The First Amendment gives Americans the right to assemble peacefully and air their views. And the FBI “respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” as stated in its press release published on the 1st of June.

But in the wake of Mr. George Floyd’s death, on many occasions, peaceful protesters have been met by disproportionately brute force. And when the FBI asked to share digital evidence of violent individuals, people responded with countless examples showing police officers using hostile force.

It’s not the first time that the FBI has put out a nationwide call for pictures and videos that could help to identify people “actively instigating violence.” The strategy has been used during melees that followed Lakers victories in downtown Los Angeles and others cities like Baltimore.

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Megan Navonod
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF?! These people are paid to protect and serve the public not point their guns at the face of a man with a small child on his shoulders. Seriously Did this guy really think anyone trying to balance a kid on his back would pose a significant enough risk that he thought he had to use a weapon.

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TheHerplover
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3 months ago

Yup, now people believe me that they were being framed (the protesters)

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Kate
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3 months ago

What the H***?! That is horrific behavior :'(

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Bored Panda spoke to the front-line protester Kiki who shared the first-person account of what happened during the protests from Friday to Sunday. “I packed up a grandma cart with Gatorade, water, snacks, and hand sanitizer and took it out to the White House/Lafayette square to hand out to protesters.”

Kiki also said that “these protests have been VERY peaceful during the day. What I have witnessed was very diverse groups of protesters (all ages, races, backgrounds) who were passionate, loud, and angry, but peaceful.”

On Monday, she was handing out supplies to a bunch of peaceful protesters. “They were all very appreciative of the support they were getting from the community and I was honestly moved by how many people stopped and said a sincere 'thank you' to me when really I wanted to thank them for continuing to exercise their right to protest.”

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
3 months ago

Holy Shiiiiit!! O.O

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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3 months ago (edited)

Oh man... I am sorry but watching these kind of videos make me full of anger and disappointment :( Why man... Why do you have to push that citizen there?

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The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
3 months ago

You know that that poor kid will NEVER trust a cop again. Way to "serve and protect" dickheads.

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About 3 o'clock on Monday, the group of peaceful protesters that were at the police line at the White House/ Lafayette Square made their way on foot to the capitol. “When I got there, I saw only peaceful protesting there too.”

“Between 6:20 or so, skirmishes started to happen where people would start fleeing away from the police line.” Kiki got swept up in a group of running people.

She recounted that “I was standing to avoid 30 feet or so from the police line when all of a sudden, flash grenades started to go off.” It was the first time she had seen or heard “a flash grenade that close to me.” She said: “It’s loud and frightening and totally shocks your heartbeat.”

It was panic and chaos all around. “As I retreated back in the direction of my car, 3 or 4 additional flash-bangs went off while peaceful protesters fled.” When she turned around to see what was happening, the tear gas and rubber bullets started.

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Cynthia McDonald
Community Member
3 months ago

whoever that guy is with the pepper spray, forcing it into their faces at point blank, he needs to be found and charged, these photos and videos are breaking my heart!

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madcow 3417
Community Member
3 months ago

Not in uniform. Is this a cop?

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Prob national guard, but cops are militarized enough that some wear military fatigues, too. Hard call. Either way NOT OKAYU

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 months ago

why do they use the knee so high up on a person hay if you are handcuffed and someone is one your back and legs you cant get up any way so why the neck

Cody Fletcher
Community Member
3 months ago

That is nowhere near within AR 670-1 to be an authorized ARMY issue uniform. I'm just gonna throw that out there.

Kalita Nite
Community Member
3 months ago

Look who these guys voted for...i bet you will see an orange trend!

Kalita Nite
Community Member
3 months ago

look into*

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Blackheart
Community Member
3 months ago

Knee to the back is valid move, but the taser to the head, I think not. If this is the National Guard, they do not play. They arrive AFTER things have turned violent.

Just another bot
Community Member
3 months ago

A country where babies are born holding a gun and where the citizens are in danger from the authorities meant to protect them. You would be better off living in a tree.

