#COVID19Chronicles-359: March 30, 2021-Lenten reflections 41-Getting justice for George Floyd

The trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd began yesterday. It will be harrowing and also complicated, He is accused of both manslaughter and murder of George Floyd:

What I saw of the events, before, were harrowing and I have no wish for any repeat viewing. The trial is being shown live on TV.

The good, the bad, and the ugly (November 10)

Good

Alia Atkinson’s continued her great form in swimming World Cup into Tokyo leg, with another fine win in 100 metres breaststroke. She keeps swimming close to the world record in that event. She finished the leg with two gold medals and a bronze.

Bad

Jamaica’s under 17 women failed to advance beyond the semis in CONCACAF tournament, losing 5-0 to Canada, then losing 8-0 to USA in 3rd place match. The ladies looked to have run out of legs, after excellent group play. So, no place in 2014 FIFA World Cup in Costa Rica, but plenty of promise. Mexico and Canada have booked their spots toCosta Rica next March.

Ugly

Jamaican Police beating of allegedly mentally ill, Kamoza Clarke, to a near vegetative state and remains in hospital. Incident was caught on closed circuit television, thus contradicting claims that ‘he fell’ down stairs. The policemen accused of beating an inmate at the Falmouth Police Station in Trelwany last month have been placed on interdiction following a probe including the viewing of video footage. Police High Command has concluded that the matter should now be dealt with by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).