George Floyd: Grief and anger and a cry for justice

We are watching the protests in Minneapolis and across the country and we are all in shock.  Again.  And yet again.

And as I say this, I know it seems right to be stunned and appalled.  We want to be shocked, but honestly, are we?

How can we be shocked at what is routine?  How can we pretend to be surprised at such callous cruelty by those charged with protecting and serving us when it has been an essential part of our American landscape since before our founding?