Movies like American Sniper have taken these images of Arabs and Muslims and depicted them as the instigators and agitators of society. This just reaffirms negative stereotypes and continues this false, yet strong association between Islam, Arabs, and terror
Restorative justice, as a framework for being in right relationships, permeates all aspects of life. The panel concluded by suggesting individuals can start to use this framework in their daily life. Prisuta, challenged the audience to dig deeper in our understanding of conflict and in our relationships with one another. Ramirez emphasized that he can’t give advice because he can only speak from his personal experience, what works for him might not work for others. That said, he encouraged the audience to “have a listening heart.” Ultimately, the best way to bring restorative practices into your own life is to first it, said Yamini. Kannout agreed and encouraged the audience to take conscious actions in their personal life to open space for restorative dialogue either through a peace circle or other forms practices.
Instead of providing evidence of his affairs during the alleged assault, Kavanaugh appealed to the ethos of his audience in a series of seemingly unrelated topics ranging from his love of coaching basketball to his female friend’s affirmation of his good character.
This response is meant to put this tragedy in context; a grown, trained police officer shot a child. That act should forever be unforgivable and inexcusable. Van Dyke and all other officers who act out of irrational fear should not be given the benefit of the doubt. Van Dyke murdered McDonald, and his actions should have consequences.
According to Al Jazeera, those in favor of gun control are concerned that the firearms made from 3D printers will be “untraceable, undetectable ‘ghost’ firearms that pose a threat to global security”. Allowing these blueprints to be available on the internet will only make a growing problem worse.