I'm not an outwardly political person. I don't often weigh in on news, celebrity scandal or major jury decisions via Facebook or other social media sites. I tend to skirt the subject of politics when talking to people with whom I'm not extremely close. I worry about how others will perceive me if I voice my concerns over controversial issues.
But, like so many other Americans, I cannot stay quiet right now. I feel compelled to speak out in the face of recent decisions not to indict the police officer who caused Eric Garner's death.