Arrest video makes news around the world

Our police probably feel really tough, really “world class” kneeling on the neck of a Black kid. That’s what big hard American cops do, isn’t it? Teach those kids to mess with us.

It’s news. It’s bad news in many ways but it’s particularly bad news for the city. This story is news in the New York Times and in the Washington Post, in the UK Independent and in the news in France and, you can be sure, in media reports in languages for which I haven’t googled.

What our cops took away from the killing of George Floyd was that it’s really cool to kneel on a Black person’s neck. And now the world knows it.