It almost looked like the perpetrators for the murder of George Floyd will never be booked for their alleged role and responsibility inciting his killing. Former US President Donald Trump largely appeased the pandering White race, when it came to justice for those who maimed and lynched George Floyd in a broad daylight.
Stirring Black people’s sentiments, Trump dubbed them as Anarchists and domestic terrorists after large scale violence and vandalism which was reported from different parts and pockets of the United States leading to the collapse and breakdown of the law and order machinery.
After Trump’s departure from the political landscape of the US and Democrat elect Joe Biden emerged victoriously, this ill was calmed and corrected when the US Supreme Court convicted Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin for taking George Floyd’s life.
In the words and statements of law enforcement leaders, “Chauvin’s conviction was a step towards restoring trust in the criminal justice system and repairing relations between police and the communities they serve. The death of George Floyd was a shocking example of where we can fail each other,” commented Madison, Wisconsin, Police Chief Shon Barnes, who is Black.
I remember how the riots at Capitol Hill was urgently attended by the American Courts and Judiciary for its constitutional obligations and democratic commitments to uphold the pride of the common citizen in the day to day governance and smooth functioning between the different organs of the state.
Shining a ray of hope of what a new America would mean for the rest of the globe always standing for the protection and preservation of individual rights of dignity and honour irrespective of ideology and identity. How, else would you make an American proud?