Rollins said the rage seen across the country, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, has reached a boiling point.
“This burning rage that you are seeing when you turn your TV on, or you hear in my voice, is real. People are fed up,” Rollins said. “And to the white community that is now waking up to see this rage, we have been telling you this forever. We have been saying this since Colin Kaepernick took a knee. We’ve been saying this for decades, and you didn’t listen to us. You didn’t care until you saw a video.”
The district attorney also went on to say that despite that rage, the violence is unacceptable. Her office is working to prosecute “individuals that disgraced George Floyd’s memory by looting, and burning police cars, and throwing objects and debris.” She said she was informed some individuals shot at officers in a “drive-by situation.”
“It is completely ironic to have to say to you ‘please don’t be violent, please keep your voice down, please be silent and comply with all of the police’s requirements,’ when, in fact, it is those very people that murder us with impunity.” Rollins said. “But, that’s where we are right now.”
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