His Name Was Jordan Edwards

Another black boy was killed by police, this time in Texas. His name was Jordan Edwards. Jordan was 15, a "model student," a "popular football player" and "a kid that did everything right." He was a freshman at Mesquite High School, in a suburb east of Dallas. In a recorded message to the school community, principal Kevin Samples described Jordan as "a good student who was very well-liked by his teachers, coaches and his fellow students." Samples added that the "entire district -- especially the staff and students of Mesquite High School -- are mourning this terrible loss." Head football coach Jeff Fleener posted on social media: "Nothing can prepare you for a day like today. ... I have felt a range of emotions from extreme sadness, sick to my stomach, anger, questioning, and simply asking, 'Why?' My faith tells me that only God can tell me why, but that answer will come in His time. But knowing Jordan, his huge heart, his big smile, and his constant, positivity, God is putting him to work."   Continue reading...

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