On May 25th, 2020 our world witnessed the blatant and unnecessary killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The images of his death are disturbing and haunting. A white police officer purposefully places pressure with his knee on the neck of an already subdued black man for an unconscionable period of time until his life flows out of him. After Floyd becomes wholly unresponsive, the pressure with the knee remains, carrying forward an act of unmitigated brutality.
Cries for Justice The response one feels in watching the footage is visceral. It is not difficult to understand why protests have occurred across the nation. The officer never responded to the heart wrenching cries made by Floyd in the midst of his torture and suffering. Now people across the nation are raising their voices, agitating for a response, seeking justice and demanding to be heard.