‘He resisted’ does not justify

three men with guns and armor

holding down one man handcuffed

and pleading to breathe

Knee to the neck

choking off breath

While another stands guard



Minutes pass, life fades

Still the knee to the neck

There is no resistance

There is no fear for their lives

as they kneel on a dead man

No shame in their faces

No compassion no conscience

No excuses left

to justify this



Image courtesy of Pixabay