Despite the emotional levers that the mainstream media continues to pull on us, these have been mostly peaceful protests. There is violence, and that’s what sticks with us because of its raw energy, but it is late at night, and not often accomplished with a protest sign held in one hand.
So, when we see these demonstrations turn awry, they turn very awry. Things get sideways in a hurry. It’s ferociously frantic, and frightening. Oh, so very frightening.
The scene in Buffalo, New York this weekend was just that.
A video emerged Monday night that showed an SUV plowing through a line of officers responding to a George Floyd protest in Buffalo, N.Y., hitting at least one and speeding away.
John Evans, the PBA president, told reporters in the city that a trooper and officer were hit in the incident, according to Stephen Marth of Spectrum News Buffalo. They were rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition. was just that.
Video of the incident was unreal.
If we’re lucky, this is the crescendo and not the new pace of play.