The video of police abusing/killing George Floyd is heart-wrenching. The police perpetrators are being prosecuted and should spend the rest of their lives behind bars. CNN spokesmen say “systemic racism” caused Floyd’s death.
That charge is simply an attempt to shift the blame away from the people truly responsible for Floyd’s death: the police perpetrators, their police chief, and the Minneapolis Mayor.
The policies, attitudes, decisions of, and training provided by the Minneapolis Police Department, controlled by its Democrat Mayor, enabled this killing. Why was an officer with 18 previous charges of abuse still employed? Does the Minneapolis police department condone the abuse of citizens? Were these four policemen trained? Where were their supervisors?
Each community has the responsibility to elect officials who oversee the police’s implementation of the desired policies, culture, decisions, and training.
At the next election, Minneapolis voters will have the opportunity to approve or disapprove of the political officials responsible to ensure that the police department protect and properly treat the people of Minneapolis; they failed to protect George Floyd.
The evil that happened to George Floyd is being used to excuse the equally evil mobs in cities across our country. The mob has attacked police with rocks, bricks, guns, knives, and other weapons. Rioters have viciously attacked innocent people and killed several. Looters and arsonists destroyed thousands of businesses, including many minority-owned; many businesses won’t recover. The jobs the businesses provided, the goods and support they provided to the local neighborhood, and the investment they represent were destroyed. Most residents of these destroyed neighborhoods will, in some way, suffer.
Everyone supports peaceful protests; but the rioting, destruction of property, looting, arson, beatings, and killings are not acceptable. President Trump begged Mayors and Governors to protect residents and peaceful protestors by restoring law and order; most Democrat politicians have rejected his pleas.
While some pay lip-service to condemning the violence, most prominent Democrat politicians excuse the violence and refuse to join Republicans in demanding the swift restoration of law and order to protect the law-abiding people and the neighborhood.
Not content with enabling and excusing the mobs that destroyed thousands of people’s neighborhoods, jobs, property, dreams, and sometimes people’s lives, now some Democrat politicians agree with the mob’s demands to cut police funding. Do you think these cuts will reduce protection for the neighborhoods of the rich, the celebrities, and the politicians? These cuts certainly won’t make poor and middle-income neighborhoods safer.
Hopefully, in the next election, voters will remember that Democrat politicians sided with the rioters, looters, arsonists, and killers rather than with the law-abiding people.