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Crime Police Join Protesters in Marches Across the Country: ‘Good Cops Are Sick to Their Stomachs'

02:35  02 june  2020
02:35  02 june  2020 Source:   people.com

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Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad called the man a ' protester ' but witnesses disagreed. Protests have erupted up and down the country after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on unarmed Using a fire extinguisher and their bodies, a group of protesters in New York stopped looters from

Over the weekend, major protests erupted across the country in reaction to the murder of George Some police officers — and even a police chief — joined the protestors in solidarity, signaling that “Don’t think for a second that [Derek Chauvin] represents who these cops are from around this county

As police and protesters clashed over the weekend regarding the killing of George Floyd, some members of law enforcement did the unexpected: They joined marches to decry police brutality.

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On Saturday, Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki joined protesters in Camden, New Jersey, as they marched for Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, 44, kneeled on Floyd's neck while restraining him. It was caught on video by a 17-year-old girl who was walking by.

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Across the United States, some police officers join protesters in solidarity as demonstrations continue following the death of George Floyd, an African Camden County Metro police chief Joe Wysocki raises a fist while marching with Camden residents to protest the death of George Floyd.

Police officers in New York, California, Louisville, and Michigan joined protesters by kneeling or marching 'That cop over there hugs people. So you tell us what you need to do.' A protester in the crowd A protester raises their first near a fire outside the White House as protests engulfed the

“Watching Floyd’s murder unfold on video, every cop in the country is sick to their stomach,” Wysocki, 49, who held a banner that read, “Standing in Solidarity,” tells PEOPLE.

“Good cops are hurt by what they saw,” he says. “So I thought it was important to walk with the protesters.”

In the video, Chauvin kneels on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes with his hand casually in his pocket as bystanders urge him to get up.

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Protests in the U.S., Canada and Europe broke out after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin As national unrest over police brutality ravages cities across the United States, some officers are joining protesters in solidarity.

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Visibly distressed, Floyd repeatedly asks for help, saying, “I can’t breathe."

“Momma!” he called out before he died. “I’m through!”

Shortly after, Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. He is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He has not yet entered a plea.

As the police chief of a city notorious for its decades-long high crime rate, Wysocki said, "My whole goal was to bring down the tension."

The same thing happened in Flint Township, Michigan, on Sunday, when protesters marched to the Flint Township Police Department Headquarters and found themselves faced with police in riot gear.

With tensions riding high there, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson stepped in and diffused the situation by saying, “We want to be with y’all, for real."

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He shocked onlookers when he said he was putting down his helmet and said the officers there were laying down their batons.

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“I want to make this a parade, not a protest!” he told the crowd, CNN reports.

When they started chanting, “Walk with us!” that’s exactly what he did.

“Come on!” he yelled.

As they walked together, amid cries of “George Floyd!” protesters talked to the sheriff about how they felt when black men are the targets of police brutality.

He listened.

Later that night, Swanson declared the march a success. “Not one ounce of damage, nobody’s arrested, nobody got hurt. This is the way it’s supposed to be.”

Over the weekend, officers from Queens, New York, Coral Gables, Florida, and Ferguson, Missouri, as well as other places kneeled with demonstrators during rallies and protests.

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A police sheriff has put down his helmet and baton to join a crowd of protesters marching against “Don’t think for a second he represents who these cops are from all over the county and around this Mr Floyd’s death sparked protests and riots across the United States, while Chauvin was charged

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In Santa Cruz, Police Chief Andy Mills knelt down “in memory of George Floyd” and to bring “attention to police violence against Black people,” the department tweeted.

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In Dallas, Police Chief U. Renee Hall caught people’s attention on Twitter when she was seen on a video Friday night talking calmly to protesters.

“You got the sidewalks, the streets," she said. “We are blocking the streets so no car will hit you. But don’t hit my officers. Don’t do that. You can walk all night long and we going to be out here. But don’t hit my people.”

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Treating the protesters with honesty and empathy is key, she tells PEOPLE. "They know I respect them,” says Hall. “They know that I honor their case and support what they are doing and at that moment they heard me.”

Going forward, she says, "We have to acknowledge the fact that there has been a divide and oppression in the black and brown community by law enforcement for many many years.

"We have to work alongside our community to put policies and practices in place to ensure that these things don’t happen again.”

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When National Guardsmen knelt before Keke Palmer and a crowd of protesters earlier this month, the actress said that “ain’t enough for me.” And in a new op-ed published Tuesday, she made it clear why. Palmer, like many celebrities, had joined a protest demanding justice for George Floyd and other unarmed black Americans killed by police. At one point during the demonstration, she urged the National Guard to march with the group. Instead, they knelt before her one by one. But as critics have pointed out, such displays largely function as positive publicity for police without serving the cause; in fact, if anything, they impede it.

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