It was a good speech. I respect him.
I’m of mixed feelings regarding the riots. I’ve been in peaceful protests before to try to protect my people and the things we care about, and it doesn’t always work. I’ve had water cannons and rubber pellets shot at me for standing, holding signs, and singing, and in the end we were shut down. Sometimes peaceful protesting isn’t enough to bring change, and I think there’s examples of that around the entire world, not just in the U.S.
There are definitely people out there taking advantage of the riots and doing things that do nothing to honor George Floyd or any of the other people who have been killed, but not all. If you believe that not all cops are bad (which I do) then not all protestors are bad. There’s good and bad on both sides, and while I don’t respect the people I’ve seen on video breaking into cash registers of looted stores, I’ve seen a lot of cops treat my family and friends of color differently throughout my life and I don’t respect that either.
Some blacks kill blacks, some blacks can be racist towards whites and other races, some cops are great people, some white cops are great people, some whites are not racist to anyone, etc. I don’t group people together based on the actions of a few, but in this particular case I think the cop who killed Floyd should be in prison. Floyd may or may not have been a horrible guy and may or may not have given the cops a lot of trouble when they approached him, but you had 4 cops with guns and one handcuffed guy on his stomach on the street. Kneeling on his neck seems unnecessary, let alone for long enough to kill him.
I don’t know…@Californiagrown did you want a discussion of the entire event or just Killer Mike’s speech? I’m sorry if I’ve gone in a different direction of what you wanted - I can remove my post.