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Snow in April, the Derek Chauvin verdict and Tulsa Creek Cleanup 2021
Is there some new “Fall Back” thing that I’m not aware of? As in, fall all the way back to February?? I woke up this morning to snow falling! And a freeze warning. And Saturday it’s supposed to be 70 degrees. I love all four seasons but not in the same week. It honestly put a smile on my face when I saw the snow. I love surprises. I knew we may see some snow, but I guess I forgot the moment I woke up and looked out the window. I didn’t exactly want to run out and make a snow angel, but it was cool to see.
This week I’ll be volunteering with the City of Tulsa and their “Tulsa Creek Cleanup 2021.” More on how you can join me at the end of this blog.
Last summer was a summer this county will never and should never forget. The murder of George Floyd occurred almost a year ago, May 25th, 2021, in Minneapolis, MN. You know the details, so I won’t go into that. We all watched it repeatedly. It spurred mass demonstrations around the world. And today we got the verdict. Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict to all three counts, and in less than 10 minutes, it was over.
Guilty of 2nd-degree manslaughter.
Guilty of 3rd-degree murder.
Guilty of 2nd-degree murder.
I took a video of it and posted it to my YouTube Channel. Then shared it on my Twitter feed. On Twitter, I posted a poll about an hour before the verdict was announced asking my followers what they thought would happen. Here are the results:
Verdict is in for the Derek Chauvin case. It will be announced approximately 4:30 EST. What do you think will be the verdict?
- Guilty on all charges: 37.5%
- Guilty on some charges: 56.3%
- Not Guilty: 6.3%
I felt the evidence was indisputable, so I was surprised to see 56% thought he would be acquitted on some of the three charges. But that’s why I love my social media followers, to give me their opinions. Please follow me @LynnHernandez to give me yours.
I am happy to be alive to see what I hope is the beginning of something good… reform.
Not only does it literally stink, but when I see someone throwing trash out the window or see trash on the ground lining our streets and highways, I think, “Ah man, THAT STINKS!” It’s also a $1,000 fine for littering in Oklahoma. And believe me, I’ve narced on cars that I witness violating the litter law. Get the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle if you can, location of the violation, day/time, and call it in!
The city of Tulsa has held the Tulsa Creek Cleanup for 27 years. You can sign up to help alone or get a group to tackle one of 20 locations around the area. So, grab some friends and do something good for our fair city. It’s great team-building with co-workers, inspiring and a wonderful life lesson for your children, and remember: Santa’s Always Watching!
Here is a video interview I did with Brian Lewis from the City of Tulsa at the location that I will be helping clean up on Saturday, Brook Hollow Creek at 31st & 120th. I live in East Tulsa, so I wanted a location near my neighborhood, but you have twenty places to choose from. Oh yes, and if you help you get a free t-shirt!
Here is the map of locations:
Here is a video with Gitzel Puente from the City of Tulsa (and formally KJRH TV)
Here is the signup form: