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Tell Me What Are We Gonna Do? Jayden Hooker Has The Answer

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“Kiss Away The Pain” is a chart topping hit from the widely popular songstress Patti Labelle. She pleads, “Tell me, tell me, tell me, what are we gonna do? Please come back and kiss away the pain”. Though she was singing about a romantic love she had lost, this question is being asked by many people today. The country is in pain.

The expression goes out as a plaintive cry from the millions of Americans who are sick and tired of the excessive use of deadly physical force by the police departments all over the country. This police brutality is usually inflicted on the Black and brown people who reside here.

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In Walks Jayden Hooker With A Sign and A Token
One five-year old decided to put his feelings into action. Jayden Hooker had an overwhelmingly heartwarming response to the police shooting of a civilian in his hometown and the unrest it caused. Read on and get ready for the goose bumps this awe-inspiring tale will undoubtedly elicit.

Background Story
Keith Lamont was a 43 year old Black man that was killed by a Black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to his family he had suffered from a traumatic brain injury and could not communicate effectively as a result. The police officers were on site to affect a warrant against another person who resided in the apartment building. Lamont was in his parked car waiting for his son’s school bus to arrive. According to his family he was reading a book according to the police he was preparing to smoke marijuana. Lamont was asked to get out of the vehicle and the police stated they had to shoot him since he had a gun in his hand and would not drop it when they directed him to. His family contends he did not have a gun.

Subsequent to this killing on September 20, 2016 there were peaceful and non-peaceful protests in the city of Charlotte, NC. Many police officers and civilians were hurt and one civilian was killed by another civilian. There was looting and rioting as well.

An Act Of Pure Love
Jayden was upset by what he was hearing on the news every day. His mother reported that he did not like the idea of people getting hurt and people fighting. One day on the way to school he asked his Mom if he could help do something about it.

Posting on Facebook’s “Love What Matters” page, Jayden’s mom, Deanna reports that she decided to let Jayden express himself and she would help him do it. Armed with a box full of donuts, and a sign that read “FREE HUGS”, Jayden went into the Charlotte PD and began to walk around to dole out exactly what he felt the officers needed: “FREE HUGS” and donuts.

The officers were all smiles as they received their gift. Jayden let the officers know he appreciates all they do to keep him safe.

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