ALL Human Beings are Souls, If We Could Just See Each Other with the Eyes of a Child

We have seen in a matter of months the murders of two Americans. On February 23rd, Ahmaud Arbery was shot multiple times by a father and son that claimed they were trying to make a citizen’s arrest. Claiming that they believed Arbery to be a robbery suspect. I will not post this video. It’s beyond disturbing. As if his murder was not bad enough, it took months before Gregory McMichael and his son Travis were arrested for the murder. Why did they wait months before arresting these two men that were seen on video committing said crime? Was it due to public outcry once the video went viral? They are saying it’s due to prosecutor turnover. The case is currently on its fourth prosecutor.

A third man has also been charged. He is accused of trying to detain Aubrey by blocking him in using his vehicle. This same man is the one whose video went viral. William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. is also charged with felony murder. The murder is now being investigated as a hate crime.

Ahmaud Arbery

On May 25th, in Minneapolis, George Floyd died while in police custody. Floyd was arrested for suspicion of forgery. The FBI will be investigating his death. All officers present have been fired. The officers already had subdued Floyd but one held him to the ground with his knee jammed into Floyd’s neck. Floyd begged the officer to just place him into the police car and get off of his neck as he could not breathe. This continued for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

George Floyd

It seems the world has gone crazy. But we cannot blame these deaths on the current crisis. Not when they are just two of a long list of deaths of African Americans while in police custody. This has been happening for a very long time in America.

How can we keep this from happening? Children don’t see color. They don’t feel hate. These things are taught. That’s a start. But that’s easier said than done. How do we get through to people whose hearts are filled with so much hatred? How do we make them understand what that hate is creating in this world?

One thing we must do-is hold these men accountable for their crimes. We cannot turn away when we see injustices happening before our eyes. If we do we are just as guilty as the perpetrators.

8 thoughts on “ALL Human Beings are Souls, If We Could Just See Each Other with the Eyes of a Child”

  1. Yeah, being a policeman or woman has to be a thankless job, but it’s things like this that get the attention. It’s a shame it happens. The Arbery one does have a bit more to it, though I lean toward not liking it. There is video I think of him trespassing at this construction site previously where he probably had no business being. And it is true that video seems to not cover the whole thing for some reason. Could be missing information. But am uncomfortable with it at this point. The one guy was a retired policeman apparently, so he might have had a bit more experience than your average citizen, but he sure looks like a loony. So we’ll see on that one…

    1. I’m watched Floyd video initially and it had no audio. I just watched it with audio and had to turn it off. It was bad enough first time but to hear him pleading. They need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  2. I watched the video of Arbery when it first came out. He was murdered . It was horrible. No arrest, no due process, no jury. It was a senseless crime. Even (if) he was guilty he didn’t deserve death. I feel sorry for his mother.

      1. I totally agree. I Finally got up the nerve up to watch a George Floyd video. Dear God it looks like cold blooded murder. I cried. What the heck are people thinking. Why didn’t the cop handcuff George instead of a knee to the neck until it looks like he died. Im shocked

  3. This one is bound to generate me some hate. Such is life.

    Suffice it to say there’s quite a bit of evidence NOT being reported by the media in regards to Ahmaud Arbery. Google Court TV Ahmaud Arbery and you’ll get some very interesting extra facts and analysis of the footage. A friend who looked into the case in-depth *claims* that the father and son’s story is that they chased him out from under the crawl space in the house (trying to access the interior via the trap door to the interior). The father was also *reportedly* a retired cop who had arrested Arbery for burglary on previous occasions.

    The video is really crappy quality and almost like it was deliberately turned away at key points as well. A couple of points against Arbery here however. A) if I see two armed people in a pickup truck in the middle of the road, I sure as hell ain’t going to keep “jogging” towards them. B) Both gun shots went off as Arbery was trying to take the shotgun away from the father.

    The waters here get REAL muddy ***IF*** we’re talking a retired deputy trying to arrest a criminal for a crime the deputy witnessed and then having the gun discharge as it was being wrestled away from him.

    Now as for George Floyd… There’s absolutely NO excuse on that one. Even IF we make the assumption that he was down on the ground like that because he had resisted arrest, they had him under control at that point and should have cuffed him and put him in the cruiser, NOT sit on his neck for ages. Period.

    George Floyd’s situation reminds me of a similar incident in Sacramento that I blogged about several months ago. A black guy was stopped by police for jaywalking on a completely dead residential street. When he argued with them about it, they manhandled him to the ground and arrested him. He sued the department and got a nice settlement.

    It’s not always as cut and dry as the media makes it out to be, but you’re right that this sort of thing happens far too often.

    1. I had heard father was a former cop. I hadn’t heard any of what is in court tv. I still think they should not have taken matters into their own hands.

      It’s one thing for an officer to have to defend him of herself against an armed suspect. Absolutely 100% agreed that this officer used undue force holding Floyd like he did. Absolutely no reason for it. I watched that and could not believe my eyes!