Honoring George Floyd Questioned
Greensboro’s mayor and City Council chose to celebrate and honor the life of George Floyd?
This baffles me! George Floyd, a habitual felon, on drugs, caught committing a federal crime only to resist arrest is considered worthy of an honor and celebration by our Greensboro mayor and Greensboro City Council?
Our leaders are sending a message to our community that such behavior is OK and our men in blue should be very careful if they choose to arrest a criminal in the act of a crime!
Wonder who will be their next honoree? Benedict Arnold?
If you are religious, you know you shouldn’t be idolizing ANY man. Take down the confederate statues.
If you believe in democracy (or a democratic republic if you fear identifying as an actual American), you know that an assault on the Senate chambers on Jan 6 was an assault on our democracy and freedom. Call your senator and demand a formal and thorough investigation into how that form of terrorism was able to manifest.
If you are filled with hate and fear, you grasp at straws. Complain that a man who unnecessarily lost his life by being murdered by a man paid and sworn to protect him is getting honored for bringing attention to racism and bias the pervades our society.
Overture dies down and the music plays….
I was not there, therefore I preface my comment with that statement. What happened to George Floyd should never happen to the most despicable felon ever if the video is a reasonable representation of the occurrence. He appeared to be in handcuffs and on the ground allowing other portions of the body for “kneeling” if additional restraint was required. There have been two deaths in recent memory of a person being restrained stating “I can’t breathe”, and it would appear some consideration should have been recognized.
As for our City Council giving ANY consideration to his memory, I think they are indeed inviting the kind of lawlessness being displayed in other cities. He was indeed a habitual felon, whose demise probably didn’t need to be that way, but he certainly does not deserve celebrity status.
Obviously issues of the above nature should never happen and those responsible should be identified and held completely accountable, including losing their job, and going to jail. Lawless behavior is lawless behavior regardless of the source and seeking revenge on police or officials is to be addressed by our courts, not by setting fire to a police car. There have been injustices of all sorts in our history and one by one we have resolved them for the most part. We mostly see a situation and often want it resolved immediately, which when in practice, and viewed more thoroughly, emerges in an entirely different light. I offer as an example, persons sent to prison, and subsequently found to be innocent. Knowing my nature, I can’t even imagine How I could deal with that happening to me. For many years I thought the death penalty was an appropriate way to deal with certain crimes and my attitude has changed considerably. That is a mistake with no “do overs”. I do understand anger and the desire for revenge, but this is where we must trust our Lord to help us work through it. Patients is probably among the most difficult virtues to practice. Like being told to love someone you really don’t like. But that is the rule.
“As for our City Council giving ANY consideration to his memory, I think they are indeed inviting the kind of lawlessness being displayed in other cities.”
The current City Council was bowing to community pressure, pure and simple basic politics. Our current city council reminds me of the picture of 3 monkeys. . . . using their hands to cover their ears, eyes, & mouths so as to not agitate the community.
Blue City Blues…….