This whole thing with the cops is so exhausting.
You want to support the cops against the blacks, naturally.
But the cops now treat us all like blacks.
A grand jury has declined to indict two Buffalo police officers who were facing felony assault charges for shoving a 75-year-old protester who landed hard on the ground and seriously injured his head, prosecutors said on Thursday.
The episode outside Buffalo City Hall last June was captured on video and widely shared on social media, fueling outrage during a summer of unrest over police violence. The fury only intensified after the Police Department initially claimed that the protester, Martin Gugino, “tripped and fell,” a description at direct odds with the video.
In the video, taken by the local radio station WBFO, Officers Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe push Mr. Gugino, causing him to stagger backward and land hard on the sidewalk, prosecutors said. Blood was seen immediately pooling behind his head.
Mr. Gugino, a longtime peace activist, had been attending a protest stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. He was hospitalized and treated for a head injury, loss of consciousness and bleeding from the right ear, prosecutors said.
The video joined a growing body of images that showed officers responding to protests against police violence with more police violence.
The Erie County district attorney, John J. Flynn, charged the officers with assault last June, saying they had “crossed the line” and “violated the law.” Under New York law, a person who attacks someone 65 or older and is more than 10 years younger than the victim can be charged with felony assault, Mr. Flynn said.
The old man was a shitlib and so on, but just refresh your memory by watching the video:
After two cops were suspended in Buffalo, the entire active emergency response team has resigned in solidarity with the two suspended officers.
57 members believe that pushing this 75 year old man to the ground is acceptable.
And there in lies the problem.
— TheSadTruth💙 (@ReportsDaNews) June 6, 2020
I mean, surely putting a 75-year-old man in the hospital like this, potentially giving him brain damage – potentially killing him – is not the kind of behavior we want to see from our “peace officers.”
But, apparently that is the kind of behavior that the government wants to see from our peace officers, which is why they are not charging this officer.
Instead they’re charging Derek Chauvin, who literally did nothing wrong.
It’s just so bizarre to have a police state where the media is also saying the cops are evil, but they’re only evil if they arrest blacks. Otherwise, they’re heroes.
Is this the kind of society we want to live in?
Is it even the kind of society the cops themselves want to live in? Where they are incentivized to hurt old white people, and punished for arresting black criminals?