What Would You Do Wednesday? Reforming the police and our criminal justice system

At News Views, we’re always trying something to get y’all out here talking. This week, I have presented an issue that’s really not new; we’ve lived through the sadness and anger for nearly one year. Finally on Tuesday, the jury reached a verdict and found the murderous THUG who held his knee on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes guilty on all charges. Rot, Derek, you murderous thug.

But it was this young lady who brought the disgusting torture and senseless murder of George Floyd to the world’s attention.

Meet 17-year-old Darnella Frazier:

Her motivations were simple enough. You could even call them pure.

“It wasn’t right,” said Darnella Frazier, who was 17 last year when she saw George Floyd pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee. She said that to the jury last month as she testified in the murder trial of that former officer, Derek Chauvin.

No, Darnella, it wasn’t right, a Hennepin County jury agreed on Tuesday, finding Chauvin guilty of second- and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter.

The Washington Post:

In this weeks thread, I have put up comments from our leaders, the media, and idiots that pass themselves off as credible and reasonable people but tend to fuel the flames of hate by their reckless and often times racist rhetoric.

The Good:

“A measure of justice isn’t the same as equal justice,” the vice president said alongside President Joe Biden. “This verdict brings us a step closer, and the fact is, we still have work to do.”

“It was a murder in full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see systemic racism,” he said from the White House alongside Vice President Kamala Harris

“I get calls, I get DMs, people from Brazil, from Ghana, from Germany, everybody, London, Italy, they’re all saying the same thing. We won’t be able to breathe until you are able to breathe. Today, we are able to breathe again,” Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said at a press conference alongside other family members and advocates.

The Hill:

The Shocking:

FOP President Patrick Yoes says Chauvin conviction was fairly decided:

The Downright Ugly, Disgusting but NOT Shocking:

Yes, Candace, you’re right. There are two pandemics and ignorance is one of them beginning with you, Tucker, the rest of you wing nuts and the wing nuts that follow you all and hang on your every word.

I don’t expect everyone to watch every video clip I posted. I mean, six minutes of that racist twit, Tucker, is a lot to ask of people. But your task, as the intelligent lot you are, is to discuss the the verdict, the aftermath of it, and offer up how we begin to heal as a nation. How do we fix a very broken criminal just system beginning with those who are supposed to protect and serve us? And if you do watch the video clips, please feel free to share your thoughts on them.

Hope you enjoy- Please understand that this is not a free chat thread. Please post to the topic; share your ideas, solutions, etc…And refrain from the prison rape references and calls for violence.

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