In this world that we're living in now, African Americans aren't treated with the same equalities in all the aspects of our daily life.

George Floyd was pinned to the ground and died in exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds. There were four Minneapolis police officers at the scene, and he was pinned by three of the four. Those four officers were fired that next day.

As a young Black girl in this world, it frightens me that these things happen in our world.

We must use our voices; this is a constant issue that has been happening for years and years. We must come together and be open and on the same page as everyone else. We can't and will not stop until there's full justice and respect for all the Blacks everywhere.

This isn't something that we can't do, it's been done before. During this pandemic, lots of people in each state have protested for days and days, asking for justice for the Blacks that died and didn't get the justice that they deserved.

Brittney Daphnis

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Carlos Ponce

How to get equal justice:

1) Don't do anything illegal.

2) Show an attitude of respect if questioned by police. Do everything the officer legally asks.

3) Be truthful with police and other officials.

4) Remember, a police officer is someone's son, daughter, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, father, mother. Treat a police officer the way you would want to be treated.

Over 99% of police officers are wonderful people doing what is legal and following their training. If you run across that less than 1% that is not, keep your cool. Forgive. Maybe he or she is having a bad day. We all have had one of those. And if you're having a bad day, chill. Don't cop an attitude with a cop.

Gary Miller

Carlos. Ditto for Latinos! Try to remember that Trump helped minorities gain respect and improve their position in society.

Gary Miller

If Floyd had not violated a law then resisted arrest he would still be alive. Floyd is an example of "suicide by police". Obeying laws and respecting authority is something some people can't seem to learn.

Thomas Carpenter

You’re right Miss Daphnis, so much time and energy spent on hatred must end. People’s attitudes probably won’t change any time soon, at least not with the Boomers who worship Trump, but the laws will change. There’s no going back, only forward. We owe Trump a great big thank you - as he exits stage left - for actively enlisting the support of racist groups like the Proud Boys and the neo-Nazis and all those good old boys waving the Confederate flag. Trump gave them the courage to voice their convictions for all to hear, and Trump made them television stars so everyone could see their xenophobic joy that one of them made it to the White House. That’s why Trump loves his rallies: they all speak the same language. The USA experienced their idea of government and rejected it. Trump and his supporters showed the world white privilege in all its glorious grandeur and hubris. They opened the eyes of a lot of white folks who normally don’t recognize white privilege in their lives. 80,000,000 Americans agree with you and they voted Kamala Harris vice-president elect.

Carlos Ponce

Thomas, What you write about Trump is false.

Trump has denounced white supremacists, neo-nazis, the KKK, other hate groups time and time again.

And remember this remark about the Confederate flag?

"I, too, heard that speech and, for the public listening to this, the senator made a very moving and eloquent speech. As a son of the Confederacy, acknowledging that it was time to change and yield to a position that Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun raised on the Senate floor, not granting a federal charter to an organization made up of many fine people who continue to display the Confederate flag as a symbol."

"many fine people who continue to display the Confederate flag as a symbol" was said by Senator Joe Biden on the Senate floor.

The young lady asked for help. Thomas Carpenter offered HATE.

Gary Miller

Thomas> 40,000,000 fake and illegal ballots can't be wrong.

Bailey Jones

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Jim Forsythe

You’re right Miss Daphnis, just as Thomas is. In life you will encounter people that act the way Trump does. You will also have people that defend these type of people, no matter what. Daphnis, try and distance yourself from these type of people, and you will be better off.

Daphnis read up on the Watts Riots of 1968, if you are not know about what happened then. We are repeating that time, with what is happening now.

The best thing that is happening is we will no longer have Trump as president, for now. Just as a lot of thing in life, he will try and return and it is up to people like you and Thomas to make sure that theses type of people do not succeed.

81,000,000 people said, Trump you are fired, and we must not let our guard down next time someone like Trump surfaces.

Carlos Ponce

Another person twisting this into an anti-Trump tirade. Stop your hate, Jimmy!

Jim Forsythe

81,000,000 people said, Trump you are fired!

Carlos Ponce

And it will be proven that a large number of those votes were from

DEAD PEOPLE,

NON - RESIDENTS

COMPUTER GENERATED "VOTERS"

STOLEN TRUMP VOTES GIVEN TO BIG GUY BIDEN

ETC.

Proof has been shown in hearings, affidavits, depositions, video evidence. But if you use Liberal news sources you wouldn't know the truth.

Forsythe, why do you condone FRAUD? You had your scouts learn the Scout Motto bu it doesn't apply to you?

Gary Miller

Jim> Millions of illegal votes? Trump may be found to have millions more legal votes than Biden. Tell me Jim. When/if it is proven Biden didn't get enough legal votes to win are you still going to support him?

