Police Officers Unite With Peaceful Protesters In Opposing Racism And The Death Of George Floyd

Written by K. Walker on June 1, 2020

In the midst of the anger, frustration, and chaos, there are heartwarming moments where peaceful protesters and law enforcement officers unite in the brotherhood of man.

Clearly, not all police officers are racist a-holes, despite the “All cops are bastards” (ACAB) spraypainted on cop cars and buildings in major cities all over the United States.

Sheriff Chris Swanson of Genesee County gave one helluva lesson on how to ensure a protest stays peaceful.

He spoke from the heart about what he and so many other cops are feeling–this was not a just police action and the actions of one Minneapolis cop doesn’t represent police in general. Sheriff Swanson said that he wanted a parade, not a protest. He asked, “You tell me what you need” the crowd chanted, “Walk with us!”

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Here’s what happened.

That’s a beautiful thing, right there.

It wasn’t just Flint, Michigan, though.

Here’s another heartwarming moment in Miami.

And San Diego.

Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky.

New Jersey.

This incredible moment in Pittsburgh.

That guy needs some sort of award for what he did.

So does this guy walking into a situation that was getting tense and treating both sides with dignity and humanity.

This should be who we are.

This is who we need to be.

Every single one of us.

These are the moments that capture the real America in 2020.

This is the America of freedom and equality for all, no matter what color your skin is.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll