As if the video wasn’t enough, the audio of George Floyd calling for his mama has he lay dying underneath the knee of that police officer will forever be seared into my brain. He cried for his mama, who died two years ago. I wonder, was she there with him? Was he seeing her?
As a child, who when hurt, calls for mama, George Floyd called for his, all while a police officer knelt on his neck.
What happened to him and Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, and to many more to mention, has got to stop. We have to do better. We have no choice.
For the sake of the of the black kids that I have taught, for all of the black kids that I teach and that I will teach, their lives matter. What we do now will impact them forever. Let’s let their children never have to know the fear that they feel every day.
Black lives matter.
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National Police Accountability Project