Fire EMS

Inner Dialogue and the Brotherhood

Issue 09 and Volume 173.

Fire/Rescue StreetSense ❘ By Kate Dernocoeur The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, was another item on a too-long list of appalling incidents that demonstrated such a wicked degree of callousness that it is in a league of its own. Surely, things don’t go as stunningly badly as they did for George Floyd without someone at the scene (besides onlookers) thinking, “This is so wrong … this has to stop.” From my first viewing of the video, it was apparent that the officer at the front of the police vehicle was conflicted about what to do. He walked back and forth between the increasingly agitated crowd on the sidewalk and the top cop, the one with his hand in his pocket and his knee on Floyd’s neck. (It was especially disheartening to discover that all three of the other officers in the George Floyd case were…

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