If you're going to make outrageous statements like this at least do some research first. A quick google search will show you that two of the officers are clearly caucasion, one seems to have relations tied to south-east Asia, and the other I cannot identify (but clearly not black). I'll remind you this is a Black Lives Matter protest, not a Hispanic or Asian Lives Matter protest.pokerman wrote:It wasn't 4 white officers that held down George Floyd, apparently they were white, black, hispanic and asian, obviously the white officer was the chief instigator, Floyd's breathing was also impaired by the officer leaning on his back, but again loose reporting to give a different overview and I have to wonder why?Option or Prime wrote:The fundamental duty of any police officer is to save life.
I really can not see any justification in the officers actions related to resistance to arrest, neither would a court. If police can't arrest a man without killing them they are incompetent and shouldn't be in the profession. The problem for me is that I doubt if there will be a conviction and I further doubt there will be any time spent in prison for it.
However, imagine 4 black officers holding down a white man! This is why there is such a furore about this, I don't expect it to die down quickly.
You can guarantee that if these officers charges are dropped or there is an acquittal more violent protests will result. That is wrong but until the police are reigned in and start showing respect for ALL life it will continue. I just don't see Donald Trump making police forces in the US accountable.
On the UK news I've just seen multiple incidents of US police pushing over individuals, dragging passive protestors way and deliberately driving at groups of people.
If I were a US citizen I would be ashamed.
It was three non-black officers that held them down, with one officer standing there clearly not caring for the fact that George Floyd had lost consciousness.
This is clearly a systemic issue, reinforced by the fact that all 57 Buffalo officers resigned from their duties in support of the officer who pushed a 75 year old man and left him in critical condition.
I would refrain from commenting further on this issue if I were you, before you accidentally say something offensive.