After the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there has been a tidal shift in the way that police in America are viewed, and it could very well be making the job far more difficult for the men and women in uniform.
Floyd’s death was a gruesome act, with police officers kneeling on his body and neck for nearly 9 minutes as the handcuffed man slowly suffocated to death. The incident was captured on video and released on social media, sparking weeks upon weeks of protests, riots, looting, and calls for police departments around the nation to be defunded.
This anti-police sentiment has manifested itself in a number of stunning ways, including an incident in North Carolina in which officers were swarmed by a “hostile crowd” while performing their duties.
On Thursday, police responded to search an address on the 1100 block of Campbell Street.
At the scene, police say numerous angry people began showing up until “a hostile crowd of approximately 50 people had taken over the street in front of the residence.”
As officers were trying to leave after the arrests, police say several large disturbances broke out.
Police say the crowd began blocking the roadway and swarming a patrol vehicle, preventing it from leaving.
The police were eventually forced to use pepper spray to disperse the crowd, after confiscating both heroin and marijuana from the location.
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