Black Lives Matter’s approach is not working
I am writing to ask Black Lives Matter to help save black lives. I ask them to encourage black Americans to stop resisting arrest when the police seek to arrest them.
Black Lives Matter’s approach doesn’t seem to be working. People continue to be killed by the police. For some time now, we’ve been bombarded on the evening news with seconds of shaky video purported to show cops mistreating a black person, but actually showing nothing. The police are usually not charged. We are continually being told that this is racism and not what is actually seen and not seen.
We’ve been hearing about George Floyd for a year. We have seen the posters. There’s George Floyd Square and the demonstrations that were there. There was an endless video of Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck. We continued to see this video. A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of manslaughter. It was a fair verdict.
During the trial, they briefly showed the rest of the arrest video, the part we rarely saw. This shows that Floyd is aggressively resisting his arrest. This shows why it took four police officers to subdue him and why a knee was put around his neck.
Floyd wouldn’t have died without a knee to his neck. However, the knee would never have been put there if he had been the least bit cooperative.
I believe the Black Lives Matter approach only encourages more resistance to arrests and kills more black people. I believe this approach is going nowhere.
The memory of D-day must not be erased