According to several media report, a police officer was suspended by the Met for kneeling on the neck of a Black man they were trying to arrest.
A video when viral on social media and that prompted the Deputy Commissioner to comment that the video was ‘disturbing’. Once again it came to light that it is not only US police officers that are racist or target the Black community for frivolous reasons and they are deep racism among the people who we should have confidence in to operate above reproach.
The UK police witnessed what can happen when a police officer kneels on the neck of another human being, as seen in the George Flloyd saga when Chavin knelt on his neck for 8 minutes.45 seconds resulting in his death. It beggar believes that if there were not systematic racism in the UK police force that any officer would do the same thing.
Black people have been the target of the UK police force for as long as the organisation exist. Recently, 9 June 2020 a couple standing on their driveway was targetted by the police because they believe that the couple did not have the right to be there. A video posted by the daughter of the couple clearly showed that there was no reason for the police officer to question the couple, and the only reason they did was because of the colour of their skin.
It would be naive to think that Black people have not come a long way in British society, but there are much more to be, done. The police officers need to do their job without the prejudices that they have against minority people.
Police racist attitudes affect every member of the Black community in one form or another. If you drive a nice car, you must be a drug dealer. Police officers ruining the lives of many people because they target the wrong person and destroy their lives because of innuendoes
It is unbelievable that anyone with an ounce of sense can begin to comprehend which world is Donald Trump occupying? The Coronavirus is battering the United States, and as people died in their thousand, you have a President who as lost his grip on reality.
Every White House briefing that man as he only talks about himself and how great he believes he is to the American people. Of all the President of the US, in my opinion, Donald Trump is far the worse that happens to be, put in such a dominant possession.
How can the country begin to heal and get over COVID 19, there is no federal leadership, and each state have to be battling to control the virus and the number of deaths that are occurring daily around the US states.
One have to ask the question of why when there is a pandemic. The US seems to get the worse of it. In the 1918 epidemic, there were 500 million people worldwide that were affected, and 500 thousand deaths occur in the United States. I f we look at what is happening now with COVID 19 13.4 million people; worldwide infected 3.48 million in the US and 138 thousand deaths so far. Mexico is the only other country that comes near to what the US is currently undergoing.
In the second deadly worldwide epidemic that we are facing the US is suffering from leadership, empathy, dignity and integrity from an individual that tells himself that he is the President. I do not believe that Donald Trump understands what it means to govern a country. He seems to think it means having nursery type behaviour with the rest of the world. Throwing tantrums when he does not gets his way just like a child would do.
I imagine that many American trust Anthony Fauci because of his experience with dealing with diseases and outbreak of the virus and here we have a President that is actively trying to destroy the reputation of someone who at least knows what he is doing.
In my opinion, we cannot wait for November to come so that the people of the US can elect a President that will be with the people and for the people. A President with some modicum of dignity, decency, integrity and the ability to lead the nation and do not use every photo opportunity to self-praise.
Why did it have to take the death of another human being by a police officer to ignite the kind of demonstrations and rallying of millions of people around the world, against oppression, bigotry, racism and hatred?
I read some social media post regarding the murder of George Flloyd, and I am alarmed and astonished. There are still people who cannot understand why so many millions of people around the world were willing to forget that we are living in a world where the coronavirus pandemic killed thousands of people worldwide. Yet they march and protest against injustice.
How a normal, human being with any empathy within themselves seeing that video of a police officer who is supposed to serve and protect kneeling in the neck of George showing no sign of sympathy for the man he was murdering still justify that behaviour is incomprehensible.
George Floyd was, laid to rest a few days ago, but the legacy that he left behind will change our world in more ways than we can begin to imagine. We have seen changes in the law, statutes of individuals that support oppression and slavery been, removed from towns and cities, and worldwide cry for police brutality to end.
We must always remember these two quotes from Dr Martin Luther King ” Injustice is a threat to justice everywhere”. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.
