Lynching never actually went away. The powers that be have enshrined it into state power.
Just in the last four months, George Floyd, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade were executed by cops — their only “crime” being that they were Black in the U.S. in 2020. Floyd cried out, “I can’t breathe,” as three Minneapolis cops barbarically held him down — the deadly knee on his neck came from Derek Chauvin, a white cop. Bystanders were prevented from intervening by a fourth cop and, instead, were powerless witnesses to Floyd’s last breaths.
Read more in the June 3-9, 2020 issue.