Hassanaly Ladha

Jul 28, 2020

2 min read

After George Floyd: The “Violence on Both Sides” Argument

Much of the discourse in the wake of the murder of George Floyd includs diplomatic or defensive references to the violence perpetrated by a few bad actors “on both sides.”

There is a false equivalence here. The police force is an institution — an arm of the state meant to exercise legal violence as required to enforce the law. We are bound as citizens to condemn…