According to the media demonstrators in Bristol pulled down the statue of Edward Colston.
It has been, stated that Edward Colston was an English merchant, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and slave trader. His wealth was, acquired mainly through the trade and exploitation of slaves.
It is the 21 first century, and we still have statues that represent the oppression of a section of our community. Everyday Black and minority people have to walk past the statue of Edward Colston, knowing that he was a slave trader, and 19,000 Black people died when his company transported them to the Caribbean.
The fact that both Black and White joining forces to take down the statute is a demonstration of how the community feels. Many would disagree with how it was, taken down. Still, if we go back in history, the British people were among those that celebrated when the statue of Saddam Hussein was, pulled down in Iraq and he was still alive when that event happens.
If we are going to have equality for all, then there are historical figures that we need, not to forget. Still, we do not require statues of them around the country as a reminder of their counterproductive behaviour.
Donald Trump needs to get his head examined. According to an article in the Metro newspaper, Donald Trump claims that he is the best President for Black People.
My opinion, Donald Trump is suffering from a delusion of grandeur, which make him unaware of how much the majority of Black despises him and all that he represents. Given the option of choosing between Trump and Hitler, I would select Adolf Hitler every time.
There can be no illusion that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were the worse and most disgraceful dictator of the 20th Century and yet I would rather deal with him over Trump anytime.
Donald Trump cannot seem to understand that he is the worst President that the United States has ever voted into office. The founding fathers must be turning in their graves knowing that instead of a great President is leading the country, they now have a childish, racist, incompetent and a poor excuse for a human being in the White House.
Greatness is not what you look like; it is the ability to lead effectively and carrying all citizens behind you irrespective of colour or creed. Have the ability to treat all people with respect and dignity righting wrong each time it raises its ugly head and ensuring that security forces treat citizen equally and fairly regardless of the colour of their skin.
The White House becomes ineffective when it appears that instead of a competent governing body, it is, seen as a big creche with a spoilt brat at the head of the nursery. So, Mr President please don’t kid yourself, the Black community do not like or respect you, and the sooner you understand that you may begin to stop suggesting that we do.
As we watch cities all over the US demonstrate and some turn to violence, we must ask ourselves the question, how many more Black lives must be lost before we recognise the real problem in our society.
The problem between Black people and I refuse to say African American, because they are just Americans, they should not need to be labelled. One of the reasons why Black lives as so little value. I have not heard any attachment given to White people in America; they are simply White American considering that that country belongs to Indians.
Why are White people in the US is not called European Americans, but every other race is classified, Mexican American, Native American, Irish American, Arab American, etc. It is disgraceful and one of the reasons that racism is still prevalent in the US. Some White American does not believe that any other race should be in the US, the supposed land of the free.
Police officers have been systematically murdering Black people because they are aware that there is no consequence to their actions and no one, not the local government or the federal government give a damn about the slaughtering of Black people.
The problem in the US is simply if police officer knows that should they kill anyone without good reason they are headed to prison, stop and harass citizens without probable cause, they will be fired and lose their benefits. All that is needed is for the country to put laws in place to prevent police officers from behaving like bully boys and terrorist that have their archaic actions swept under the carpet, and there are no consequences for their actions.
In this the twenty-first century, we are watching police officer murdering Black men on camera. In contrast, other police officers watched as the life of a human being was, extinguished like an animal.
Every time that Donald Trump opens his mouth, the only thing that comes out of it is stupidity and nonsense.
One would have thought that an individual that held one of the most critical jobs on the planet would know how to unite its people in a time of crisis and have the ability to empathise with its citizen when they are hurting. Instead, all that he has done is to stoke the fire of racism around the country.
A member of the police service murdered a man, he died in a manner that should never have occurred, and all that we get from this poor excuse of a President is rhetoric and idiotic behaviour.
