Showing posts from May, 2020
We have witnessed another killing of a black man at the hands of the police. His name was George Floyd and he was arrested for using a counterfeit $20 allegedly at a store. Police had detained him and he died after an officer had him on the ground and handcuffed and pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes. Floyd was heard in the video telling the officer he could not breathe several times then calling for his mother. Days afterward people mostly black gathered in front of the third precinct which was later burned to the ground. I know this makes us in the Black Community upset, disappointed, and sad but we cannot be violent by no means. We must remember that this officer is not all police. Most police dedicated their lives to protecting the community. This death should not have happened and is unexcusable.