As a mom that adopted one white female child I felt my spine tighten, heartbeat race and my tear ducts lose control when this man called out for his mother to save him. He could have been my son. The child that I was given was the one available. Instead it could have been him. He has become my son and now he is gone. Adoptive mothers are everyone’s mother.
On May 25, 2020, a 46 year old black man was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe”. A second and third officer further restrained Floyd while a fourth prevented bystanders from intervening. During the final three minutes Floyd was motionless and had no pulse while Chauvin ignored onlookers’ pleas to remove his knee, which he did not until medics told him to.
Floyd’s death triggered demonstrations and protests in many US cities and around the world against police brutality, police racism and lack of police accountability. (Wikipedia)