True restoration

The verdict –  Chauvin is guilty of all charges.

Attorney Ellison reminded us that “justice implies true restoration.”  George Floyd’s life was not restored with the verdict.  The Floyd family was not restored with the verdict.

Yesterday shortly after the verdict was read, a Columbus police officer shot and killed teenager Ma’Khia Bryant.

Justice is what we seek after the law has been broken or we have been wronged.

I want equality.  Equality in treatment by the police and the broader society so we don’t have to seek justice.

Until we have an equal and just society, please lift up the Floyd, Bryant, Wright, Potter, and Chauvin Families and the family of the Columbus police officer.

No parent rears a child to commit murder or expects to bury their child.

My heart is heavy.