As I write this, a court in Minneapolis has just completed the process of seating a jury in the matter of Derek Chauvin, the first of four former police officers set to stand trial in the case of the death of George “I Can’t Breathe” Floyd.

Chauvin — as shown in that notorious and widely distributed video — kept Floyd on the ground, his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes, as Floyd pled for his life; some five minutes in, he became unresponsive: Chauvin kept the pressure up for close to another three minutes.

The city, the state…

Donald Unger

I write what I know and what I’ve lived: humor & chronic pain; politics & parenting; business writing & cultural analysis; and . . . ranting (a lot of ranting).

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