Sheriff drops riot gear and joins peaceful protesters

Sheriff drops riot gear and joins peaceful protesters 1


Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson spoke with demonstrators who were met by police officers in riot gear and then joined the protest, according to CNN affiliate WEYI.

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69 Comments on "Sheriff drops riot gear and joins peaceful protesters"

  1. Hell ya, be an example!

  2. L'enfant Terrible | June 2, 2020 at 1:48 AM | Reply

    They are just regular people too. It takes a trickle to start a leak that turns into a flood.

    • L'enfant Terrible | June 2, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

      @Brahim Zizi As for your comment. I was one of those people killing Iraqis. Not because I hated the.. but if someone tries to kill me I’d kill them it’s that simple. If I give you a bag and tomorrow you return that bag filled with explosive, you arent a friend.

    • L'enfant Terrible | June 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

      @BarronVonSchnoot Spoken like a person who lives behind a force field or was very sheltered. You have no idea of the plight of black America. Bye felicia

    • @Detective Inspector Go back to breitbart man. Know your place.

    • @Janice Andama Fun fact: capitalism is the reason why cnn is bs.

    • there are many who are regular people and many are BRUTALIZING, ABUSING, MURDERERS

  3. Danielle Nash | June 2, 2020 at 2:06 AM | Reply

    Flint has changed whole environment.

    • Shlisa Shell | June 2, 2020 at 4:44 AM | Reply

      Flint may be redeemed. They need it. To be remembered for something other than bad water.

    • bobothecreepyclown | June 2, 2020 at 4:55 AM | Reply

      Are you referring to the quality of it’s water supply?

    • Shlisa Shell | June 2, 2020 at 5:00 AM | Reply

      @bobothecreepyclown the scandal where the government stopped bringing water in from Detroit and instead started pumping water from the dirty untreated river causing many pipes to corrode and leak lead in their drinking water causing children permanent brain damage among other health problem. Yes, the water. Folks still suffering today.

    • Justin Norton | June 2, 2020 at 7:35 AM | Reply

      And yet they still don’t have clean drinking water.

  4. That dude looks like a WWE character!

  5. He’s smart, cuz his actions de-escalate the situation and won brownie points with his community. Makes his job easier in future too

  6. Haosheng Cheng | June 2, 2020 at 4:06 AM | Reply

    SPEECH 100. I love this guy

  7. Marcel Schaer | June 2, 2020 at 4:28 AM | Reply

    This gives me hope. Just a little. Thank you, Sheriff!

    • Grace Kellman | June 2, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      Marcel Schaer do not believe this pro cop propaganda. Listen to protestors who are SCREAMING that these cops are inciting violence right after they make themselves look good

  8. Rohit Dugar | June 2, 2020 at 4:33 AM | Reply

    That’s a good man right there
    Hands down

  9. Francesca K | June 2, 2020 at 4:36 AM | Reply

    I’m hoping to see more people like him. Thank you for your service, and thank you for that beautiful moment.

    • David Atkinson | June 2, 2020 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      Me too. I’ve been in law enforcement for 20 years and we can get through this together by walking side by side.

    • Sylvia Young | June 2, 2020 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      @About Me what a loser. Either you are part of the problem or the solution. Your stance is quit obvious…SMH!!

    • Grace Kellman | June 2, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

      THIS IS PRO COP PROPAGANDA DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE. Cops are doing this on purpose to look like good people. Once the video ends they beat people

    • Klaus Linke | June 2, 2020 at 6:08 PM | Reply

      @Grace Kellman The cop de-escalated by showing that he works with and for his community. What is *your* game plan and *your* goal? I’m just a curious German. On demonstrations, I like to talk to cops, mostly young dudes. I don’t want them to get the impression we’re on opposite sides, so we don’t end up with cops in riot gear and with tanks, too.

    • Bonaoa Aoaiia | June 2, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply


  10. Sandy Sandy | June 2, 2020 at 4:37 AM | Reply

    That Sheriff is just a decent stand up MAN !!

  11. Michael D. Williams III | June 2, 2020 at 4:54 AM | Reply

    You go Mr. Sheriff, ❤️ thank you and the other cops and officers who’ve shown solidarity. 🚔❤️✊🏽


    • Ryan Burton | June 2, 2020 at 8:23 AM | Reply

      @Country Horse true that

    • Bunker Sieben | June 2, 2020 at 8:26 AM | Reply

      @wild cat Be better! Talk about this so-called looting is nothing but a dogwhistle for White supremacists. Don’t use that to dismiss BLACK PAIN!

    • Bunker Sieben | June 2, 2020 at 8:27 AM | Reply

      @Country Horse Stop using coded language.

    • David Galindez | June 2, 2020 at 9:11 AM | Reply

      Should make it ilegal for police or any authorty, to choke hold , knee hold on the neck , or any physical abuse on people or animals , I love all type of people , all color and form .

    • ConcernedCitizen | June 2, 2020 at 9:24 AM | Reply FYI, George Floyd has a long criminal history. Broke into a pregnant woman’s house and put a gun to her belly and threatened to kill her and her baby for money. I mean, what exactly was he doing that the police were arresting him? Did you even bother to find out? How many could have been murdered by this man before he was caught? None of their lives matter though. All the innocents who have died, their don’t matter. All that matters to you is some felon porn actor with a mile long criminal history died. Pathetic.

  13. boubacrew_studio | June 2, 2020 at 5:26 AM | Reply

    dude look like a MMA fighter presenting himself

  14. Andrew Simmons | June 2, 2020 at 6:21 AM | Reply

    Give this guy a freakin medal.

    • Bunker Sieben | June 2, 2020 at 8:24 AM | Reply

      Why? Why give a white man a medal? Seems like a PR campaign.

    • loolikyl0005 | June 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM | Reply

      So he should get a medal for showing basic human emotion! Letter to Santa Claus: desperately seeking a real life white male hero because the only ones we have are fictional

    • loolikyl0005 well in this world, Basic Human Emotion is pretty rare..


    • 1001 thecool | June 2, 2020 at 9:36 AM | Reply

      The problem is that they can’t do this in Cali Washington NY and other place that have looting and violence since if they let their guard down they could die. Even if there is 1000 peacful protesters in a croud of 1100 you don’t know where the violent protesters are. It’s impossible in bigger cities.

    • Veluca Dhirim | June 2, 2020 at 10:19 AM | Reply

      The thing is that most cops are like this but the media just focuses on bad cops more then good ones so people get the impression that there are more bad cops then good cops.

    • What a moron, yes, if they all did that, we would have actual Communists taking over America. Get off your knees and fight you coward.

    • Grace Kellman | June 2, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      This is pro cop propaganda. Listen to protestors, not cnn. Protestors will tell you that they get beat up right after these videos stop

  16. Sheriff Swanson did exactly the right thing. This is a leader!

  17. John Shirley | June 2, 2020 at 7:14 AM | Reply

    Seriously, this is a masterclass in true leadership. It’s easy to get defensive and react in a manner that causes division, but notice how his references to the protesters are inclusive and invokes a sense of unity.

  18. Javier Ruiz | June 2, 2020 at 7:33 AM | Reply

    The good cops need to stand up if they are serious about cleaning up there image and get rid of the bad cops and higher ups to set an example

  19. yamitema laoly | June 2, 2020 at 11:01 AM | Reply

    The Sheriffs hair, tie, and suit makes him look like action movie star than a Sheriff 😁

    Most of all his character and kindness is what makes him shine more.


  20. “There shouldn’t be bad cops because if they are bad they shouldn’t be cops”

    Damn that was a good line !

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