by Gary S. Stein
Our state and nation have been devastated by the combined anguish caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the ruthless killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Both have disproportionately affected Black Americans. But there is a profound difference between these two events. The pandemic is the first of its kind in over 100 years. The murder of George Floyd is only the latest in a mind-numbing sequence of unjustified killings of Black men and women in the custody of white police officers.