RIP Mr. Floyd
Americans witnessed a murder in Minneapolis. For several minutes, a policeman had his knee on the neck of a man which cut off his airways. Mr. Floyd told the officer he couldn’t breath, but that didn’t matter. Floyd was accused of a non-violent crime. He was in handcuffs. He was not resisting. There was no reason for the cop to press his knee into the man’s neck on hard pavement. The other policemen present did try to stop it. George Floyd died without due process or mercy.
Not everyone is cut out to be a policeman. It takes a person with a high tolerance for risk and excitement. It also requires knowledge of right and wrong. In this case, the cop was a sadist. He had to have been taught proper procedure at the police academy, but apparently they can’t teach human decency. They shouldn’t have to.
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