Where is it? wrote:
It's systemic bro wrote:
George Floyd's death (which most people agree should have been avoided regardless of race) it shines a light on the bigger issues and becomes a rallying point.
But even Floyd's death is looking to less and less attributable to police action as the evidence comes out. He was resisting arrest, cop used an approved restraint, Floyd complained he couldn't breathe well before being restrained, had no indication of asphyxiation as a cause of death, had an OD-level of fentanyl in his system, and serious heart problems, and the cops had called an ambulance for him.
None of that, to me, adds up to "murdered by police."
If this had happened to my junky brother (which is very possible, knowing him), I wouldn't blame the cops at all.
Is it approved to continue to kneel on the individual's neck for several minutes after that approved restraint renders them unconscious? Because if it is (I haven't seen as much), it shouldn't be. That would be an example of reform being needed.