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Keith Anderson

The death of George Floyd should not be a sound bite. It should not be used as a political windmill to explain why racial issues must finally be rectified, but then left in the dust as life moves on. And it should not be an excuse to loot, defame or burn buildings to the ground.

A precious life was suffocated right before our eyes on Memorial Day. The penetrating knee of a police officer placed firmly at the base of the St. Louis Park man’s neck for several minutes was shocking. There was no imminent threat to the public or police. Floyd’s final gasps of life were spent pleading for mercy as his jaw scraped a dirty city street.

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