Thursday realization: Dear CNN and FOX TV: Do we really want or need a blow- by- blow of the Derek Chauvin trial?
Since I am not a juror, I’m fine with leaving the process to the trained and licensed prosecutors and sworn jury. I can do nothing about the murder that we all witnessed via digital media channels. What I want to hear about is what we the voters need to do to stop law enforcement from killing another unarmed civilian, for any reason.
What I want to hear about is legislation to address quality healthcare for all, affordable, safe, and fit-for-human-habitation to end homelessness, stabilizing mass transit and keeping it clean in support of COVID-19 eradication, dis-ease prevention, an free quality public education tailored to individual educational plans for each student in small class sizes 12 students or less per classroom.
All I want out of Chauvin's Folly is logical consequences for a man who wasted the final 8 minutes and 46 seconds of his life after he murdered another human being whose skin was darker than his. To acquit Mr. Chauvin is to reward every law officer who ever killed an unarmed suspect. An acquittal will also empower roughly 20% of gun-owning Americans who own 70% to 80% of all assault rifles.
Add that to the 72 million who voted for an out-and-proud misogynistic, bigoted, and mentally ill racist / fear mongerer/ idiot savant reality tv producer without parallel, and we are about to see how much self control and non- violent discipline America has left to survive the summer of 2021.