Racism in the United States: stream the killing and detention of journalists

Us Minneapolis — in the street war. The burned police headquarters, the guards from the angry mob from the roof of the besieged building were rescued by helicopter. This racial unrest. Racial in the sense that the occasion was a brutal murder right in front of the cameras of mobile phones.

the Victim was a young black man named George Floyd. He worked as a security guard, was known as a supporter of non-violence, but guilty of being a 20-dollar bill in his hands in the store when you check at the cash register turned out to be false. Such a lot goes in America. George Floyd was arrested. He didn’t resist. Anyway — the handcuffs.

Then a police officer named Derek Showin knocked George to the ground and pressed a knee on his neck. Within three minutes George begged to lift the knee, said that he could not breathe, asked not to kill him, but the veteran police Showin Derek pressed a knee harder. Meanwhile have gathered around the video stream in the Network.

it looks Like the COP broke George’s neck or strangled the victim. In any case, George was quiet. But Derek Showin for more than 4 minutes, holding his knee until, until the ambulance arrived. Saying that the detainee feels good, police handed over the victim to the doctors. Those already in the car began to do artificial respiration, but to no avail. At the hospital, said death.

I understand that if something like that happened in Russia, then the us would have imposed new sanctions, America would have already called an emergency UN security Council on the situation with human rights in Russia, and the European Union, too, something unpleasant again, we would. Because this is America, and there is a similar attitude to blacks is the accepted practice, no one in the world and flinched.

If in Russia a hundred thousand people died from the coronavirus as it is in America now, then we would have carried on all hummocks in the Western press. And now only regret that so few Russians were victims of the epidemic.

In America the presidential candidate Biden with glazing eyes can afford to dismiss the “film” scandal from the promises of Petro Poroshenko to give a billion for the dismissal of inconvenient Biden attorney General of Ukraine. And in America, trump calls the Governor of Minnesota “weak” due to the fact that he can not disperse the crowd hard enough with the help of the national guard. Add 30 million new unemployed and homeless sea, to complete the picture of life today in the United States. Normal? Look, and this America all the time trying to teach the planet how to live? On what basis?

And here’s another thing. There was Omar Jimenez is an American television journalist. Dear CNN reporter. Worked on the fire of Notre Dame in Paris, was covered by the mass shooting with multiple victims in Las Vegas, doing reports during hurricanes in Texas and Florida, which was nominated for the award “Emmy”. Just about the thousands of reports on CNN. And now an editorial assignment to cover the riots in Minneapolis. On a stand-up position reporter police arrest live. In spite of explanations and representations, Omar Jimenez in handcuffs. The entire crew arrested.

Attention, a question: if Omar Jimenez was white, what would happen is? The question is rhetorical. Everything happened in accordance with the adopted American culture.

Text: “News of the week”