The truth is that I was taking the time to think and reflect upon the George Floyd verdict. I thought to write a note upon the outcome, as the verdict reveals guilty of murder, the family must have felt some sort of closure to feel that their family member was wrongfully killed. Of-course any kind of verdict will never bring a person back to life. We could even say that Floyd was lucky in a sense that there was world-wide uproar and anger associated with the acts of the police officer. That was also a source to propel the investigations. I also believe that anyone who has committed an offence can be reformed. I am against cruel punishment and especially the death penalty.

On the flip side, I also believe that rather than the revolving cycles to fight for justice or black lives matter movements, social movements would serve well by working with the police and organizations to further understand systemic issues, or to engage with the police for reform efforts. Previous examples include that of former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo who led and took part in demonstrations with the Houston community, to also include local leaders as Tilman J. Fertitta.

It takes leadership to start the dialogue. Especially as members of a police force are also concerned about their job security. It takes compassion and efforts towards all members of such incidents, to remember that everyone is worthy of social reform, supports and life. And I hope that this verdict does not bring further separations between communities.

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Further Reading: The New York Times | Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

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Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on April 24th, 2021.

My Thoughts To Share With Love & Kindness!

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