By now, we have all seen the video of the murder of George Floyd by disgraced, dirty cop Derek Chauvin on a Minnesota street. To say Americans are outraged is an understatement. Disgusted, or revulsed, would be a better choice of words.
The mission of police is to protect and serve the people. And, in all but very rare instances, that is what they do. Yet, one dirty cop, Derek Chauvin, took it upon himself to be judge, jury, and executioner. Chauvin had been in law enforcement for nearly two decades and had accumulated at least 18 complaints of police brutality and/or misconduct. He was a ticking time bomb, He knew that his actions would result in serious injury or death, but that did not deter him, Chauvin should be charged with first degree murder and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Why did his supervisors allow him to besmirch the police uniform all these years with no consequences? The murder of an unarmed and handcuffed George Floyd was not about racism, as the biased mass media and unscrupulous politicians would have us believe. Instead, it was about ABUSE OF AUTHORITY and LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY. Derek Chauvin did what he did because he knew (or thought) he would get away with it!
But the actions of one dirty cop—as well as those of his three fellow officers who stood by and said and did nothing—do not justify or excuse mob rioting, Yes, peaceful protest is a constitutional right. And when tyrannical elected officials like Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer or California Governor Gavin Newsom or Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issue unconstitutional and illegal lockdown manifestos, we, the people, have an absolute right to peacefully protest. But not to loot or throw projectiles or burn down buildings.
Have you seen the “protestors” in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd? Did you notice that very few were BLACK? They were pedominantly WHITE! They were ANTIFA-type thugs who did not give a damn about George Floyd. They used the murder of George Floyd as an excuse to carry out their real objective—to burn down and destroy America. Perhaps these ANTIFA-type thugs were restless because they weren’t considered “essential” workers during the lockdown, Or maybe they hadn’t been paid by George Soros lately!
The Honorable Eddie Rose
Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman
“A Voice—Not An Echo”