|Police car ion fire at Philadelphia City Hall last night|
Last night was the third night of destructive riots in several major cities in the United States.
The riots were triggered by the video taped torture and public execution of George Floyd by a white policeman (Derrick Chauvin), a 43 year old black man arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill in Minneapolis.
As I watched the live coverage of the destructive riots last night on TV, my heart was sick. Not only for another needless death of a black man by a white policeman. THIS HAS TO STOP!
I'm trying to search for words to express my feelings of disgust and helplessness about the continued systematic racism and coverup of police brutality.
|Defaced statue of former Philadelphia police commissioner and mayor, Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia's most famous racist|
Some of the scenes I watched last night were from Philadelphia, a city where I used to live for over twenty-five years and visit twice a year now. I watched the rioters loot and deface City Hall, and stores on Chestnut and Walnut Streets on center city Philadelphia.
I also watched Los Angeles demonstrators break into and loot Nordstrom's department store at The Grove in West Hollywood, only a few blocks from where Pat and I have often stayed when we visited Los Angeles. I knew they would hit Nordstrom's, all those $1,200 Jimmy Choo shoes.
Police have to be held accountable for killing black people.
THIS HAS TO STOP!!