It is appalling that racism continues to exist today. It is even sadder that it is perpetrated by the very institution that needs to prevent it – THE POLICE! For a country that considers itself as the Mother of Democracy, the USA has failed to protect its most vulnerable citizens. Mahatma Gandhi once said that “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.
There is a video circulating on social media where a police officer looks on whiles another officer presses down and chokes an unarmed black man called George Floyd with his knee. George Floyd kept pleading for his life until he passed out and died later at the hospital.
We have gathered that the policemen involved were Officers Derek Chauvin #1087 and Tou Thao #7162 of the Minneapolis Police Department.
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We strongly condemn the injustice that is meted out on black people, especially in the United States and in other parts of the world. It is not enough that these two police officers are put on administrative leave. They must be prosecuted to serve as a strong warning to others who want to use their positions of power and influence to cause harm to others.