THERE IS NO PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE HERE; WE WATCHED MURDER IN REALTIME.
Derek Chauvin’s public lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was a gut-wrenching & brutal contradiction for many of us who grew up listening to the upbeat messages of faith, hope, and grace from Televangelist Billy Graham, and the beautiful singing of George Beverly Shea, out of the Twin-cities.
Separate and apart from the glistening lights and tall majestic buildings, the lure of America was shaped by our belief in the good of America shaped by those sermons.
Unfortunately, the messages of faith, hope, and grace and the beautiful songs of praise papered over a sordid and ugly existence of hatred that the world is just now getting to see through the marvel of modern technology.
As I watched in horror in real-time the callous & carefree murder of mister Floyd, I was shocked beyond words at the system that made it possible for any person, much less a cop, to believe for a single second that he has that kind of authority.
But it was not only a shock that I felt; it was horror, sadness, but most of all, a sense of anger that made me scared of myself, and for myself…
Any system that would give any person the slightest belief that it is okay to treat another human being in that manner is not a system; it is a shitstem that must be overturned and recreated from the ground up. It is not cliché to conclude that the entire system is on trial. Neither will a conviction of the monsters who killed George Floyd mean there’s equal justice in America for people of color; in fact, regardless of the outcome, it will demonstrate that there is no justice, particularly for Black Americans.
The idea that a so-called justice system would allow a defense of drug use as a [causation] for Mister Floyd’s death after we clearly saw Derek Chauvin murder him in cold blood is a travesty that should be recorded for posterity.
We can talk about this trial as removing the white sheet that hides America’s disgusting hatred and genocide of Black people, but does this demonic wickedness resonate in a world in which wickedness is an admirable virtue?
THERE IS NO PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE HERE
There is no presumption of innocence in actual terms here. This case was not investigated, and we are working toward determining guilt or innocence.
We saw the disgusting monsters snuff out the life of a living, breathing, talking, begging, pleading, distraught, dying, handcuffed human being.
We witnessed other concerned human beings ask, beg, cajole, demand that they allow him up so that he could breathe.…..
Not one of the degenerates in uniform did a single thing to stop the savage assault on mister Floyd’s humanity.
They callously continued their dastardly act of murder until the life was drained from him, and even when there was no more movement from him, they kept up the assault, completely unperturbed about his well-being or any ensuing consequence.
Yet the very same shitstem granted them bail. It allows Derek Chauvin to wear a suit to this fraudulent trial. Allowing that two-bit murderer to wear a suit humanizes him, there should be no deference given that sociopathic despot; how many cases have we witnessed with black defendants wearing prison clothes?
Who worries about the way juries will perceive black defendants? How do racist white juries perceive black defendants, are they granted humanity much less deference?
He deserves no such deference.
The white man decided that he discovered the land he happened upon, never mind those people living there for thousands of years before he got up off all fours.
Once he realized that he would not fall off the edge of the world, his way of thinking was that history began when he started to realize what other races had known for thousands of years.
His attitude to land was that it was for him to take and secure as his. His attitude to the people he encountered living on & off the land in the Americas and Africa has been that they are intellectually inferior to him because they lacked the rapaciousness and demonic murderous traits that he possesses.
And so he chopped off as many heads as he could, murdered and mutilated everyone that did not look like him, and took whatever he wanted.
The doctrine of discovery was born.
Gun powder, a Chinese invention, would be used to subjugate the other peoples of the world, the world from then on was subjected to a reign of terror since the early fourteen hundreds. That reign of terror for people of color persists today.
The system built on the genocide of Native Americans & African-Americans and the hundreds of years of the most grotesque form of human enslavement in human history is the one that enabled the public slaughter of George Floyd.
Derek Chauvin et al. committed the actual killing, but it was the system that authorized and validated it.
The same system gives hope to Chauvin and the millions of despicable monsters who support him. It is a system built on the most sociopathic arrogance, a self-appointed superior race theory that has to come from a deeply dark sense of inferiority.
And why not? Long before he knew that he should probably cook his meat or bathe, the rest of the world was already long steeped in philosophy, medicine, astronomy, science, education, and travel.
So, the last race to come into the light appoints itself the master race, master over what was created long before he got up off all fours.
But a leopard cannot hide its spots.….the detached indifference with which Derek Cauvin squeezed the life from the already handcuffed George Floyd should come as no surprise to the world now.
What the world got a glimpse of on May 25, 2020, was only one small iteration of the unimaginable terror that African-Americans have been exposed to by the American state from the beginning of its existence and even before.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, black achiever honoree, and creator of the blog mikebeckles.com.