All killings committed by police can be evaluated by considering one thing: Was the person who the officer killed currently archating before the police approached him? If not, there was no reason for the police to approach him in the first place. If they chose to do so anyway and it escalated to the person being killed; it is murder.
If I walk up to a person on the street who isn’t doing anything obviously wrong and I start molesting them and they shove me away, making me “fear for my life”, and I then choke or shoot them, who is the bad guy? Not my victim. It’s the same with cops. Badges don’t create an exception.
Eric Garner was not archating. He was engaging in consensual trade with willing partners. Cops approached him using the excuse of “tax rules”; he resisted the kidnappers; they murdered him.
George Floyd was not archating. He supposedly passed a counterfeit bill (as most of us have probably unknowlingly done at least once). Cops approached, he refused to cooperate with the molesters; they murdered him.
I see this play out over and over. People criticize what happened after the police approached someone they should never have approached in the first place. They ignore the fact that cops shouldn’t have approached the victim to begin with and focus on how the victim reacted to being molested and threatened by gang members. Then they excuse the gang for murdering someone they should have left alone.
I don’t criticize police killings when the person who was killed is archating. But that’s almost never the case in the killings that get the most publicity. Cops are scum. People who defend and support police are either weak, cowardly, or supportive of evil. Defund, dismantle, and disavow the gang.