We all watched the horrible killing of George Floyd. We all winced at hearing him call out for his dead mother. We all know that the needless deaths of our brothers and sisters has gone on too long.
Either black lives matter or they don’t. That’s the choice we all have. I choose to say that black lives do matter. Whether white or black, we all depend on our police to protect us every single day. They stand between us and danger, mayhem and crime. We need them to stand up for each of us, every day, and in every way, regardless of our race. And when a few of them betray the trust we give them, we must hold them equally accountable.
When police chiefs around the country, law enforcement unions, elected officials and others say that this was unjustified and harmful to our country, we need to stand together and peacefully demand justice. Wrong begets wrong, and we need to work together to end any more violence.
“Am I my brother’s keeper?” Cain said to God. The insincerity and disdain Cain had for life was punished by God. We all need to stand up against violence and be our brother’s keeper. George Floyd was our brother, and he was struck down violently. We should celebrate his life by reaching out in peace to each other and demand justice. Love life and love your neighbor.
Please join me for an online forum, Friday, June 19th at 7pm to talk about your concerns and laws that might build a better and safer future. - Daniel Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org