George Floyd shouldn’t have died. From everything that has been released about that deadly encounter with police in Minneapolis, it appears to have been a murder.
If that’s the case, and the officer that is found guilty, he should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Seeing those horrific images and listening to Floyd call out that he can’t breathe as the officer continues to apply pressure to Floyd’s neck is hard to watch. It’s understandable why people are upset and why there are protests taking place all over the country.
However, when those peaceful protests drift into something else, something violent and into full on riots, that’s way over the line, illegal and only hurts the message. Floyd’s brother, while in all likelihood still grieving the death of brother, urged people to stop the violence, stop the rioting because it does no good and wouldn’t be what his brother would’ve wanted.