In 1968, at times it appeared the country was falling apart. At the end of a week that has left Americans grieving, some invoked Martin Luther King’s words: ‘Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’
July 8, 2016
The Christian Science Monitor
Chief Brown, an African-American, was forceful and steady in his comments and drew widespread and bipartisan compliments on social media for his public leadership during one of the darkest moments in his city’s history. The shootings occurred only blocks from Dealey Plaza, where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
“All I know is this must stop, this divisiveness …
“As the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that,’ ” said House minority leader Nancy Pelosi in a statement. “In that spirit, we must continue the work of non-violence and demand an end to senseless killing everywhere.”