The lesson to be learned by this latest police murder.
March 18th, 2018.
Stephon Clark is in his grandmother's backyard, talking on his cell phone, just like any American citizen is free to do, when two police officers fired twenty shots at him, eight of which took his life, because they saw "black man with a gun, er a crowbar, oh wait, something or the other in his hand."
March 28th, 2018.
Peaceful protests were carried out on both coasts.
March 2nd, 2019.
After waiting an entire year for the public awareness to blow over, the Sacramento prosecuting attorney quietly announced that no charges were being filed against the police officers who murdered an innocent man in cold blood.
July 3rd, 2019.
Stonechild Chiefstick, aka "Stoney" was gunned down in front of children and families gathered at the annual 3rd of July Fireworks show in Poulsbo, Wa. He was allegedly attacking the officer who shot him with a screwdriver, though camera footage was conveniently lost at the very moment Stoney allegedly drew his screwdriver. witnesses have come forward who have testified that Stoney had a screwdriver in his back pocket as he was fleeing the officer who shot him from behind. This completely contradicts the police narrative. There were hundreds of witnesses.
August 14th, 2019.
Peaceful protests were carried out by members of tribes across the nation in the town of Poulsbo.
April 17th, 2020.
After waiting nine months for the public awareness to blow over, the Poulsbo prosecuting attorney quietly announced that no charges were being filed against the cop who murdered an innocent man in cold blood.
May 25th, 2020.
May 26th, 2020.
NON Peaceful protests erupted across America. A Minneapolis police precinct was torched:
A protester runs in front of the burning Third Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Property was destroyed:
Police were assaulted
May 29th, 2020.
Unable to wait nearly a year until after public awareness blows over to announce that no charges will be filed, the Minneapolis prosecuting attorney, under pressure from the relentless and escalating violence from the protestors, announces that Officer Chauvin will be charged with 3rd degree murder. The three other police officers are not charged.
May 30th, 2020.
The NON peaceful rioting continues. Violent protestors reported across America.
Violent protests continues for the next three days despite intimidating threats by Trump and the threat of deadly force by police departments. The situation is escalating.
June 3rd, 2020.
The Minneapolis prosecuting attorney, unable to wait nearly a year until public awareness blows over to announce that 3rd degree murder charges mean they can't bring charges against the other three police officers involved, is forced, in the face of escalating VIOLENCE to announce that Chauvin will be charged with 2nd degree murder allowing them to charge all four officers for their cold blooded murder of an innocent man.
June 4th, 2020.
Minneapolis City Council considering disbanding their police force. Real change. Real transformation.
This is where cold stone reality meets non violent idealism.
Are you learning your lesson?