- Dec 12, 2019
To much the same effect, I think George Floyd's murder has had such an impact because of its timing. Many other black men have been egregiously murdered by cops before this, and yet, this time, much more than any other, there was this huge and lasting huge effect on society. Why? I don't really know, but I think, perhaps, the news was ready for something else to replace whatever had been the current topic of the moment then.
Just some random thoughts from fly-over country.
The crucial factor in the reaction to George Floyd's murder was that it was all on video. Absent the video, the police tell their version of the event, and life goes on.
I just noticed that VikingsGuy made the same point earlier.