Craig Mason

Carlos the democrats couldn’t even roll out Obama care correctly, do you really think they could pull off widespread voter fraud. I think you are giving way too much credit. The current Republican Party is the smarmiest group I have ever seen, so if the democrats outsmarmied the, then shame on them.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, you keep saying you have all that proof. The courts have said that the so called proof that Trump has presented, does not prove anything.

What FRAUD has been proven?

Not what ever your source says, but what has been proven in court.

As far as the Scout Motto, I am always prepared, and I hope that all that young people in Scouts are.

Carlos, you do know what the Scout Motto is "Be Prepared".

Carlos Ponce

Jim, the proof has been shown in state hearings, in courtrooms, in filed affidavits, on video. It's all over the internet. If you are too lazy to look for it, that sounds like a personal problem.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, what you call proof has not been accepted by state hearings, courtrooms. What is all over the internet is just fabricated debunked rumors'.

If what you are peddling is proof, how many courts agree with you? Please list the court cases that Trump has won about the 2020 election votes.

Gary Miller

JIM> How many of your 81,000,000 votes were illegal? Begining to look like it may be 40,000,000 illegal votes. When the thousands of signed affidatits are adjudicated we may be burdened with a president that wasn't close to being elected. Biden could be sworn in before we learn he didn't get enough LEGAL votes to earn the office. Democrats seem to think illegal votes are as good as legal votes.

Jim Forsythe

Gary, as I'm not running for office, zero votes are my votes. Unless someone proves that votes were cast that were illegal, then all you have is gossip.

If it is proven, people will be behind the effort in doing the right thing. Until then, you are just speculating, blowing in the wind or chasing dust devils.

Raymond Lewis

Mr. Ponce, after hearings before more than 30 judges, not one (not even the president's appointed judges) has been convinced that any of what you highlight in all caps is true. Please do yourself a favor and move or show evidence they are wrong.

Ms. Daphnis, thanks for your article and thanks for being willing to post it here and allow for both positive and negative feedback from folks that you do not know. Will be looking for your next article.

Carlos Ponce

Raymond, can you please reserve your election comments to a more proper forum. And I ask that you please wait. This isn't over.

Raymond Lewis

I used the same 'forum' as you.

Carlos Ponce

I was responded to you, Thomas and Jim. I am disheartened that the three have usurped a wonderful letter from a young lady for political means.Their Trump hatred was out of bounds as a response.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, for someone that is disheartened that anyone said something about Trump, why did you post political things?

Carlos Ponce

My initial post had ZERO politics. I only responded in kind to your post, etc. I merely pointed out that what you and the others did was lies.

Diane Turski

Ms. Daphnis, if you are old enough to vote, please vote for candidates who support your values. That is the most effective use of our voice that we all have. Be informed about local politics and what the candidates stand for. There is a runoff in League City for two City Council positions. Early voting is through Dec.10 and Dec. 15 is the election day. I voted for Rachel McAdam for Position #4 because she supports my values and her opponent does not.

Craig Mason

[thumbup][thumbup] Thomas and Diane

Gary Miller

Seldom mentioned but true is if Floyd had not violated the law he would still be alive. Criminals black and white are killed in conflicts with police, fighting with police isn't a healthy practice.

Thomas Carpenter

Mr. Miller and Mr. Ponce, why don't you explain to Miss Daphnis why it's okay with you that young black girls run around scared, instead of repeating lies that were defeated in every court? Address the young lady.

Carlos Ponce

I did address the young lady.

Thomas Carpenter

Mr. Ponce, You and Miller are bullies and cowards who spew proven falsehoods and demagoguery while conveniently ignoring Miss Daphnis. I don't mind the flame of your vitriol, but show a bit of faith in your beliefs and demonstrate your courage; tell Miss Daphnis why it's okay with you two that she's afraid to simply do the things young girls do. I breathlessly await your replies to that young lady.

Carlos Ponce

Another post of mindless drivel from Thomas Carpenter. I have taught young Black women over 30 years. My response was adequate, not vitriolic.

Thomas Carpenter

Still didn't answer her. And I wonder just what lessons young black girls learned in your class?

Carlos Ponce

More nonsense from Thomas Carpenter.

Thomas Carpenter

You still haven't answered her.

Carlos Ponce

How can you miss it? It's the first opinion in this forum. You may not like it but it's earnest.

Thomas Carpenter

I'm beginning to think you're a Russian bot.

Carlos Ponce

No, Thomas. You can ask around the county. I'm a retired school teacher who taught math to thousands of students. Most of my ex-students are doing well and some even contribute to these forums. And I taught the children of several forum contributors.

Thomas Carpenter on the other hand writes like a 10 year old.

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