I thought it was bad enough when in my own town of Spokane, we have an absolute fool running around, partying with friends and is COVID-19 positive. To this stupid and needless murder of a black man by a white cop, who should have known better but instead followed his darkest angels and now the result is the ordering of American troops brought to Minneapolis to restore order.
While it is true, you can’t fix stupid, you do have to try and fix the result; the butterfly effect, because now in light of those two people’s actions, thousands of lives and property damage are now affected by what happened this past week.
Mordecai L. Cochrane, who works at Philadelphia Pasta Plant, tested positive for the Corona virus and was ordered to stay home. Instead, he and some of his work buddies go out and party somewhere, potentially infecting hundreds more, then he gets busted for DUI, further exposing at least six more police officers for just doing their job.
Then if that isn’t enough, he gets released and Monday, goes out and parties some more with most likely the same group of friends and of course is busted a second time for DUI. This time he admits he’s tested positive and is purposefully ignoring orders to stay home and self-isolate. He claims he feels fine and it’s no big deal.
Derek Chauvin will be remembered as the person who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes until he lost consciousness. He was fired along with three other officers, and then Friday arrested and charged with third degree murder in Floyd’s death.
While all of this was going on, African Americans, angered by this latest example of alleged police brutality against another unarmed black man went on a rioting and looting rampage that triggered more riots and lootings elsewhere from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
Like I said earlier, you can’t fix stupid, but then you still have to deal with the consequences such actions take.