Here's something that maybe you can help me out on. George Floyd died as a result of police brutality, there's no denying it. Four policemen against one guy, so there was no need for the way things went down (as they say in the States). There seems to be contradictory claims as to whether some kind of drugs he'd taken before his arrest contributed to his death or not, but, either way, that doesn't excuse what was clearly unnecessary force in subduing him. And the question has to be asked - was there even any need to subdue him? So it unequivocally shouldn't have happened and the way that the policeman/men dealt with the situation was clearly excessive.
However, I feel bound to ask why it's been labelled as an instance of racism. Did the now convicted policeman ever state that he disliked black people? Was the colour of George Floyd's skin even an issue? Has that been proven beyond a reasonable doubt? Or was it simply a case of power-mad cops revelling in and abusing their position in the way they dealt with an American citizen regardless of his colour? Had George been white and the policeman black, would colour have even been an issue in the case?
What's your view, fellow Crivvies? If you wish to contribute to the topic, you know where the comments section is.