PQC: No matter what and how the “story” will change, the bottom line is that it’s authority/power that they have to maintain and preserve at any cost. Racism will never go away as long as power of the state exists. As I said “racism” resides in everyone of us, but it becomes human cancer when it is supported and sanctioned by power of the State such as police culture within a nation, and nationalism between nations.
BTW, in the “normal world”, these four thugs , with such obvious evidences recorded in broad daylight, would have been charged with murder and put in jail. End of story. No protest whatsoever! But THEY wanted to protect their “men”, their image of strong power, to keep “real authority” intact instead of doing the right thing but would be viewed as “weak” (in their authoritarian mindset of course)… until the situation got out of hand!
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.” Jiddu Krishnamurti