NHLTIM wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:45 am
The George Floyd thing is terrible and there is no doubt that cop is going to be sentenced to prison. I wouldn’t be shocked if one of his friends slips him a Cyanide pill before it even goes to trial. Protest all you want but don’t loot and riot.
What bugs me the most is that 77 year old black cop shot and killed and it’s live streamed yet BLM and Liberal media are even talking about it. How can BLM be thing when it only works one way?
I think you hit on the same things that have me just a little irked about this. I feel like the narrative has shifted and is now not actually addressing the issue of police brutality. Police brutality happens across the board. This cop should and will be held accountable for his actions. But, the narrative has now shifted to "systematic racism." (And let's be honest... the only racism that seems to exist in a lot of people's eyes is white on black.)
Is this really a racist act? Or is it a dick head cop that overstepped his power and killed a guy? I actually think that turning this into a nation-wide systematic racism issue is harming the cause. The real issue here is police brutality across the board and what can be done to stop this from happening time and time again.
Being a policeman is a tough tough job. I would never want it. Many or most of them do it for the right reasons and are much more brave than I. But, there are 7.59 billion people in this world, and unfortunately a fraction of them are complete dicks, including some cops. When a dick takes a position of power like a policeman, it's a bad combo, especially if there is already a culture of toeing the line on brutality already in place.