Exposed: Police Double Standards Under Scrutiny As The Trial For The Killing Of George Floyd Begins

Exposed: Police Double Standards Under Scrutiny As The Trial For The Killing Of George Floyd Begins 1


While George Floyd was choked to death over 8 minutes and 46 seconds by police officers, the historic insurrection by Trump supporters on Capitol Hill was met with police leniency, a documented contrast to police treatment of other protesters — both in Washington and around the nation. In this report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber documents double standards in policing, with new reporting on how Black Lives Matters protesters were arrested at far higher rates than the people trespassing at the Capitol, despite many of those protests being peaceful, and contrasting other aspects of policing and escalation. Melber questions if America will do anything about this double standard. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 03/29/2021.
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Exposed: Police Double Standards Under Scrutiny As The Trial For The Killing Of George Floyd Begins

57 Comments on "Exposed: Police Double Standards Under Scrutiny As The Trial For The Killing Of George Floyd Begins"


    • Exactly, whilst the US of A continues to worship the “Constitutional right to carry firearms” it will never change and even get worse year after year.

    • manyy people have said | March 29, 2021 at 6:05 PM | Reply

      It should be is this America the police departments all over america they want to prove their worth no matter how stupid they have to be all that ari said about law is true except those in charge have their own opinion

    • Claude Williams | March 29, 2021 at 7:33 PM | Reply


  2. This is what fox crap news refuses to acknowledge!

    • aztekwarrior23 | March 29, 2021 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      Exactly! They refuse to acknowledge so they don’t offend the racist biased fanbase. The day faux news acknowledges the obvious double standards in this country their views/money will plummet, and that’s a big no no to these greedy racist morons..

    • @Creative Coder there is an epidemic within the entire police force of this country that has to be stopped….the qualified immunity has to be removed from all police force’s… has become the standard to a cop reach for your gun qualified immunity will protect you is BULL DUNG….if it’s not we are essentially living in a police state…. GET RID OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

    • @aztekwarrior23 can’t agree more

    • Creative Coder | March 29, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Reply

      @Dave Clark when you are the only one with a hammer while surrounded by nails!.. I share your point.

    • @Creative Coder 👍👍

  3. Thats a horrible death to slowey suffocate . Does not matter who you are

  4. Margaret Nicol | March 29, 2021 at 5:34 PM | Reply

    It is made so much worse by the cops getting away with it. The ones that do this are murderers, plain and simple, so they should be treated as such and sentenced as such. Police immunity MUST go.

  5. Please don’t include ALL white people because it’s a certain group of white people, a certain PARTY of white people and I, for one don’t belong to THAT group. I myself am fearful of THAT group.

  6. A “forgery in progress” turned into a broad daylight murder perpetrated by a cop over a prolonged period, all recorded on video. Guilt was established all around the world long before the overpaid and morally vacuous legal “profession” interfered, wasting many months as the memories of eye witnesses were allowed to fade.

    • Yup…no need for a trial or anything… in fact, let’s just do away with all those expensive time wasting things like trials, appeals, let’s just all decide immediately if a person is guilty or innocent based on what we see on TV….
      What could go wrong???

    • Brian Callaghan | March 29, 2021 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      @jeff nomad, There you go with the extremist thought process only used by Magats and dishonestly by Russian trolls.
      If normal people say, “We need to expedite the process of our Justice system and hold murderers accountable no matter WHO they are…”
      You morons say, “So you want to abolish the court system entirely?”
      GTFOH with that trumpian logic.

  7. Something that seems more and more apparent is that people choose to think “we” are better than “them.” So a white officer is going to treat a white suspect with the benefit of the doubt because they feel at some level that as a white person, they can’t be that bad, because that means they themselves aren’t good.
    Or maybe I’m overthinking this, and they’re just flat out racists. 😉

    • Claude Williams | March 29, 2021 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      @Timothy Morgan like I said the same thing that makes you laugh will make you CRY that EVIL miserable DEMON day is COMING soon

    • Motorcity DEAD | March 29, 2021 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      Store owner said it looked like floyd was under the influence of something. Wait until the occupants of the car testify find out floyd was O.Ding even before the cops got there

    • Motorcity DEAD | March 29, 2021 at 8:38 PM | Reply

      @Patricia Wilson You ain’t nothing sit down and shut up let the professionals handle things

    • Patricia Wilson | March 29, 2021 at 8:43 PM | Reply

      @Motorcity DEAD , joke’s on you, Motormouth….guess reading isn’t one of your skill sets.

