I wanted to post some of the images we’re seeing here in Minneapolis. The featured image is a beautiful George Floyd mural that went up this morning 5/28/20. I wish I knew the name of the artist.
Justifiably, there are a lot of people in pain across the nation.
I don’t want to say much, but I found this quote very pertinent.
“These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellion… and I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. ”
~Dr. Martin Luther King
Reverend Al Sharpton and Eric Garner’s mother are pictured above peacefully protesting the murder of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Thursday May 28th 2020. George Floyd is yet another unarmed black man killed by Minneapolis Police Officer’s using excessive force. Eric Garner was murdered in New York City in 2014 a very similar manner to that of George Floyd. As police wrestled Eric Garner and George Floyd to the ground both men had their vibrant lives snuffed out and were brutally murdered in cold blood. Eric Garner was viciously choked-out from behind by 4 officers for the a minor crime of selling cigarettes. (Sidenote: who cares if someone sells cigarettes… furthermore who would have known that was against the law?)
George Floyd’s was held down by 3 officers while Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck with the full weight of a grown man, callously crushing his wind pipe and suffocating him in broad daylight. As both men took their last breaths they begged for their lives pleading with the officers and uttering the same last words “I can’t breath”. Their identical plea from both Garner and Floyd fell on deaf ears as they suffered the same fate at the hands of law enforcement yet again using excessive force. “I can’t breath” has become the unofficial rallying cry for the black lives matter movement which has been heard all across the nation. “I can’t breath” has been continuously chanted in Minneapolis during the peaceful protests since George Floyd was murdered on Memorial Day.
More to come.