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The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, while three other policemen stood by, has horrified the nation. Here are some of the first responses from our cartoonists.

The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, while three other policemen stood by, has horrified the nation. Here are some of the first responses from our cartoonists.

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Bob Englehart


Jeff Koterba

Emad Hajjaj


Stephane “Stephff” Peray


Bill Day


Chris Weyant


Dave Whamond


Adam Zyglis


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By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

2 replies on “George Floyd”

I’m going to keep pointing this out until something is done to stop the injustice!

The media, when covering police murdering citizens of color, continually fail to address one VERY important aspect — the prosecutors complicity in these acts.

Consider that when a police officer is accused and then brought before a grand jury (and possibly a jury trial) for the death of a person of color — since that prosecutor must work with and rely on the very same police officer who he/she is supposed to be prosecuting — do you think that, that prosecutor is going to REALLY try to convict a police officer he may have to work with, for years?

Think about it! If the prosecutor ends up convicting the officer, then that prosecutor is going to be ostracized by the rest of that same police force and that prosecutor’s effectiveness, in that police community, is permanently and severely damaged.

Perhaps, the solution would be to automatically “bump” such cases up to a higher district, county, state, etc. prosecutor, in order to get a less prejudicial trial.

IMHO, this is the reason that we have so many police officers going unpunished for their deadly crimes against people of color. From a broader perspective, once it becomes common practice to not bring these murderers to justice, the universal deterrent effect to stop future killings — never really takes effect … and thus we continue to have demonstrations and football players kneeling.

HOW IGNORANT ARE THOSE WHO LOOK AT WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN. AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE I REALIZE THAT, WE HAD LITTLE INTHE WAY OF MONEY OR CONNECTIONS AND YET NEVER, IN MY MOTHERS HOUSEHOLD WAS THERE EVER A SINGLE WORD SPOKEN ABOUT A PERSON OF ANY DIFFERENT FROM US. WE GREW UP IN A MULTI RATIONAL , MULTI RELIGION…NEIGHBORHOOD. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE GOOD LESSONS WE LEARNED. WHAT I AM TRYING TO EXPRESS IS THE FACT THAT MAYBE WE COULD HAVE TALKED ABOUT THINGS AND BE MORE AWARE. BUT , WHY. WHEN WE ALL GOT ALONG AND HAD NO BAD FEELINGS ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE, UNLESS THEY WERE BULLIES(any color bully) THERE DIDN’T SEEM TO BE ANY NEED. ALL I KNOW IS THAT I SAW A MAN SLOWLY AND PURPOSELY MURDERED BEFORE OUR EYES. I CRIED AND, I WAS SHOCKED…LITTLE GOOD DID IT DO FOR THAT YOUNG MAN OR ANY YOUNG BLACK MAN. I AM A 72 YEAROLD WHITE WOMEN( guess it is necessary to disclose this)…I HAVE BEEN ALIVE AND IN SOCIETY FOR A LONG TIME AND, I HAVE , AT THIS POINT, SEEN TOO MUCH. I WAS BROUGHT UP BELIEVING THAT ONLY A PERSON WITH A GUN SHOOTING SOMEONE WAS

HOW NAIVE WAS I AS A YOUNG OERSON. YET, NOW I AM OLDER AND STILL I CANNOT ACCEPT THAT A POLICE OFFICER COULD DO SUCH A THING…I AM ANGRY AND I AM SO CONCERNED FOR PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY…
WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO SAY…HOW CAN WE MAKE THESE THINGS STOP. CAN’T WE LOOK INTO ONE ANOTHERS EYES AND SEE THE LOVE….THE THINGS , EMOTIONS ,
HEARTACHE AND DIFFICULTIES THAT WE SHARE. CAN WE BE SO AFRAID THAT WE CANNOT AFFRD THE COST OF STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.?II AM NOT AN OVERLY RELIGIOUS PERSON, YET I AM A BELIEVER IN ALL THINGS THAT GOD HAS CREATED…..PLEASE CAN WE TAKE THE CHANCE TO STAND UP FOR ONE ANOTHER.
I IMAGINE THAT, AT THE END OF THE EAY, WE ARE ALL TO BLAME, ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES WHEN OUR COUNTRY IS BEING LED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SEE OTHERS AS HUMAN BEINGS…WHO, BY THE WAY, DESERVE LIFE, LIBERTY AND, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

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