How Could You?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

I am not American.
But I am black.
And I mourn my brothers and sisters who have died due to racism.
And I stand by those fighting to put an end to it.

How could you do that?
How could you kneel on the back of someones neck for nine minutes while they plead for air? -> George Floyd, 46 years.
How could you and three others, pull someone from their car and beat him half to death? -> Rodney King, 25 years.
How could you and three others shoot someone forty-one times while they stood in their doorway? -> Amadou Diallo, 23 years.
How could you shoot someone accused of forging a prescription? -> Keith McLeod, 19 years.
How could you choke someone with a flashlight? -> Jonathon Sanders, 39 years.
How could you shoot someone already being subdued by two others? -> Brandon Glenn, 29 years.
How could you shoot someone who is mentally ill and restrained? -> David Felix, 24 years.
How could you and nineteen others beat someone to death while they lie on the floor, hands tied behind their back, unable to defend themselves? -> Samuel Harrell, 30 years.
The were all unable to defend themselves
They were all unarmed
They were all black
This force was completely unnecessary
None of the men who did these things have been convicted
All of these men were police or correction officers
This is not new
And these names are only a handful
This needs to stop
This needs to end
Police brutality cannot continue
Say their names
Say them Loud
Show solidarity
Sign a petition
Learn if you don't already know
Support black creators and black businesses

Submitted: June 04, 2020

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Abuse of power is just but one step in the path towards tyranny! You are correct to raise a voice of condemnation!!! Very eloquent writing as well!
Maybe you would enjoy reading the poem I recently wrote here about the same issue!

Best of luck for a brighter future my new friend!

Thu, June 4th, 2020 4:08am

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