No one who witnesses the demonstrations around the US cities and even those protest that happens in the UK and other countries would condone the looting and destruction of private property. However, the frustration of Black people reached the boiling point. How many more Black brothers, fathers, sisters, sons, daughter and other family members must die by the hands of the police before the administration effectively does something.
The vast majority of people who have lost their children to police violence have never orchestrated violence. Yet they have a President that have no idea what the world is about, blinded by his bigotry against minority people and not having the ability to lead. Using ridiculous words such as “when the looting starts the shooting start” is not only a disgusting remark but one which demonstrates how pathetic the US President is.
The man is like a child that loses their toys if social media disagree with him; suddenly, he is signing a document to control how they do their business.
I hope and pray that come November the good people of the US will vote this idiotic man out of the office and put someone in the White House who knows how to lead, hold the country together, and put America back on the world stage.
Unbelievable, the word that is being, used across the world as people across the United States demonstrate and community burn following the death of George Floyd.
There is no mistake this time that a police officer murdered a Black man in full view of the camera with many people watching as this police officer pressed his knees into the neck of George Floyd. George cried out in vain that he could not breathe and this so-called police officer just kept his knees firmly in George’s neck.
The despicable deed was so vicious and vile that even the UK was, subjected to thousands of people marching on the US Embassy to voice their frustration and anger.
A police officer is supposed to protect and serve, not act as vigilantes and systematically slaughter Black people. There have been numerous occasion where they have killed ‘Black’ men and women for no reasons. The fact that in most cases, they have gotten away with murdering people who did no wrong; in some cases, they are, killed in their homes.
In my opinion, the murder of George Floyd although an atrocity could be the straw the broke the camel’s back and could see for the first time in the US people of all races coming together to say enough is enough.
It is heart-warming to see police officers from various forces saying that the death of George in such a despicable way is not what policing people should be. Members of the White community voicing their disgust at that poor excuse of a person who called himself a police officer.
I hope that we can come together and say that George Floyd will be the last Black man to lose his life in such an unnecessary way. Police service all over the world and especially in the US will begin to tackle the inequality among their police officers who believe that murdering, harassing and treat Black people disrespectful is the norm.
The Coronavirus, according to the government, is so devastating that we are, told that the only way to curtail this virus is to stay at home, lockdown.
Despite the problem, thousands of people face every day we obey the government advice because we want to be, rid of this invisible killer. There is the individual that could not go to their loved ones who passed away because of the lockdown and in most part, we understood the reasons why.
Who made Dominic Cummings lord of the manor in that he believe that he has the right to disregard the rules of lockdown because as he said it was in the interest of his child. Does he know how many people had to ignore their family and friends because they were, ordered to stay at home?
In my opinion, if Dominic Cummings is allowed to disrespect rules that he helps to create then the one law for the rich and another for the poor comes into play. Again, the unfairness of how our world is and how the vast majority are, mistreated while the minority few are held to a different standard.
Then to top it off this article appears in the media today and it makes me feel sick, disgusted and furious. Read more https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/28/dominic-cummings-did-break-coronavirus-rules-wont-face-criminal-action-12770538/
Let me say right from the start that I do not believe everything that any Government tell me because, in my opinion, the government have a propensity to be economical with the truth.
However, is Boris Johnson right in being cautious about easing the lockdown we have in the country? Given the fact that the Prime Minister has himself recently recovered from the Coronavirus, it stands to reason that he is in a better position than most to say when he should begin to ease the lockdown.
The Prime Minister’s speech 27 April 2020, his first since he recovers from COVID 19 and resumes working. I have to say that he did make a lot of sense in that speech. It would be a travesty if he eases the lockdown too soon, and we end up with a second phase of the virus that kills more people.
Of course, the country is paying a high price economically because so many businesses have to be close. But those are things we can recover from those that are dead can never come back to us. So, while I am, fed up with the lockdown, I believe we should continue to observe the government guidelines and stay Home.