Protesting for Daniel Prude

A few nights ago I went to Jefferson Ave. to protest with my community. instead I found a nice block party with folks serving free pizza, folks dancing and kids assisting adults painting “Black Lives Matter” on the street. I attempted to put my drone up to document the experience but it was extremely cloudy and the power lines were in my way. I kept getting No fly Zone which I couldn’t understand because I was over two miles from the airport. I did see another drone in the air perhaps It belonged to law enforcement I really don’t know.

Last night on Samuel McCree way I saw these adorable kids shouting Black Lives Matter! I took a few pictures and some video for my documentary short on injustice.

As I approached Jefferson Ave. I must have missed the crowd because there was nobody there so I stopped to pay homage to Daniel Prude memorial and lit some of the candles that had blown out due to the wind. I couldn’t seem to find the protestors I went to several of their regular locations and I couldn’t find them except for about four who were standing in front of the public safety building. This morning the news stated they decided to go to a new location unfortunately they never advertised on Facebook so I had no clue. Kinda crazy I went to four spots looking for the protestors and felt left out. lol

It’s really simple if the city wants folks to stop marching Mayor, Lovely Warren needs to step down the city is in uproar that a Black woman who keep her mouth shut for six months over the death of a man suffering a mental break down. As a woman of color I am embarrassed of her actions like many others that live here in Rochester it’s unbelievable, one of my clients stated they would have expected this from a white colleague not somebody that looks like us. I replied that when they took Malcolm out it was a black person that killed him it seems like Black folks just can’t stick together. Its ironic that they won’t charge the officers with murder or arrest them. I shake my head at the injustice in America and makes me all the more want to get my boat and sail out of here to the islands. My family is not on board and that’s ok because I always am there for everybody else supporting everyone it’s time to invest in my own mental health. As I research my dream boat I am also researching the marina fees which in some spots can be expensive. I will not stop documenting my life and the events that surround my existence. I will continue to be person I was born to be

Nicholle La Vann!


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