Patrick Lyoya killed after struggle with officer during Grand Rapids traffic stop
Lyoya's death and others like it can rattle the sense of security of Black immigrants and refugees who came to the U.S. to escape violence only to find themselves vulnerable to the same brutality and racism African Americans encounter from police as well as the additional specter of federal immigration authorities, immigration advocates told USA TODAY.
"It's shocking to Black migrants who have this vision of the United States as the land of the free and the home of the brave," said Nana Gyamfi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. "There's a notion that police here are going to be different."
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Watching the video...
He was completely uncooperative the whole time. There may have been some language barrier too.
The officer attempted to detain him and put him in handcuffs, which is very common in this situation (whether you agree with this or not). Then of course he resisted.
The immigrant was acting like some person from another country who had no idea of how these police traffic stops worked.
I think it's fair to say this would have never happened with a white person. (Not claiming racism, just that a white person would have never reacted that way)
If you expect police to "enforce the law", they're going to have to do things like this.
The situation escalated. The officer was trying to exert his authority to enforce the law. The immigrant who was stopped acted like it was a random person who was accosting him and violating his rights. (Which it was, unless you believe police should have the right to do this to enforce the law)
I can see both sides to this story. I think it demonstrates there are a lot of unsaid expected protocols and rules that are involved when a traffic officer pulls a car over.
I think this situation illustrates how the law is fascism, but also illustrates how people have an obligation not to be immature and need to follow certain protocols to avoid situations like this going bad.
This isn't just the simple black & white thing people want it to be. Enforcing laws, even basic laws, does inherently violate fundamental laws. Many on the Left simply will not want to see that.