The Punishment: George Floyd died last week after a white cop refused to remove his knee from his neck keeping his airway blocked for nearly 9 minutes. This shocking incident was recorded by bystanders.
Allegedly he tried to pass a phony $20 bill before he died. No matter, those police officers could have handled this differently.
The head of the Minneapolis police union doesn’t care that a human life being taken away. Because he says George Floyd’s “violent criminal history” needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.”
Bob Kroll –police union told his members in a letter–“the violent criminal history of George Floyd is not airing in the media.
What kind of BS is this?
Really–what kind of thinking is this. A child lost her father over this unnecessary police tactic. So what the Union chief is saying George Floyd deserved to die! Why? His criminal history.
He wants the protesters to know Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier. Before that, he had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs.
The man paid the price for his crimes and should not be further demeaned in the media because of it.
What’s more important is that white cop had every opportunity take his knee off the man neck–especially when he kept REPEATING “I CAN’T BREATHE.”
“I’ve worked with the four defense attorneys that are representing each of our four terminated individuals under criminal investigation, in addition to our labor attorneys to fight for their jobs.
They were terminated without due process,” Kroll wrote.
“This terrorist movement that is currently occurring was a long time build up which dates back years,” Kroll said in his letter of the protests, adding that some of his city’s issues exist because Minneapolis leaders have been “minimizing the size of our police force and diverting funds to community activists with an anti-police agenda.read more here
My take on the statement above is:
The Police Union is full of corrupted members that want to use brutality as a means of defense against people committing crimes, no matter the nature of the offense.
Despite being caught on video–it seems as if they are going to continue brutalizing George Floyd by attempting to making what occurred justified.
Those cops deserved what they got–for not taking the appropriate actions in light of the situation. Floyd was down and handcuffed.
His death was a crime and the cops should be punished, just as Floyd was punished for his crimes.
Black Lives Matter
“Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.”
― Dr. Benjamin Spock
“We live in, arguably, the most developed, powerful country in the world, yet we are still unable to find a way to keep corrupt cops from killing black men. Why is that?”
― Carlos Wallace
“I know that it’s hard to believe that the people you look to for safety and security are the same people who are causing us so much harm. But I’m not lying and I’m not delusional. I am scared and I am hurting and we are dying. And I really, really need you to believe me.”
― Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race