Leave It Up to the Courts
So typical, that which is going on in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The police chief said the instigators are not locals. Where have we heard that before??? Well, round 'em up and put 'em away. They have no right to incite to riot and destroy private property.
On the other hand, it is good to see people of all backgrounds protesting the way the police officer manhandled Mr. Floyd. No matter what Mr. Floyd's offense may have been, to cut off his oxygen supply is abusive in the worst sense of the word.
That officer was trained to handle unruly suspects in a humane fashion, yet he failed to do so. Even so, let us not take the law into our own hands. Rather, let the judicial system hand down a just sentence. Let us not add fuel to the fire (literally and figuratively) by rioting in the streets and destroying a bit more of our already fragile peace.
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