Justice for George Floyd

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Posted By Terrio

This is sad and unbelievable. Even if you think “BLACK LIVES MATTERS” isn’t a thing. Even if you think he got what he deserves. NO ONE should lose their life from 1. Resisting Arrest 2. Jogging down the street and SUSPECTED for burglary. Even if they are guilty The loss of life, (black/white/Asian/Indian/Arab/Hispanic/special/smart/rich/poor/Jew/Christian//Muslim/Atheist/gay/transgender/man/woman/boy/girl, hell, even Satanist), is not RIGHT under any means other than SELF DEFENSE or WAR. I don’t want to hear that this is self-defense either. They had Floyd in handcuffs and he was peacefully obeying from the previous cams. and again even if he did start resisting, there were FOUR officers around him while he was in HANDCUFFS. No threat to their lives. Also no need for a knee to the neck. This is about race and how there is an uncomfortable fear of black men. Again, if you want to bring up that this happens to white men as well, I wouldn’t say you are wrong, but then that brings up another issue being we have untrained, unfocused, POLICE OFFICERS. Now, I’m not against the police. I know they have a hard job. I’m former military and I did corrections while in Iraq. I feel for the GOOD police officers. I’m also not advocating that black people should get away with crimes or whatnot. All we are asking for is fair treatment. Not being shot and killed because we were wearing a hoodie. Not to be choked out. Not to be killed because we are suspects, in ANY case, not to be killed during a peaceful demonstration. Not to be shot at while playing games with our children. Not to be killed because an officer thought that we were in their apartment. Again, show me the same EXACT issues, and then we can agree that its a POLICE problem. Until then, this is a race issue. One that speaks of how stereotyping is dangerous, and we are all guilty of it, in one way or another. For the brave, honest, and good police officers and detectives that understand where the black community is coming from, thank you. You are the officers who go into the ghetto and play with the children. You are the ones who understand what is right and what is wrong. You are the ones who don’t’ discriminate and use the appropriate show of force. We are not VICTIMIZING ourselves nor are we trying to use the past to remain VICTIMS. We are using the past as a way to prove that although things are SLIGHTLY better, that there is still a disconnect from being equals. Look at Philly last Monday. A white male went on a two-hour car chase. Trapped in an alley, he runs from the police officer trying to break the window. He runs into three other cops, who took him down. No EXCESSIVE FORCE, no GUNSHOTS, nothing. WHICH is how it’s supposed to be. If you know me, then you know, I’m not one to get into politics about race. I do think some black citizens are raised to “hate” police officers, but at the end of the day, we all have to do the right thing. Black lives matter. Police lives matter. All Lives matters, but before we can get to that, we have to understand that not everyone understands what black inequality and white privilege are. They won’t understand until they are subjected to the same treatment. This is the treatment that led America to break away from England. We are not asking for a civil war or anything like that. We just want everything to be fair. I shouldn’t have to fear going out to ride my bike. Do not blame the media. It’s in our own HISTORY books. The unfairness is getting better, but we still have a LONG road before we get there. The four officers were fired, but they need to be jailed as well. There is no excuse. I applaud the police commissioner and mayor for acting swiftly and I hope that this sad event opens more eyes to this inequality problem that WE as AMERICANS shouldn’t be having. I could segway into WOMEN INEQUALITY as well, but this is already long. I hope you take the time to digest this and not make any knee jerk reactions, because again, at the end of the day….. NO ONE DESERVES TO DIE in POLICE CUSTODY #blacklivesmatters #policelivesmatter #justice #stillmaturing #lensoflove<

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