By Jarrett Stepman. The death of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 has sparked protests around the country. It was an ugly incident and appeared to be a terrible injustice.
Regrettably, we’re now seeing violence and riots occurring in big cities across the country, in which public and private property is being destroyed and other people have been injured or killed. . .
“Tearing up things, it’s not going to solve anything,” Floyd’s son, Quincy Mason Floyd, said, according to Chicago’s WGN-TV. “My dad is in peace, and we have to be the ones to deal with all this stress. It’s going to be tough to get over this day by day.” . . .
Again, it’s important to note that Floyd’s family—those most affected by his death—have been aggressively urging people to avoid violence.
Floyd’s younger brother, Terrence Floyd, has been pleading with protesters to avoid what’s become violence and mayhem in many of America’s cities. (Read more from “George Floyd’s Son Calls for End to Violence” HERE)
Trump: ‘Angry Mob’ Must Not Drown out ‘Righteous Cries of Peaceful Protesters’
By Fred Lucas. President Donald Trump announced the deployment of the military to help quell the violent riots in Washington, D.C., and said he would send federal troops to states to restore order if governors didn’t act. . .
The president also spoke about the need for justice after the police killing of George Floyd, 46, during his arrest in Minneapolis on Memorial Day evening.
In response to Floyd’s death, peaceful protests in Minneapolis turned to violent riots, which spread across the United States, even as peaceful protests also continued.
“All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd,” said Trump, who spoke last week with Floyd’s family members. “My administration is committed that for George Floyd and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain.”
. . .“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” Trump said. (Read more from “Trump: ‘Angry Mob’ Must Not Drown out ‘Righteous Cries of Peaceful Protesters’” HERE)