When you have a baby you tend to protect your child from dangers that you know, like gangs, drugs, and ill-minded people. The question is, when your baby is killed by law enforcement, those who took an oath to protect and serve, who protects you when the proposed protector is the one causing the harm?
I lost my only child through the decision of Hanging Rock, Ohio officer D. Caruso. While my son’s life has ended D. Caruso is on paid leave. I felt empathy for the parents of Mike Brown and Aiyana Stanley Jones, but when my son Kimani Davis was taken away, I decided to do something other than cry. I prayed asking God what do I do so no other parent faced my nighmarish life.
My answer came when I read up on Rise Up October. I realized I am not alone and there is plenty of people who have been affected by police misconduct. Now is the time for the public to be aware and Rise up America or your child could be next.
Kimoni Davis and his passenger were killed June 28 after a high speed chase that began when he was supposedly going 72mph in a 60 mile and hour zone, a traffic ticket. He was known as "Kodak" among his friends and family.