I lived in Memphis 1983-1986. Watched the Tyre Nichols police murder video. I am appalled. The root cause is lack of oversight -- police and unions resist police review boards. Here in St. Johns County, dsgraced corrupt former St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, who legally changed his name from "HOAR" in 1994, opposed body camerasy, stating in 2016 that he "rejected the arrative that cops need to be watched."
As the Roman satirist Juvvenal asked, "Who guards the guardias?"
Police body cameras have out yet been implemented here in St. Johns Couty, where the Sheriff promised Commissioners in September 2022. What are we waiting for?
From The New York Times:
ADVERTISEMENT In a clear signal of trepidation over how the city would react, the video’s release was preceded by pleas from elected officials, civic leaders and Mr. Nichols’s family to not let outrage grow into destructive unrest. Protesters gathered in Memphis on Friday night, spilling onto a main interstate highway and blocking a bridge, but the concerns about violent confrontations were not yet realized.