Watching the closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, and I cannot help but feel for George Floyd. I was diagnosed with COPD last year and my life changed as a result.
I am all too familiar with the feeling of not having enough oxygen. I suffered through terrifying episodes in the hospital when I felt I was going to die from lack of oxygen. The fear was overwhelming, and no amount of reassurance could stop me from panicking and hyperventilating, which only makes things worse.
I played sports when I was younger, I know the feeling of being at the bottom of a pile of bodies and how I struggled to breathe. To imagine a grown man kneeling with his knee on my neck makes me feel sick.
I am disappointed that no one attempted to pull Chsuvin off of George Floyd, but we have to be grateful that some people recorded the event that clearly shows what happened. I would like to think that I would have been the person who attempted to remove Chauvin, but that’s irrelevant now.
Take your phone or your watch and set it for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. Just start the timer and dit quietly and think about how you would feel if a grown man was kneeling on your neck for that time.
Ultimate justice would be for Chauvin to be executed in the same way he killed George Floyd.
Originally posted on claytoonz: Can Republicans take one day off from being racist? Just one? Maybe go outside, take a walk, sniff some flowers, …Hater Caucus