GEORGE FLOYD: A SLEEPLESS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF

I think anyone with half a heart and half a brain has been affected by the tragic events of the past week. George Floyd, 46 years old, brutality killed in police custody for the potential serious crime of allegedly having a counterfeit $20 note. It wasn’t just what happened, but more so how it happened as somewhere between 5-8 minutes of unbelievable brutality and tragedy shocked the world.

I did a bit of news reading and watching while in bed before sleep, which in hindsight was a mistake. Especially considering the fragile state of my own mind and how openly sensitive I am to outside emotion. I tried, but I could not get it out of my mind. I think “shocked” is a mild way of putting it. For it was the final words of George Floyd that really nailed the severity of the situation home.

“It’s my face man
I didn’t do nothing serious man
please
please
please I can’t breathe
please man
please somebody
please man
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
please
(inaudible)
man can’t breathe, my face
just get up
I can’t breathe
please, a knee on my neck
I can’t breathe
shit
I will
I can’t move
mama
mama
I can’t
my knee
my neck
I’m through
I’m through
I’m claustrophobic
my stomach hurt
my neck hurts
everything hurts
some water or something
please
please
I can’t breathe officer
don’t kill me
they’re gonna kill me, man
come on man
I cannot breathe
I cannot breathe
they’re gonna kill me
they’re gonna kill me
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
please sir
please
please
please I can’t breathe”

George Floyd’s last words… harrowing, heartbreaking, unimaginable. In my somewhat shattered and bewildered state at 2am I decided to try and put my thoughts and feelings on tape (as the old saying goes)…

Latest News Links:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-uscanada-52886593

Mother wants justice – CNN

May he truly rest in peace. #blacklivesmatter #yellowlivesmatter #brownlivesmatter #whitelivesmatter #allivesmatter

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  1. davidoziborg

    Well said

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