On May 25th George Floyd was murdered in cold blood. We watched for nine minutes as officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the back of his neck. Today the results of George Floyd’s independent autopsy came back, the result of death was “asphyxiation from sustained pressure.” Seemed liked that was the obvious cause of death right? Not to some people. As a preliminary report released by the county last week stated there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”. WHAT? We watched that racist piece of shit officer kneel on his neck for NINE MINUTES! George Floyd was begging for air, while having his god given right to breathe taken from him. Enough is enough.
What Is The Solution?
I’m going to be completely honest, I don’t have a solution. I was 16 years old when Trayvon Martin was killed, I remember watching the video of Alton Sterling when I was 18 years old thinking this had to be the final straw. This has been a constant issue for as long as I can remember, and yet nothing seems to change. One thing I will say, looting from small independent business owners solves nothing. Someone may be in the very same protest as you, and you are vandalizing and looting their store. Destroying their livelihood is not the answer. Somewhere along the way the police force lost sight of the meaning of “Protect and Serve”. The systematic racism in this country has got to change one way or another, this one won’t be brushed under the rug.