Frustration is inevitable when it seems like there is no justice. The maximum punishment for being convicted of third-degree murder in Minnesota is 25 years imprisonment. OK, I cheated, as I looked that up, but George Floyd was only looking for some air to breathe. George needs to have some justice and these charges are a joke, as they will probably be pleaded down to some minor offense and the officer that took his life will spend minimal time in a country club prison. This needs to be a first-degree murder charge and the other three officers who idly stood by and watched George die also need to be charged. Hey why stop there, the district attorney that filed this unjust charge should be fired for incompetence.
Why does nothing ever change? Is it a sin to have black skin? The Nazis engaged in sterilization experiments with the Jews, trying to spay them like they were unwanted animals. It is no less cruel to step on the neck of a handcuffed man and choke the life out of him. This was like a lynching and George may not have had his body splayed out, but the officer killed him and the others just stood there watching. You would think that after so many lives were lost due to the coronavirus being sprayed around in the air, that life would be more precious.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is to use any of these words spay/splay/spray.