Is this meant as a sign of respect to George Floyd or as a protest, if its a protest then what exactly is it a protest about seeing as the police officer has already been charged with murder? I sometimes feel the virtue signallers lose sight of their original argument, much like the "peaceful" protesters in America.
What happened to George Floyd was absolutely tragic and the police officer has rightly been charged with murder, but from what I have read it seems to be a case of police brutality more than racism. I simply do not believe that the US police forces are institutionally racist. That doesn't mean there aren't some very bad apples, unfortunately you'll find that in all countries, but the facts simply don't back up the racist angle. There are for example far more whites killed by police in the US than blacks, even per capita I think, and of course there are 10's of thousands of BAME police officers on the force.
I think the only conclusion is that the US is a very violent country and what needs to be addressed is police brutality and methods rather than perceived institutional racism.
I was reading your diatribe and I thought to myself this could only come from you. Scrolled up and there was my confirmation.
Every statistic you can think of backs up the idea that the police in the USA and here in the UK is institutionally racist.
In 2019 data of all police killings in the US compiled by Mapping Police Violence, black Americans were nearly three times more likely to die from police than white Americans. Other statistics showed that black Americans were nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to be unarmed before their death.
Most states’ police forces killed black people at a higher rate per capita than white people, with Illinois, New York and Washington D.C. carrying some of the largest discrepancies by state. D.C., with a black population of nearly 50 percent, had 88 percent of all police killings be against black Americans. That's a discrepancy of over 38 percentage points
Saying the facts don't back up the racist angle then making up a fact that you only think is right, but is actually completely wrong isn't good enough for this discussion. Your facts are wrong and as such your opinion which you hold based on your fake facts is worthless.