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Police major Travis Yates (Travis Yates) from the city of Tulsa (Oklahoma) in the broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday, June 12, stated that he is extremely concerned about the future of law enforcement amid protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after a violent arrest as well as the growth of the movement supporting the termination of funding of the police. His words are quoted Fox News.
Previously, Yates published a column entitled “America, we’re leaving”. In her police major wrote that he wished the work of the police even worst enemy, noting that his profession had become a living hell. “It’s over, America. You finally did it. You don’t have to abolish the police, we will not be”, — he wrote.
“Officers are afraid to speak out, they are afraid to speak,” said Yates is the host Tucker Carlson. He also recalled that in 2014, morale among law enforcement officers was very low after former police officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson (Missouri) shot and killed black teenager Michael brown. “In recent years we have been reborn, and that [the death of George Floyd and its aftermath] have led to disastrous consequences. Every Department, every employee, with whom you are talking to, hoping to leave,” he added.
Yates noted that some officers who want to leave the profession, stuck because you have not worked enough years to earn a pension. “I have heard from hundreds of people that they are annoyed. They love work, they love company, they love people, but all this chaos exhausts them every day,” he said.
In dozens of U.S. cities held mass protests accompanied by riots and clashes with police over the death of Floyd. In some States, they turned into riots, pogroms, looting, shooting and arson. The protesters are blaming the police and racist prejudices in society.
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