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Justice for George Floyd

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Justice for George Floyd

Justice for George Floyd

A recent brutal killing had rocked USA's Minneapolis, and on the process the whole of USA. A white police officer pinned an unarmed black man, George Floyd, knelt on his neck and choked his throat till he breathed his last.  This extremely inhumane act has questioned and awakened our conscience again as the black lives seem to matter less in the prejudiced and biased 'Land of the Free.  A Black American's life has been ceased to exist just because of an alleged attempt to purchase a packet of cigarettes with a counterfeit 20 dollar bill.

The whole world besides us has become stunned. Just after the incident happened, thousands of Americans both White and Black demonstrated, protested and reportedly engaged in violence last Friday night. Not only does the case of Floyd echo the killing of another Black man, Eric Garner --who also pleaded "I can't breathe" - at the hands of a New York police officer in 2014, it is a continuation of 400 years of white supremacy in that country.

To our utter surprise, even in this post modern era white supremacy is prevalent to such an extent.  It is quite unbelievable that a country where a Black American was President just a few years back has still nurtured this kind of hatred for Blacks. And now it is somewhat visible that Black lives still matter very less in Trumps land.

However the rage seen in the streets of Minnesota depicts that despite the stringent public health safety regulations the commoners are on fire. It is quite satisfying to know that Derek Chauvin, the officer in custody has been charged with murder. We demand justice for George Floyd and we believe that Black lives matter. We expect that this cruel man would get the highest punishment, death penalty.

Last but not the least; we condemn the institution of police brutality. We join the Black Americans and demand an effective reform of the US police force. This includes swift and certain legal accountability for every officer who abuses their authority. This includes more robust prevention and education efforts across United States justice system. They must acknowledge and believe that all humans are created equal. They should promise to themselves and until that promise is kept, there is no justice. And as long as there is no justice, there can be no peace.

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