In a display of public unity with BLM police officers around our country took a knee to declare their woke allegiance with the protesting mobs.
Similar gestures of police officers kneeling, hugging, and marching with protesters around the country have been shared widely on the internet. In many instances, the protesters have been the ones who asked the officers to kneel with them and the gesture has elicited cheers.
Some did take a knee others refused.
But if you thought that was a bit strange think again.
According to the Webster Telegram, Chief Shaw joined a crowd of several hundred demonstrators “in laying on the ground for 8 minutes while screams of ‘mama’ and ’I can’t breathe,’ the last words of George Floyd,” were yelled out.
The crowd in Webster continued for 8 minutes pic.twitter.com/B0Hla6lqQr
— Ashley Green (@agreenphotog) June 6, 2020
Police Chief Michael Shaw of the Webster, Massachusetts, police department lay face-down on the ground at the urging of a “Black Lives Matter” protest on Saturday — and the entire incident was filmed.
Michael Shaw is seen telling a group of demonstrators that he fully supports their right to peaceful assembly and that their message against police brutality and racism has been heard “loud and clear.” While other law enforcement officials have made similar statements, he went one step further by lying face down in front of a sign reading “I can’t breathe.” Many in the crowd joined him as they shouted, “Thank you, chief!”
The Webster Police Department reported on its Facebook page that the protest was held without incident, “with the exception of a motorcyclist failing to stop for an officer and almost hitting him.”
The trend of “taking a knee” to show support for the anti-racist protests has divided Americans. Some have praised the gesture as a genuine show of compassion, while others have warned that it’s a sign of empty virtue-signaling and submission.
This is not my America!
This compliance. Doesn’t fix or solve anything.
If as much time was spent rebuilding our war-torn looking cities, Together the process of moving forward would commence, unless of course, the new vision of America is Ghetto!
Why would anyone want to be a police today? Never have I seen such humiliation and disrespect for doing any job.
This policeman is a disgrace!
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