“Change the landscape of the world — how we think, how we proceed going forward, the days of yesterday, the days before this, the times we remember,” Martin told the Chronicle. “After this, things won’t be the same.
“The reality is that this has been going on in the black community and to people of color for far too long. For generations growing up as a young African-American man, you’ve been afraid of police officers because of what your parents tell you and how to proceed. For that to be the case with a public servant, it’s ridiculous. That shouldn’t be the case. You shouldn’t have to have that conversation with your children. I pray that I don’t have to have that conversation with my children one day in the future.”