I cannot bring myself to wish anyone a happy Independence day. Not when Pakistan denies my people their right to live, when the bloodbaths in eastern Afghanistan are ignored, left out of any discussion, and propagandized, and when no one shows any sympathy. It’s not fair. A child was just killed in Kunar and several houses were destroyed, of course I can’t be happy about Independence day. Years later, and we’re still waiting for the recognition we deserve.
So did anyone hear about the officer who placed a woman under arrest for breastfeeding in NYC? She went to get on her bus, he pulled her back by the collar of her shirt, and as a result she dropped her 3 month old baby. He still placed her under arrest while her baby was lying on the concrete with a cracked skull. Her daughter died at the hospital while she was at the police station. He’s on PAID leave.