Here are the perfect examples that show how cops react to real threats from those they treat as human beings.
The white gun owner legitimately threatened these cops, and he lived!
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Whenever we discussed the murder of people of color (POC) by cops, we are told that they would not occur if they complied. Complying does not work for people of color. They still get shot and murdered.
And as shown in this clip and others, whether white people comply or not, they live. Philando Castile complied. The officer shot him dead. George Floyd, a claustrophobic, begged for mercy. Officer Chauvin murdered him; Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old young man panic as he tried to drive off. Officer Kim Potter murdered him, shot him dead.
There are reasons why people talk about defunding the police. It is not about having no police. It is about defunding what murders us. It is about some Americans funding what harms them, what murders them, what deprives them of their liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Ironically, none of this is new. What is true is that it is now on video. The ubiquity of these tragic events makes it impossible to ignore them. So while it is said that the revolution will not be televised, the videos of the constant assault on the bodies and lives of POCs may change that moniker.
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