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Editorial: American carnage

 

June 4, 2020

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

A protestor leads a chant with a megaphone near a police car during the march on Grand Avenue in Spencer on June 4.

If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to live through the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, Great Depression and civil unrest of the 1960s all at once, 2020 is just the year for you.

The last week has been heartbreaking. Millions of Americans have taken to the streets in protest following the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis on Memorial Day at the hands of police. Multiple videos of the situation were circulated by news outlets and on social media platforms, leading to a groundswell of rage across the country. With a cop's knee on the back of his neck, Floyd begs for his...



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