First and foremost, I would like to send my condolences to George Floyd’s family and friends as well as all those that lost their lives to senseless acts committed by law enforcement officers around the world. On May 25th, 2020, the whole world witnessed a modern day lynching of an unarmed black man in America, as onlookers pleaded for his life. One guilty verdict is not enough, yet we celebrate as if true justice has been served. Throughout the history of this so-called great nation, America has repeatedly shown us for centuries that Black Lives do not matter. With that being stated, I am waiting to see what will be handed down to Derek Chauvin on sentencing day and the appeal process.

However, there were so many mixed emotions developing in my mind as I watched the trial. During the Derek Chauvin trial, several unarmed black people were killed by police officers. Even after a verdict was reached, several more fatal cop shootings occurred in America. I thought about the topic for this article and I realize that we as the American people are no better than the officers that are pulling these triggers and committing these crimes, because we continue to allow this to happen as the unimaginable continues to repeat itself. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions. As a result, accountability is the first solution to this ongoing problem in America.

“It’s just Us when it comes to justice during these unjust times” (Anonymous)


Titus Banks #316657
Muskegon Correctional Facility
2400 S. Sheridan Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49442
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