FlatearthZorro wrote:Love you guys, always have, always will, but the US is getting weirder and weirder to me. I do understand that Floyd was literally killed, but wasn't he a convicted felon, I'm not too informed on the subject, and I'm not saying that he deserved it, every LIFE out here matters, regardless of your skin color, education, or social status. What I'm getting at is that from what I read here and there, he's being portrayed as a hero. Also, I wrote it 10 times, I spent 4 months in the US, 9-10 years ago, I'm white, eastern European. When I saw police, the exact words I used were: "Yes, sir.", "No, sir", "thank you, sir". I was completely aware that in the US if you do value your life, you shouldn't mess with the police AT ALL.
Floyd (allegedly) used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy some cigarettes. For that he was hounded by police who threw him to the ground and squeezed the life out of him, while he begged them to let him breathe. In fact witnesses say that Floyd was being calm and cooperative and did say things like "thank you" to the police, and there is no evidence of a violent struggle on video, but the police decided to kill him anyway, and then lie about why they did it later.
I think maybe you should have done more research before weighing in on this subject. The level of violence was so disproportionate and the amount of evidence so overwhelming that even normally pro-police conservatives like Trump who make the same types of arguments you're making now to justify every single other case involving police officers killing a black man pretty much universally agree that Floyd was unjustly murdered, and that it wasn't his fault he died. That's a level of consensus on a usually hot button issue that should make you think twice about even making the argument in the first place.