This past weekend was another violent one in the country’s third largest city, Chicago, with 24 shooting incidents & 33 shooting victims — including two juveniles since 6:00 p.m. Friday, including a 9-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy. In total (in just ONE weekend), nine people were killed. Most are BLACK LIVES!

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed on Feb. 23 when 64-year-old Gregory McMichael spotted Arbery jogging and called 911 to report a “black man running down the street” and said he suspected the man was involved in recent burglaries. McMichael called his son, Travis. The pair armed themselves, and then tracked Arbery down on the road.

The case of a Black man in Georgia who was fatally shot in February after being pursued by two armed white men is gaining widespread attention among lawmakers, particularly after a graphic video of the incident was released this week.

A man in Alabama has been put to death for the murder of three police officers despite a campaign to save him .

Nathaniel Woods, 43, was convicted of masterminding an ambush against the officers as they tried to arrest him on drugs charges in 2004.

Here’s what the basis should be: punishment must be proportional to the offense (Exodus 21:23-25). In this case, the extreme sanction of death should be considered only in the most serious offenses. nit should be rare and the last possible option, never the first.