DNT- Miami: As American cities go up in flames with Americans of all race joined together to protest the murder of George Floyd, police departments have been confronted with how best to deal with protesters. Some departments have elected to meet force with force and the result have been less than desirable.
But the police department did the unexpected.
As our correspondent Julio Manning reported, police officers met the charging protesters with the symbolic kneel that was first introduced by NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. With all police officers kneeling, the diffused crowd was seen embracing police officers in what became an emotional scene that could become a turning point in this national crisis.
One officer tearfully remarked “the notion that this is an us-versus-them engagement needs to be done away with because this country belongs to all of us. At some point we put down our uniform and become civilians too.” The crowd began to cry and joined the police in a series of prayers of forgiveness.