Are The Riots Just Racists Hooliganism?
Just like many of you I have seen a video on the death of a young man named George Floyd at the hands/knee of a Police Officer in Minneapolis Minnesota and as a citizen I am not pleased with what I have watched. My youngest Son is the same age as Mr. Floyd was and yes even though I am a white guy I have worked with my Son on how to act if a Police Office approaches him. Any time that anyone is in the presence of any Police Officer that Officer can if they so chose too can ruin your day, your life, or even end your life. With this said, always be decent and always be friendly. Also, DO NOT say anything hate full or just plain stupid and ALWAYS cooperate, politely. This is just the intelligent thing to do when you are with someone who can totally alter or end your whole life. Some Police Officers all around the world are nothing but crooked thieves and murderers, in some cases the Police ARE the main problem in a town or region. Thus said, why would you want to take a chance with an Officer when they walk up too you? Why say too yourself “self” I think I am going to act like an asshole just to see what kind of a reaction I can get from this Cop? I do honestly believe that most police around the Nation are at least decent folks but just like in every job there are people who are total pricks wearing uniforms. When you bring race into the equation, in some cases there are racists Cops just like in any profession and their ignorance and hatred shines brightly when shown too us on a video. Police Departments all around the Globe must police themselves and start purging their bad apples. Until Police Departments Nation wide do this there will never be fluid relations with the communities in which they choose to go to work within each day.
I have a question for you, in your opinion what has rioting and mass vandalism of stores, cars and homes got to do with this Cop killing this Man? Should I get a group of out of town/state people to gather (many being arrested are said to be from out of state) and raid our local Police Station because of this act in Minnesota? Okay, if you or I want to we should have the right to PEACEFULLY march, yell and wave signs in the air. But, what you and I DO NOT have is any right to attack anyone or any ones property. Tell me please, what has the death of Mr Floyd got to do with me and my buddies breaking into Target, Best-Buy a Jewelry Shop or a Pawn-Shop? Even if the death of Mr. Floyd had everything to do with racism what does me breaking into and trashing a Target Store have to do with race? My belief is nothing, it has nothing to do with it at all. What it really looks like is there are a bunch of young black folks who have come into these cities just for the purpose of raising hell and being thieves and vandals. When we protest with violence against non-primary targets we show the whole World that we have no morals or credibility.