Looting, violent protests, fires, anger, and so much more happening now in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is reflective to other incidents happening in other parts of America as well. People are fed up, people are angry, and people are revolting. It is not right, but you can only push people so far. What happened a few days ago with George Floyd wasn’t just one incident. It was reflective of over 400 years of unnecessary abuse against Blacks. Instead of protesting peacefully we cause damage and destruction. We shouldn’t be doing this at all, but when protesting peacefully doesn’t get any desired results this is what’s left. Trey Martin, Brionna Taylor, Ahmed Arbery and George Floyd were all victims to killings. All of these people were unarmed at the time. These events add up and people are upset now. The authorities are asking for more video in the case of George Floyd (Who the police say was resisting arrest). I have seen 2 long videos, and this man was not resisting at all. What more could they possibly be looking for? For those who don’t know about the Brionna Taylor case, here is the article:
So far these events have the feeling of racial extermination. I am not saying this is the case but it certainly ‘feels’ that way. I sent a text to a friend of mine up here in Philadelphia and asked him what he thought should be done. His response was “Enough is enough. Time to go on the offensive.” I understand his anger even if his logic in words seems unsettling. We can’t hurt others with our anger. We can’t damage livelihoods with callous looting and pillaging. We have to find another way to get our point across. Yes, it would help if the officers who killed Floyd were at least arrested and charged, but for some reason that hasn’t happened yet. I can’t imagine why they are being allowed to walk free. Others have been apprehended much sooner with much less evidence. Obviously someone is looking for ways to vindicate the officers involved. If they find a way to do that, they are seeing much more than I saw in the video. This has to stop. We have more than enough to deal with already with this Corona virus going on. We all need to come together and pray. Unfortunately, I this seems like the one event that I don’t think is going to happen. Think, America. We are losing our edge….. Come together, or die separately… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
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