Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19
For over five minutes that are excruciating to watch, a white Minneapolis police officer presses his knee into the back of the neck of a handcuffed black man lying face down on the street, pleading that he can’t breathe and calling for his mother, until the man eventually dies.
It’s a video that has been seen around the world and is being used as the animating force behind the worst riots and looting this country has seen in decades. Hundreds of buildings and businesses in Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul have been damaged, pilfered, and burned, including the Minneapolis Police Station Third Precinct building, which Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey ordered police to abandon.
With the weekend upon us, the Twin Cities and suburbs—and cities around the nation—are bracing for more.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll examine several angles on what is taking place in Minneapolis, including how the “justice” being sought is far from the justice that God commends.
Short Take: What Has Happened in the Twin Cities Since George Floyd’s Death?
Short Take: What Does the Data Show About White Police Targeting Black Men?
Short Take: What Should Justice Look Like for Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin?
Short Take: The Greatest Injustice of All Time