Americans who have not suffered these parents’ losses should be mindful about the ease of dismissing these parents as people exploited. And they should be particularly dubious of any suggestion that any of these parents and what they see as solutions to the United States’ current political problems should be dismissed out of hand. At the very least, these are parents who have decided to channel their grief in the direction of a political process or campaign they believe capable of keeping their ranks contained.
That’s hard under any circumstances. But, that’s harder still when one party just wrapped a convention where some speakers implied that police should not, under any circumstances, face questions about how they do their work, or, that black America does not care if someone who was not a police officer took their child’s life.