To the family’s fury, they called the police for help, only to find that the police came and killed Proud.The police also tried to hide the truth, saying all along that Proud had died of a drug overdose.
It was only in September, under pressure from lawyers, that the police department had to release the live footage.This law enforcement detail is almost identical to the “kneeling murder” of Floyd in May.
Public opinion, of course, was in an uproar, and for weeks large demonstrations broke out in many parts of New York.Seven officers have been suspended and the Rochester police chief fired.
The state also established a grand jury with much fanfare.
But the grand jury decided not to indict a policeman.
What kind of international joke is this?
No wonder Letty James, New York’s attorney-general, is a little incredulous.
She immediately said that the ruling, unlike the indictment she had sought, “the criminal justice system has shown that it is not willing to hold law enforcement officers accountable for the unwarranted killing of unarmed African Americans.”
For all to see, it was the police who killed the negroes;But the jury said it wasn’t the police’s fault.
What will be the result?
Either burst out in silence, or perish in silence.
Don’t forget America’s outrage after Freud was killed on his knees last year.
Demonstrations broke out in almost every city in the country, many of which turned violent. A large number of shops were smashed and looted, and the police station where Officer Floyd was killed on his knees was set ablaze.
The images of the flames became the best evidence of the worst national race riot in 30 years.
The social crisis led to a political crisis. Large crowds of protesters besieged the White House, and Trump, who has been advocating repression, hid in an underground bunker at one point, earning him the nickname “Old Bunker Boy”.The image of him stepping out of the White House in a mess has become a hallmark of his presidency.
Now, the Biden era.
But how is such a ruling likely to bring stability to Americans?
Even New York’s attorney-general is outraged, not to mention ordinary people.