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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ I first met and talked to Jon Linton, founder of “Let’s Be Better Humans”, shortly after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020. 

At that time, he had recently spent days in Minneapolis, documenting the aftermath after the killing of George Floyd. 



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I had been doing the same work with the Blake situation in Kenosha. 

Friday, April 23, 2021, I had the privilege of sitting down with Linton again after he had spent time in Minneapolis at the conclusion of the trial of Derek Chauvin, Floyd’s murderer.

While our conversation was one between friends, and thus off the record, I will share how he described the moment the guilty verdict came in.

“It was like a huge breath in, and then a breath out.”

Jon Linton on the moment the guilty verdict came in during the Chauvin trial

Linton’s ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ bus

While he was back in town, Linton also let me hop on board his second “Let’s Be Better Humans” bus

He uses the bus to feed the homeless and the needy in his hometown of Phoenix, Ariz., but also other places around the United States.

It has also become a staple of protests in the Phoenix area, as Linton feeds protesters and those who are hungry along the way.

Below, watch my walkthrough of Linton’s bus and see all the thoughtful and meaningful little details within for yourself. 

A tour of Jon Linton’s “Let’s Be Better Humans” bus. Video property of Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer.

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