We are all aware that tensions are high right now, and people have very short fuses. It doesn’t take much to set somebody off. With everything that has happened, it's easy to see why. When you combine COVID-19 coronavirus, quarantine, businesses being closed, unemployment through the roof, George Floyd's murder, protests, riots, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter -- into a three-month time frame -- you can get incidents like this one.

 

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE. NOT SAFE FOR WORK AND CHILDREN




 

Here's the news story from KTTC News in Rochester, MN


A mother of one of the girl's posted it on Facebook after debating whether she should post the video. She has since given updates on the aftermath, along with some of her very personal and heartfelt thoughts. I recommend reading it.

Update: 6/16/20-At the request of Mr Paulson, the girls, myself and one of the other parents had a meeting tonight at...

Posted by Susie Paynter on Saturday, June 13, 2020

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When I see things like this, I wish we could all just be kinder to each other. Think before we say those hurtful things to others. Listen more and imagine being in their shoes. Try a little empathy.

I know there’s always going to be a small percentage of people that are still going to be a-holes. They don’t have any sense of empathy. Their neurons in their brain never connected like that.

But I believe most people, in most situations, are not mean, cruel and vicious. At least I want to think that. What is comforting is for every time I see a wicked action or a mean thing said to someone, I always hear about two or three positive things that people have done for others. And a lot of times they’re doing it for strangers. I think that’s why I still have faith in humanity, even with all this ugliness going on right now.