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Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by CastroTbb(m): 3:21pm On Jun 29, 2020
One of the black police officers at the scene of the killing of George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis in May has a Nigerian father, the New York Times reports.
Alex Kueng joined the police largely because he believed diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism.
Mr Kueng, who faces charges of aiding and abetting in Mr Floyd’s death, is out on bail, hounded at the supermarket by strangers and denounced by some family members.

Long before Mr Kueng was arrested, he had wrestled with the issue of police abuse of black people, joining the force in part to help protect people close to him from police aggression. He argued that diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism.

New York Times reported that he had seen one sibling arrested and treated poorly, in his view, by sheriff’s deputies. He had found himself defending his decision to join the police force, saying he thought it was the best way to fix a broken system.

He had clashed with friends over whether public demonstrations could make things better.

“He said, ‘Don’t you think that that needs to be done from the inside?’” his mother, Joni Kueng, recalled him saying after he watched protesters block a highway years ago. “That’s part of the reason why he wanted to become a police officer — and a black police officer on top of it — is to bridge that gap in the community, change the narrative between the officers and the black community.”

As hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against the police after Mr Floyd’s killing on May 25, Mr Kueng became part of a national debate over police violence toward black people, a symbol of the very sort of policing he had long said he wanted to stop.

Derek Chauvin, the officer who placed his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, has been most widely associated with the case. He faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter; Mr Kueng and two other former officers were charged with aiding and abetting the killing.

At 26, Mr Kueng was the youngest and least experienced officer at the scene, on only his third shift as a full officer. The arrest of Mr Kueng, whose mother is white and whose father was from Nigeria, has brought anguish to his friends and family.

“It’s a gut punch,” Ms Kueng said. “Here you are, you’ve raised this child, you know who he is inside and out. We’re such a racially diverse family. To be wrapped up in a racially motivated incident like this is just unfathomable.”

Two of Mr Kueng’s siblings, Taylor and Radiance, both of whom are African-American, called for the arrests of all four officers, including their brother. They joined protests in Minneapolis.


Source: http://saharareporters.com/2020/06/29/black-officer-involved-george-floyd-killing-nigerian

Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by ModestGal(f): 3:25pm On Jun 29, 2020
But why Nigeria, thread dedicated to Nigerians
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by SocialJustice: 3:26pm On Jun 29, 2020
Does he look Nigerian to you? Mumu!
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by Nobody: 3:34pm On Jun 29, 2020
Let him face the law accordingly, wether he is Nigerian or American

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Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by yyba: 3:46pm On Jun 29, 2020
he must be IPOBIANS embarassed
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by tellwisdom: 3:54pm On Jun 29, 2020
This info is very useless to me. #Spits angry
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by XXLMANDIGO: 4:15pm On Jun 29, 2020
Where ya been tellwisdom
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by Xisnin(m): 4:47pm On Jun 29, 2020
He is a victim of jungle justice.
Under normal circumstances, he did nothing wrong.
By the time the protests are over, the economy of many black communities
would be in tatters because businesses will start fleeing en masse.

The same violent protest kickstart widespread poverty in the 60s.

Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face.
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by tellwisdom: 9:21pm On Jun 29, 2020
XXLMANDIGO:
Where ya been tellwisdom

Mango tree, keeping my head sad
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by SaintBishop: 9:24pm On Jun 29, 2020
he's not Nigerian.
Re: Black Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing Is Nigerian by AudioNews(m): 9:26pm On Jun 29, 2020
Ewedu nd Amala blood is in him,
Blood dos nt lie,
Wickedness

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