THIS is why..
And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me//
And 'til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, "I can't breath"//
And you sit there in the house on couch and watch it on TV//
The most you give's a Twitter rant and call it a tragedy//
The list continues
#georgefloyd #breonnataylor #ahmaudarbery #bothamjean #philandocastile #ericgarner #justineruszczyk
Police forces across the USA have become increasingly militarized, aggressive and brutal, especially to minority communities (Including Aboriginal populations). Not all police officers are bad people, but even the "good" ones won't break the blue wall when seeing a fellow officer breaking the law; it's gang shit. The solution here isn't to hate the police, it's to figure out how to correct a system with more community involvement, better training, and more empathy for the other sides.
Thoughts are with the family of George, he went to run an errand, and never came home 😔
I got to ask @kaepernick7 if losing this job and all the controversy was worth it looking back, he replied, “none of that matters, once I began to learn what was happening to our people, I couldn’t go on living any other way”
We can all do our part to hold those with the most authority and power accountable.. even if it’s just pulling out our phones to film.