The world is going to hell in a handbasket. I watched in horror as a group of Minneapolis police officers murdered a man. I am sure I saw what everyone else saw. The officer nonchalantly knelt on a man's neck as the men begged for his life. I saw him go limp and the officer maintained his pressure on the man's neck. The man was black. The man was someone's child, a member of a family, as well as a member of a community. The fact that he is black should not matter …. but it does. His alleged crime was not a violent one and he was already in handcuffs.
The officers remain free, no charges have been filed against them. I am not black, but this outrages me. Imagine how all the black young men feel. They live in fear because they would seem not to matter to people in charge. Their protest turning violent should come as no surprise. They have tried peaceful protests and that would appear to be fruitless. I am not condoning the arson and looting. They are only hurting their cause. I do understand it.
I find myself shouting at my TV. All they need to do is arrest the men responsible for the senseless death of a man. Just arrest the men, put them behind bars and then begin the investigation. Just like they would do with any other man seen by many witnesses committing a murder, police status be damned.
So much media coverage and talk that seems to try to confuse the situation. I can no longer watch. I have plenty to do here anyway. I have a few reservations this weekend and of course, they are showing up before check-in time. Before I even open the store, much to my everlasting annoyance.
I was planting an oak tree when I saw the rig pull in. I headed to the store. HeWho was trying to take care of it for me, but I know better than to let that happen, as I already have a plan for placing rigs in my head. I enter the store just in time to prevent him from putting this rig in a spot that is already reserved. Call me a drama queen, but I can't help myself from saying, "I'm sorry, I thought I had more time, is it noon already?"
To his credit, the man did comply with my mask wearing rule, although he voiced his opinion that my rule is stupid. HeWho opines that the families of 100,000 people might not agree with him. "That's not that many." says the man who failed to listen when I told him that anytime afternoon was the time to check-in. I bit my tongue as this buffoon tried to project his opinion of a conspiracy being perpetrated by all the hospitals. I did not ask him how many deaths are acceptable to him. I am so tired and the long day stretches ahead of me.
The news just announced the arrest of the kneeling officer. Too little, too late? Only time will tell. The other three officers were complicit, as well. They should be arrested, too.