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The longer the George Floyd protests drag out — it’s been twelve days and running — the more ridiculous the exercise becomes.
With young people seemingly protesting for the sake of protesting, an example of how foolish things are getting was seen from a police chief in Massachusetts, who decided to play along with the crowd’s demand for subjugation.
The initial demand was for justice for Floyd — just before the black man died, a white Minneapolis police officer was captured on video pinning him to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Since the incident first exploded on the American scene, the four officers involved in the incident have been fired and face serious legal charges. Derek Chauvin, the fired cop with his knee on Floyd’s neck has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Aside from calls for justice, another demand of late is to defund police departments, a move that will hurt low-income minority communities most. Emasculating police is a clear goal for left-wing radicals, who have hijacked the Floyd protests for political gain.
And that’s where Webster Police Chief Michael Shaw comes into play.
With the liberal media having succeeded in establishing as fact that race-based police brutality is rampant in America, even though recent statistics fail to support the claim, protesters are expecting law enforcement to prostrate themselves before the black community as a means of atonement.
Shaw was happy to oblige, laying face down before protesters with his hands behind his back — the left called it “an incredible powerful moment.”
— Ashley Green (@agreenphotog) June 6, 2020
The reaction to the police chief was swift, as seen from nationally syndicated radio talk show host John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer who reminded Shaw that many in the crowd may “want to kill him.”
Cardillo tweeted: “Chief Michael Shaw of the Webster, MA PD disgraced himself by surrendering to those who want to kill him and laying face down on the filthy sidewalk as they demanded.”
Chief Michael Shaw of the Webster, MA PD disgraced himself by surrendering to those who want to kill him and laying face down on the filthy sidewalk as they demanded. https://t.co/BOLvYzCQrq
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 7, 2020
Needless to say, social media users were not impressed with the police chief’s display of weakness. Here’s a sampling of the responses to the story from Twitter:
— Laurie (@WaltsPrincesss) June 7, 2020
Such a tactically sound position to be in.
— Sal LaBarbera (@Sal_LaBarbera) June 7, 2020
Unless this is at the feet of Jesus…this is nothing more than an embarrassment…
— Savysomeone (@savysomeone) June 7, 2020
I’m sickened by all of this! Stand with them, never bow to them. Worse than kneeling, he lays with his arms behind his back. Complete submission.
— Lori Malek (@MalekLigum) June 7, 2020
And as soon as he stands up, they will flip him off, call him a murderer and laugh in his face
— ArmyVet17 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@jtb22297) June 7, 2020
This is unacceptable behavior. If you have been broken this bad by the insanity of the left then turn in your badge and join them. On your feet. There’s a difference between subjugation and solidarity.
— Ziggyzoo (@Ziggyzoo00) June 7, 2020
That cop should resign today.
— jojo (@ginger_consult2) June 7, 2020
I don’t know how he can look in the mirror after this. How humiliating
— VM (@huck68finn) June 7, 2020
What a disgrace. It makes me cringe to look at this photo.
— PurpleForCourage (@purple4courage) June 7, 2020
He disgraced and demeaned his department and all of his officers. Nothing powerful about this. Just plain weakness.
— Anthony Adama (@adama_anthony) June 7, 2020
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