Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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20 comments:

BootsandBraids said...

It's a start.

Mistress Maddie said...

The system worked.




This time.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Too bloody right - let's hope the appeal is turned down (cos we know there will be an appeal, even if Gormless Carlson has to pay for it),

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Absolutely.
Justice was served.

XOXO

Travel said...

About time!

Bob said...

@Boots
Yes, and a long time over due.

@Maddie
Let's just hope it continues to work, and that we reform the police.

@Helen
Yes.

@Six
Now, carry that forward.

@Travel
Well past time.

Dave R said...

It is one small step forward. Never forget there are millions of white conservatives who saw it as a failure.

Frank said...

Honestly, I was surprised that this jury actually returned a guilty verdict given past history. A verdict that is right and just, but somehow the inevitable outcome of a series of events that could have been avoided or stopped or interrupted. I am having a difficult time putting my thoughts into words... As a hopeless existentialist, I see the entire series of events as tragic - almost in the classical Greek sense of the word and it weighs heavily on the psyche. Forgive my clumsy attempt to make a rational comment.

Bob said...

@Dave
I have no concern with people who don't see this as murder.

@Frank
You make perfect sense. I have been saying for a year, what would this have looked like if the police just told George Floyd he wasn't welcome at Cup Foods anymore and let him go on his way.

anne marie in philly said...

FINALLY JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE! let's keep it that way! FUCK DA POLICE!

Jennifer said...

I was so relieved at the verdict yesterday! Finally some accountability!

the dogs' mother said...

Best wishes to the Floyd family and friends.
xoxo :-)

Bob said...

@AM
It's a good first step.

@Jennifer
Relief is the perfect word.

@TDM
I hope they now have a little peace.

whkattk said...

SO much more work to do, so many more battles to fight before the war is won. Just as this verdict was handed down, yet another young Black person - this time a 15-year old girl - was gunned down by police in Columbus, OH. More lives ruined.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good news!

Bob said...

@whkattk
Agreed, but this might be just the step we needed to wake up the rest of the country.
I read about that girl; so tragic.

@Debra
Finally!

uptonking said...

It's a start. We've a long way to go. But a step in the right direction. I hope the MN House and Senate pass major police reform in the wake of this development.

Bob said...

@uptonking
It's just the first step. Now we need to pass police reforms nationwide.

Ur-spo said...

let us hope so.

Bob said...

@Ur-spo
Fingers are crossed that we as a country actually learn something from this.