Anger Erupts Over George Floyd’s Death

By Rogan Smith |
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They’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore.

It’s hard to turn on the TV and not see the global outrage over George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a former Minneapolis Police officer.

Floyd was killed last week after Derek Chauvin arrested him, made him lie on the floor and put his knee on Floyd’s neck. Floyd repeatedly cried out that he could not breathe, yet Chauvin didn’t not let up. His three fellow officers who stood by as this transpired, also did nothing to help Floyd, who ended up dying.

His death led to the violent riots and protests that we are seeing take place throughout America and throughout the globe. Yet, some people do not seem to understand why black people are so angry.

Black people are angry because they are sick and tired of seeing black men killed by the very people who are supposed to protect them. But, more than that, they are sick and tired of it happening repeatedly.

Blacks often appeal to law enforcement officials to do something, to change the system, to root out bad cops who have no respect and regard for black lives. Yet, nothing happens.

We have seen time and time again instances where police officers walk away scot-free after killing a suspect.

Floyd was arrested because a shop owner accused him of presenting a $20 counterfeit bill. From there, it all went downhill.

In my latest YouTube post, I explain just why African Americans are upset. While I do not condone or support looting or rioting, I can certainly understand why it is happening.

Please watch it. I am always curious to hear how you feel, so don’t forget to leave a comment.

XOXO,

This Bahamian Gyal

YouTube.com/ThisBahamianGyal

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