I Can’t Breathe

2 Jun 2020

?In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, many people with a voice, that are still able to breathe, have used their voice in this time of crisis to add perspective, to add hope, and to check reality. Some of it is painful to listen to, because sometimes the truth and honesty hurts. But we learn by listening.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo lays out the difference between the two America’s we see today.
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Trevor Noah of The Daily Show talks about how the killing of George Floyd was just the most recent domino to fall of unaddressed racial injustice and police brutality that has been building, and the resluts of a broken social contract.

For context, comedian Chris Rock has talked about “Bad Apples”, a term that has often been used to describe police officers that have committed unspeakable acts of violence against unarmed black men and women without being held accountable.

CNN’s Don Lemon speaks over footage from looting in Los Angeles and fires raging in D.C., lamenting the lack of leadership and loss of control as a nation. Reinforcing the deterioration of the social contract that Trevor Noah describes.

One protestors message to “opportunists”

Killa Mike, noted Atlanta activist, addresses the killing of George Floyd, Atlanta’s history of progress, and his hopes for Atlanta and the nation.

An activist in Minnesota speaks about accountability, responsibility, and the history of looting.

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson, who oversees Flint Township, Michigan, addressed the people that live in his jurisdiction, and then marched with them.

Sheriff Swanson spoke with the people of his community after walking with them.

Houston Chief of Police, Art Acevedo, talking about unity and not falling into the trap of instigators inserting themselves into protests.