Police Misconduct Videos in the Aftermath of George Floyd

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George Floyd mural at Chicago Ave. and E. 38th St. in Minneapolis, by artists Xena Goldman, Cadex Herrera and Greta McLain. (photo by Lorie Shaull via Flickr)
A selection of videos of police brutality and misbehavior toward the public in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.

Below is a collection of some of the many videos posted to Instagram and YouTube documenting police brutality and misconduct toward the public in the wake of the George Floyd killing.

Many were posted to the instagram account for SuperChief Gallery, an “independent, artist-run” venue with locations on the East and West Coasts. (Hat tip to Colin Lacey for his assistance on this front.)

The videos are from all across the U.S.: Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Buffalo, Chicago, New York City and so on. They show a disturbing pattern of behavior, an “us vs. them” mentality, and a commonplace violence toward demonstrators that should not be characteristic of any form of public service.

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WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT MACES YOU IN THE FACE WHILE YOU RECORD THEM BEATING NON-VIOLENT PROTESTERS ON THE GROUND IN TAMPA ○○○ Via @meyjine ○○○ The Tampa Police Department was EXTREMELY violent towards peaceful protesters. We were peacefully protesting when they grabbed the girl’s umbrella, dragged her and senselessly beat on her although she was cooperating. While she was being pinned to the ground and gasping for air, I wanted to videotape the altercation. The @tampapd maced me EXCESSIVELY with BEAR MACE, thats typically used to deter aggressive or charging bears. I was on the sidewalk as instructed and simply taking a video when the officer came directly at me and maced my entire face. The @tampapd has violated our first amendment right and has continuously shown how the police IS NOT HERE TO PROTECT OR SERVE US.

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Prosecutors were investigating on Friday after a video captured police in Buffalo shoving a 75-year-old man who then fell and cracked his head, a confrontation that resulted in the suspension of two officers. Video from public radio station WBFO of Thursday night’s encounter, which happened near the conclusion of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, quickly sparked outrage. It shows a man identified as Martin Gugino approaching a line of helmeted officers holding batons as they clear demonstrators from Niagara Square around the time of an 8 p.m. curfew. Two officers push Gugino backward, and he hits his head on the pavement. Blood spills as officers walk past. One officer leans down to check on the injured man before he is urged along by another officer. Gugino and the officers all appear to be white, but details of their backgrounds were not released. . . . . . . . Read the full story on Gulf Today website. . . . . . #buffalo #newyork #police #oldman #policebrutality #shoving #bleed #hospital #viralvideos #photography #lifestyle #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd #martingugino #donaldtrump #peace #racism #washingtondc #uae #dubai #world #blacklivesmatter

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Miami cops violently turn a peaceful protest into a riot on film. IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOME SHIT HOW THE SKATER KID STARTED IT – CHECK THE MOST RECENT POST WE POSTED FOR ANOTHER ANGLE OF COPS DRIVING THEIR CAR INTO THE KIDS BEFORE THE SKATER FUCKED THEIR CAR UP from the @miamiherald Five people appeared to be arrested Wednesday during a protest in Downtown Miami, including one woman who was thrown to the ground in the melee. Miami police couldn’t immediately confirm how many were arrested. “(Police) decide to bum-rush the kids on skateboards,” said one protester. “Everybody got upset because it didn’t take that many cops for one kid so everybody bum-rushed the cops to get them off of the one kid.” 📹: @cpj_is_here #miami #miamiprotests #miamiprotest #blmmiami #blacklivesmatter #protest #policefamily #policebrutality #police #cop #acab #thinblueline #blmprotest #peaceful #peacefulprotest #riot #copviolence #georgefloyd #sayhisname #DefundThePolice #AbolishPolice

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Please also read the following opinion pieces by Michael Lacey:
COP KILLERS: An opinion column by Michael Lacey
and
Cindy Lou Who? The Truth About Cindy McCain

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