I don't think you understand my comment. Of course "force" was justified. He was a suspect in a crime who had multiple felony convictions including weapons and assault. Since when don't police use force to arrest a potentially dangerous suspect?

But as I clearly said, it was a case of police brutality, which naturally means excessive force. For that reason alone, I understand the third degree murder charge. Upping it to second degree means they are turning it into a racial act.

Otherwise, my major point remains. There is a gigantic gray area about the death of George Floyd. Intentionally inflammatory articles like this one only make a tragic event even worse.

Scott S. Bateman is a journalist and publisher. He spent nearly 3 decades in management including 2 major media companies. https://www.PromiseMedia.com

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