    • Claude Williams | March 29, 2021 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      @Motorcity DEAD so the FRIGGIN store owner is a expert on PEOPLE looking like on drugs PLEASE

  8. Margaret Nicol | March 29, 2021 at 5:40 PM | Reply

    No – No – No! Being a ”young democracy” has nothing to do with it. You’re either a decent human being or you’re not. The US has too many who are not and those are the ones who get rich from using poorer people, taking power from them and leaving them in the dirt. The time for PEOPLE POWER is now. Vote out the whole of the GOP. Stand up to huge corporations. It’s now or never.

    • Richard Raymond | March 29, 2021 at 6:07 PM | Reply

      thank you Margaret for putting into words what my heart and my mind has been telling my soul. Your words should be sung for everyone to hear

    • Margaret Nicol | March 29, 2021 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @Richard Raymond Oh I think people are becoming more aware and disgusted with what’s going on. Every single person needs to vote in local elections from the PTA upwards! The little local votes become the bigger votes for the future so best to get them when they’re new instead of only voting once every 4 years. Keep a watch on what’s happening locally and it will grow into better things later on. Vote, vote, vote at every opportunity!!!

  9. Insignificant360 | March 29, 2021 at 5:41 PM | Reply

    2:30 Lady Lindsey apparently believes dying under a choke hold is still resisting arrest.

  10. All 6 overweight officers. What happen to having a fitness standard for being a police officer?

  11. As long as the police have qualified immunity nothing will change. Cops will fall behind the unions, the shield, and politics to get away with their own crimes.

  12. Rukhsana Khan | March 29, 2021 at 5:43 PM | Reply

    If it wasn’t on video, no doubt there would be no trial

  13. Bull crap, a casino gave me a counterfeit $20 bill. Most people don’t know that they have a counterfeit bill, arresting him is ridiculous

    • Deborah Freedman | March 29, 2021 at 6:21 PM | Reply

      Was the ink still wet, as it was on this one?

    • Constituent A | March 29, 2021 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      @Deborah Freedman Ink wasn’t wet on the bill Floyd used to buy cigarettes at the Cup Foods store.

    • Brian Callaghan | March 29, 2021 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      Exactly. There are counterfeit bills circulating everywhere. A store might get one but instead of taking the loss, they’ll hand it out as change to somebody else. Very rarely is the one who’s passing the counterfeit bill, the one who printed it. Some are in circulation for years without people knowing they’ve had one in their wallet at some time. And George Floyd certainly wasn’t a counterfeiter. If he was, they would have said so.
      Nope, he was just killed for some vendetta we’ll find out soon enough.

    • kevin housen | March 29, 2021 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      The counterfeit bil wasn’t his.

    • Johan Nilsson | March 29, 2021 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      @Deborah Freedman Even if Floyd was a counterfeiter, he should have gotten his day in court as afforded to him by the Constitution. And as Ari just said, a counterfeiting conviction doesn’t carry the death penalty. If the exact same story about the killing of Floyd were from any other country, say Iran, Russia or Somalia, we would all be calling it outrageous savagery, and rightfully so (even you).

  14. Derick Wills | March 29, 2021 at 6:07 PM | Reply

    And Biden sending his team to talk to China about their atrocities and China told them to worry more about the unarmed blacks getting killed by the people that supposed to protect n serve them at an alarming rate

  15. Derick Wills | March 29, 2021 at 6:11 PM | Reply

    American will talk about it forever but never stop to do anything about it

  16. More than likely half of those jurors have already made up their minds.

  17. Exactly!!!! The insurrectionists were allowed to just “walk away.”

  18. when the president say we are not this way the whole world smile n say really!!!

  19. Kristoffa Ninkama | March 29, 2021 at 6:40 PM | Reply

    Spot on there Ari Melba. You hit the nail on the head about the “TWO AMERICA’S – THE UNUNITED STATES OF AMERICA”.

  20. They took Dylan Roof to Burger King for food after he murdererd 9 People!

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