My Thoughts on the George Floyd Cases
Updated: Mar 10
I can understand where people are coming from if they felt that the death of George Floyd at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin was uncalled for. If what Chauvin committed was really a case of abusing his power as a police officer, then yes, he should be punished as anyone who’s guilty of crimes should be punished. As we reflect on President Trump’s words from the Rose Garden, ask yourselves…
What do you have to say about the riots exploding out of the outrages spewed about from this murder?
Are the riots really about social justice for George Floyd?
How many people in those riots joined in to seek justice for George Floyd?
How many people in those riots joined in out of support for George Floyd’s family and his friends?
How many people in those riots joined in for little other purpose than to spread and exploit the violence and chaos?
How many people joined those riots out of being paid to do so, if not out of justified outrage for Floyd’s death?
Could some of those protestors have joined in out of outrage against Donald Trump, and nothing else?
What does property damage have to do with Floyd’s death?
What do all the robberies and acts of vandalism have to do with Floyd’s death?
What does the increase in criminal activity due to those riots have to do with Floyd’s death?
Are the rioters justified in their reactions?
Are the police justified in their reactions?
Are the police in general really to blame for Floyd’s death, and not Officer Derek Chauvin alone?
Is the inability of the government to react accordingly on the matter really to blame for Floyd's death?
How about for the escalation of all those riots?
How would Floyd's family and friends themselves feel about these escalating riots allegedly done in George Floyd's name?
Was Floyd’s crimes before his death really worth having the life choked out of him?
Was Floyd’s actions with the police before his death really worth having the life choked out of him?
Was Floyd 100% innocent for his resistances, and Chauvin 100% guilty for responding as he should’ve, even if they both completely backfired and went where they shouldn’t have?
What happened to targeting ONLY those who deliberately caused such crimes as Floyd's death?
Is diminishing the credibility of the profession, and not of the individuals who were responsible, really the solution now?
What will we as Americans think of Floyd's death a year from now?
Or of all these explosive reactions?
How about five years?
How about ten??
How about fifty???
Think these questions through carefully. Think before you act. Logic outweighs instinct. So for once, let's give logic a chance, can't we?