A white man’s thoughts and feelings of helplessness regarding the death of George Floyd…
I wasn’t planning on sharing my thoughts about George Floyd’s death and certainly not racism in America as I don’t pretend to be any kind of expert. But this has been weighing so heavily on my heart the past few days, it’s all I can think to write about this morning.
Just in case you don’t know the story, the police were called on George Floyd for using a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. The incident ended with a police officer suffocating and killing Mr. Floyd… despite his pleas and bystanders pleas for mercy. A quick check at CNN or FOX will give you no shortage of information.
Video footage released thus far, does not show any evidence of Mr Floyd resisting arrest. But even if there was evidence of that, it appears very clear that the officer was beyond excessive in his use of force. [Read more…]