|My street, cordoned off by police cars and crime tape.|
This was supposed to be a December post about the violence and protests in Oakland and San Francisco, the reactions to the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. But then it became about the murders in Paris at a magazine office. And now it's about four people shot dead around the corner from my home.
|One of my Daily Kent Stater editorial cartoons, 1980|
But then the Charlie Hebdo shootings happened in Paris. I thought, as a journalist, I had a connection.
But I didn't feel comfortable writing about that, other than posting some supportive million-forwarded meme jpg graphic or crowd shot from France. Because my situation as a much safer writer couldn't compare to the horrors in Paris.