Cops exist to protect and serve the American people. They are thrown into underserved communities and have to deal with potentially fatal situations without knowing what could happen. Now, I understand how that can cause you to be frightful and force you to take certain measures to protect yourself, however the actions of Derek Chauvin were inexcusable, disgusting, and criminal.
While many people are trying to fight for equality, these actions not only further the racial disparity, but it builds more obstacles. When people like myself, and others who I associate myself with are searching for a common ground between all races, events like these destroy all progress that has been made over the years. And that’s not even the point. This is deeper than race, gender, or creed. This is about the absence of concern for a fellow human.
The sad part about this situation is that it happens all the time. The system is just simply broken. I have friends that are police officers and they are great people. They were raised by great families and would NEVER do anything like this. However, this needs to be a profession where not even ONE evil person wears a badge. As the legendary Chris Rock once said, “American Airlines can’t be like, ‘yeah most of our pilots like to land, we just got a few bad apples that like to crash into mountains.'”
If killing 8 cells in a uterus is considered murder these days, then why is brutally taking a man’s life not classified as such? Just watch the video. He was begging for his life and DEREK CHAUVIN showed no concern. He is either a murderer or a moron, and either way he should have never been responsible with a gun and a badge in the first place. To even lack the basic knowledge that kneeling on someone’s neck will cut off the blood supply to their brain should be a crime in itself.
If a lawyer needs to spend nearly a decade in post high school education to understand just a SUBSPECIALTY of the law, then how is it possible for the people responsible for MAINTAINING those laws to understand them in less than a year of training? Clearly the whole process to become a cop is flawed. And I don’t have the answers to fix it. But it is something that needs to be brought to the attention of people much more powerful than me.
No matter what color your skin is, if you don’t feel sick to your stomach after watching the video of DEREK CHAUVIN brutally MURDERING George Floyd, then you are the problem. You are the wedge between improving the relations between whites and POC.
Saying, “Yeah but it happens to white people too,” is completely missing the entire point. By saying that, you are lacking any remorse for the lives lost in this civil war we are living in. Even if white people are being killed by cops too, clearly it isn’t a big enough issue, otherwise it would have been addressed a long time ago. Instead of trying to compare struggles, why don’t you try lifting up a group of humans who lost someone who was part of their community. We shouldn’t be suppressing the momentum of social growth, we should be taking our knees off of the necks of people who just want their voices to be heard.