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I can't say most cops are trying to do the right thing, but I think it's a huge number of cops who are trying to do the right thing.  The ones I know are just heartbroken that this happened.  And are every single time it happens.  Not just for the life lost, but for the additional fear there is in the community when these murders happen, regardless of where they happen.   And all the work they've done to build good community relations is just blown to hell.  And I know a lot of black cops.  Where are they left in all this?   It's a disaster.   I do hope more police show their solidarity in a way people can understand. 

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Another example: Erika Shields, Atlanta police chief, walked into a crowd of protesters and listened.

 

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A football player put his knee on the astroturf protesting police brutality and the president wanted to shoot the messenger by dismissing the message and vilifying the whole NFL for disrespect.  A cop put his knee on a black man's neck and the president still wants to shoot the messenger.  Some people are trying to listen in spite of the president and his "ominous guns".

 

I don't agree with burning cities and destroying people's personal property and livelihoods.  That's why when it comes to placing a knee, I'll support the football player with his knee on the ground before I ever will the cop with his knee on a man's neck.  

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@sunluvngal wrote:

This is AWESOME!  We need more of this...

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/31/us/flint-michigan-protest-police-trnd/index.html

 

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson spoke with demonstrators who were met by police officers in riot gear, local affiliate WEYI reported.
 
"The only reason we're here is to make sure that you got a voice -- that's it," Swanson said in video clips shown on Twitter.
 
"These cops love you -- that cop over there hugs people," he said, pointing to an officer.
 
He was speaking to the crowd protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
 
He smiled and high-fived people in the crowd, who responded by chanting, "walk with us!"
 
So, he did.
 
"Let's go, let's go," Swanson said as he and the cheering crowd proceeded. "Where do you want to walk? We'll walk all night."
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This was done in Camden NJ by their police as well.  Both places are mainly against Trump. Yes we need more of that, but to get more of that you have to remove the cancer causing the main problem. Trump.   Trump and Hitler the same.

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It appears that more police officers are finally understanding that they can be more effective with a kind word than with a club. I hope that this can spread and continue.

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Great story.

 

Now we need to get Trump to "put down" his golf clubs and "listen to protesters".

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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This is AWESOME!  We need more of this...

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/31/us/flint-michigan-protest-police-trnd/index.html

 

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson spoke with demonstrators who were met by police officers in riot gear, local affiliate WEYI reported.
 
"The only reason we're here is to make sure that you got a voice -- that's it," Swanson said in video clips shown on Twitter.
 
"These cops love you -- that cop over there hugs people," he said, pointing to an officer.
 
He was speaking to the crowd protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
 
He smiled and high-fived people in the crowd, who responded by chanting, "walk with us!"
 
So, he did.
 
"Let's go, let's go," Swanson said as he and the cheering crowd proceeded. "Where do you want to walk? We'll walk all night."
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