5. I protest because Kevin Davis proved himself by showing up to a protest, immediately seeking me out, and asking me to shake his hand in front of the media—the same cameras he used to spew lies about me just a week before and continues to use to promote an idea of community policing with little progress on implementation. His department is the one that arrested a black preacher, Westley West, inside of his church to deter protesters on the Wednesday night before another demonstration. All criminal charges against West were dropped as soon as the protest was over. Those orders are being fueled by racism and white supremacy. A Wednesday night Bible study was being held in Charleston, South Carolina, when nine black people were executed to send a message to the black community. You won't know that by listening to the media, the mayor, or the commissioner. You will only hear that truth from the people out there protesting.