Malcolm X Center in Omaha Nebraska waiting with a fellow occupier on a cat named Leo to open the center up for a meeting of community figures and leaders concerning an on-going Town Hall Meeting having to do with violence and police misconduct etc.
In attendance were a few attorneys, a professor or two, several educators and various individuals who were active within the community, specifically in North Omaha where the Malcolm X Center is located.
A well known and respected educator pulled up in his mid size sedan and got out and cheerfully invited us to come observe the apparent bullet hole in the right front fender.
Considering the angle of the trajectory etc, it is indeed an odd looking hole with no round shape whatsoever. I inspected the wheel well area and found no exit hole or damage but a plastic liner was in place obscuring the resulting damage and I was disappointed we could not locate and remove the unknown slug if indeed that is what caused the long gouge shaped hole. Jack does live in North Omaha in perhaps a not so good of an area where bullets do indeed fly on the average of a few times a week.
The town hall meeting was designed to be organic in bring together people of all races and socio-economic backgrounds to address issues brought up in the Town Hall meeting through healthy debate and dialog and how to move forward with actions that produce positive results.
Too often a lock of opportunity, leadership, direction, and economic policies inflict negative situations and elements upon the citizenry and they are left with no voice or hope that they can themselves do anything or ferment change. We who plan the Town Hall meeting hope to address the issues, quit talking about them so much and start talking about solutions and how to obtain favorable results.
No More Bullet Holes...
19 August 2012
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