Much like the corona virus, this seems to be a pandemic. White cops killing black people in ”the land of the free”, USA. When will it be enough? When will we, the 99% rise up and say we had it?
As someone wrote somewhere on social media:If the police never did anything wrong, then the people would trust them. Nobody ever wrote a song called ”Fuck the fire department”. And there is much to that statement, although ”Anything wrong” is kind of hard to stop, you always have the human factor, but when caught doing wrong that they should get the appropriate punishment.
Now in the media spotlight we have the latest example, a video of the killing of another black man, George Floyd going viral. It shows that a white police officer had Mr. Floyd pinned to the ground next to his patrol car with his knee on the man’s neck. Over and over we hear the victim sayin he can’t breath, his neck hurts and beging ”Please”. After being pinned to the road for about 8 minutes Floyd passed out. He later died in hospital in an incident which has sparked outrage across the US and prompted thousands to protesters to take to the streets. All this because he allegedly was trying to use forged documents at a local deli.
According to tweets by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey all 4 police officers involved have been fired, but this is not enough. In the case of George Floyd, there should be a murder charges.
Officer Derek Chauvin has been identified as the officer pinning down Floyd. Chauvin, 44, is a 19-year department veteran. Department records and news accounts show that he has been involved in several police-involved shootings over his career.
In 2008, Chauvin shot and wounded Ira Latrell Toles during a domestic assault call. According to a 2011 article from the Pioneer Press, Chauvin and other officers showed up to an apartment in south Minneapolis just before 2 a.m. Toles grabbed for an officer’s gun and Chauvin shot him in the abdomen.
In 2006, Chauvin and five others responded to a stabbing. After Wayne Reyes, 42, allegedly pulled a shotgun on the officers, one of the officers shot and killed Reyes, according to a report titled “Stolen Lives” from Communities United Against Police Brutality, a police watchdog nonprofit based in Minneapolis.
As Trumanue Lindsey writes here below you can’t say anything else than it’s strange that when it comes to black people protesting in the US, it immediately goes to deadly force. While these other protesters who were armed was met with more or less nothing. If the picture above would have been with African-Americans I predict it would have ended in a bloodbath.
As always, show that you have had it. Take it to the streets, tell your senator or mayor, boycott business. Do something, silence is the same as accepting.