“I Can’t Breathe” is About Ethics, Not Politics

By Mbaye Lo

A protest in Minneapolis May 26 after the killing of George Floyd in that city.

Most commentaries on the brutal murder of George Floyd have been concerned with the politics of policing. But the observed evidence at the scene of Floyd’s death indicates a need to cultivate an ethical culture in policing. Derek Chauvin’s callous expression and other officers’ indifferent attitude to the heartfelt pleas of both the victim and the citizen onlookers…

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