I was raised with being taught how to speak to cops so I don’t lose my life at a young age. We’ve always dealt with police brutality. I don’t walk around without being aware of my surroundings. It is the people who have not been affected or targeted who are starting to say: ‘Wow, is this what really goes on in this country?
Note: The only reason I am alive today, at the age of seventy, is that my mother taught my brother and I the same thing that Aldis’s mother taught him.