Arresting the Police on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I woke up thinking
about Frank Jude, Jr.

whose assault I am nearly too young to remember
in the news. I woke up thinking lynching

attempt. I spent part of the day with
remembered despair. At the march

this week, nearly no one grabbed
the signs that said Arrest Killer Cops;

most marchers picked Black Lives Matter
and We Have a Dream moving east

from the church. I kept thinking despair and betrayed
or that allyship begins with waking up to a world

who might remember to mourn a loss or the loss
but forget to indict his abusers.

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The Milwaukee police officers who assaulted Frank Jude, Jr. were eventually indicted and convicted.

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