The Beachcomber

What Happened Was Wrong. Why Can’t People Accept That?

America has been built on protests, and these confrontations have given Americans eight hour work days, freedom from slavery, women’s rights and many other things that we wouldn’t have if the generations before us were just complicit.

Carrington Peavy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

Nine minutes. 540 seconds. 540,000 milliseconds. Since May 25, the whole world has watched Derek Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unresponsive and no longer the “threat” that police perceived him to be.  We watched...