The one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd capped an emotional and, in many ways, a terrifying year of police murders and terrorism at the hands of law enforcement.
Just 365 days ago, there was widespread outrage as videotape of then police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Mr. Floyd in a Minneapolis street surfaced. Three other cops stood by and did nothing as a submissive, handcuffed, helpless Black man was put to death before our very eyes May 25, 2020.
As the video spread, protests and condemnation grew. The egregious execution caused pain around the globe and pundits, pastors, politicians, civil rights leaders, journalists, and others declared a “day of reckoning” was dawning in America.
The definition of day of reckoning? “The time when past mistakes or misdeeds must be punished or paid for; a testing time when the degree of one’s success or failure will be revealed.”
That has not happened.
In fact, American police agencies have continued to slaughter Blacks after the Floyd killing. “Black people were 28 percent of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13 percent of the population,” reported Mapping Police Violence in numbers updated as of May 21. And, the group said, there were only six days in all of 2020 where police did not kill someone.
Black people are most likely to be killed by police, less likely to be armed and, Mapping Police Violence noted in April, that since the Floyd death in 2020, 181 Blacks had died at the hands of police.
“Of the 966 police killings reported since May 25, 2020, the database shows that Black people account for 18.7 percent, despite making up 13 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau,” Time magazine said.
Police killings were pretty much the same as in previous years, as was the failure to hold officers accountable. Officers involved in deadly shootings also often had other deadly incidents or charges of abuse on their work records.
In the 1,127 police killings recorded in 2020, only 16 cases, or about 1.4 percent, resulted in a charge against the offending officer. Of the officers identified by Mapping Police Violence, at least 14 had shot or killed someone in the past.
Then there are the cover-ups and straight up refusal of police agencies, which are agents of the state, to even tell the public what actually happened in incidents—fatal and non-fatal.
Police continue to hide substantial amounts of data from the public, said Mapping Police Violence.
“The federal government does not publish comprehensive data on police violence or misconduct,” the group noted. “In 36 states, laws restrict or prohibit agencies from making these records public. Even in states where this information is supposed to be public record, local police agencies often refuse to comply with public records requests or charge exorbitant fees to produce these records. In some cases, like Rapid City, South Dakota, police have refused to provide even basic data on police use of force unless a court orders them to make these records public,” said Mapping Police Violence.
The recent release of video showing the end of a high-speed chase near Monroe, Louisiana, in 2019 and the death of Ronald Greene after he was beaten, tased and dragged by Louisiana State Police is a horrifying example of this problem and the official falsehoods.
Louisiana law enforcement officials stonewalled Mr. Greene’s family for two years, lied in a statement about how he died and refused to release body cam footage. His family was told he died in a car accident, not coughing up blood, crawling on the ground, calling for Jesus, begging for mercy as state troopers abused and tased him.
Mr. Chauvin, who was seen in widely viewed bystander video pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. He’s to be sentenced June 25.
But what happened to all the hope, the good will, the good cops, the promises to do better and the pleas to stop killing Black people?
It was all an illusion and perhaps, in some ways, self-delusion as Blacks earnestly wanted to believe that a change and a reckoning would come.
A day of reckoning will and has come to America, but it isn’t ushered in or overseen by Caucasian people. It is divine judgment that comes from Almighty God Allah Himself. As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, a modern Aaron to that modern Moses, have warned, the United States has been condemned by God for her evil. Scripture after scripture warns of the destruction of the wicked who fail to abandon their wicked ways and God’s hand moving directly against nations who persist in evil.
Is any modern nation more evil than America with her genocidal and murderous history against her slaves, the children of her once slaves and the original inhabitants of this land?
If God destroyed wicked nations and rulers in the past, how would He ignore America’s gross evil, darkness and decadence? She is certainly the habitation of devils.
In the bible, Isaiah, Chapter 28, Verse 18, declares: “And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.” These murders are going to get more intense to drive us to separate from our open enemies. God is driving us to the conclusion that the enemy is disagreeable to live with in peace. And, as the Hon. Elijah Muhammad taught, separation in a land or territory of our own is the best solution to the proble