Gilda
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope not a cop or national guard probably one of those boogaloo assholes

Gilda
Community Member
3 months ago

U can always tell by that military surplus reject look they have got down to a science

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El Dee
Community Member
3 months ago

They haven't learned, have they? This is an illegal restraint tactic, as with George Floyd it causes death by suffocation. Incidentally tasers shouldn't EVER be used on the head..

Bella Langston
Community Member
3 months ago

Not a cop, no military either

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Frogladysharon
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3 months ago (edited)

Not a cop?

Margaret Sedgman
Community Member
3 months ago

They don't learn. They don't care.

Marco Monge
Community Member
3 months ago

The whole bunch of hypocrisy a month ago everyone hated Chinese people even son... Blks attacked again people different places and you complain about racism, I m so sorry for the decent black people they are going to have with the consequences of mostly stupid lazy bastards. In sorry for the great of the cops that have to live without fearing for their job after a stupid moron kill a black man no all the cops are bad and no business owner have nothing to do don't justify your a get with Floyd he has nothing to do with the great of it cause you behave on the way that justifies you to be a least put in jail, low life got what they deserve, and at this point the stupid cop and his ass holes are going to get it.

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
Community Member
3 months ago

If this is just some yokel trying to help out the police, why wasn't he arrested for assault? This F***ing fool could have killed someone with a taser to the head! If he is police out of uniform, he deserves some vacation time while society ponders whether he is fit to be an officer.

Allan Clipperton-Boyer
Community Member
3 months ago

I want to kick the fat fuck in the head.

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LoL.alpaca
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3 months ago

I have ultimately decided to move to New Zeland I am so done with america

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As the woman was running back to her car, “police were shouting at all of us over an intercom that we had 10 minutes to get home or we would be immediately arrested.” She made it home by 7:30.“

I didn’t sleep at all because I was so worried all evening and speaking with the protesters on Swann Street trapped inside the house.” At 5 AM, the woman left her house with Gatorade, water, and snacks and headed over to the home on Swann Street to help the sheltered people. Read more about the Swann Street incident right here.

"From there, I witnessed all of the protesters hugging each other and saying goodbye and exchanging info. I have no doubt that many of them will be connected for life because of the harrowing night they experienced together,” the protester said emotionally. 

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Two white people stand there and then get shot. Watch the video.

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Pamda Panda
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3 months ago

This is the video that broke me. The cops have already been charged with excessive force. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/03/us/atlanta-police-booked-felony-charges-protest/index.html

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GirlFriday (featuring Pitbull)
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3 months ago

This incident was so that Trump could get his picture taken in front the church.

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Community Member
3 months ago

She wasn't doing anything wrong! Wtf!

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Robert HOWELL
Community Member
3 months ago

The person who was grabbed posted a series of twitter or Reddit posts detailing what happened after he was grabbed. The time he spent in jail, the people he met. I wish I had the link but no way I could ever find it, hopefully someone does to follow up here

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CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

They are that pathetic it takes that many officers to detain one non violent person? This is maddening

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TheReader19
Community Member
3 months ago

Home of the brave, land of the free?

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GirlFriday (featuring Pitbull)
Community Member
3 months ago

Again, this is what Trump ordered to clear the road for his photo op.

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NavyDave
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3 months ago

This is just wrong on all levels.

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Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

What the FUCK

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Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, please - that lying sack of shit is the main reason we're HAVING social unrest.

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
3 months ago

the third thug ran in to kick a man down.....how do they live with who they are

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Zelda Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

The caption on this picture is incorrect. The police are using pepper spray on people trying to get back on the freeway after the semi truck came through the crowd of protestors. They didn't spray people trying to get off the freeway.

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Up All Night
Community Member
3 months ago

Why does he go back? Wth?

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Linnéa Karoliussen
Community Member
3 months ago

Had this person been hit in the head? Looks like he's bleeding from the head and twitching and you can hear one of them say "stop aiming for the head" and then they just drag the injured person off? Wonder what happened to him.

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
3 months ago

The cop who fell all on his own probably took his trip out on a protestor --and most likely a woman

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Al Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

Interesting to see how many of the videos have been taken off

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