Police brutality in the United States has not stopped, and the country got a reminder this past week when a young black 29-year-old man was beaten to death by five police officers.
The young man, Tyre Nichols, died in Memphis, Tennessee, leaving behind a 4-year-old son and loving parents.
His family has publicly spoken so that his death is not forgotten in a large number of deaths by Police in the United States.
In the United States, there have been over 1,000 deaths from police brutality. Black people are three times more likely to be killed by the police.
Over the last few years, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been a national reckoning for politicians and white people- a realization of racism that has rooted itself into the existence of the police in the United States.
One must question what the police are to do and what they are doing.
They are to protect and serve people. Not murder them.
Perhaps local and national governments can renegotiate the role of the police to advance community safety.
Who protects the people of a country?