Video shows Georgia state trooper telling protesters he only kneels ‘for one person: God’
A police officer in Georgia has gone viral since he said he “has much respect” for BLM protesters after the passing of George Floyd – but he only kneels down “for one person.”
State Trooper O’Neal Saddler was reportedly asked to kneel down in the midst of a demonstration in Hartwell while a person nearby was recording him.
“If I didn’t have any respect, I wouldn’t [be here],” Saddler said “I was supposed to be out of town this weekend with my wife. I took off today, this weekend, but I’m out here to make sure y’all are safe.”
He went on saying, “Don’t go there with respect, OK? I have much respect, but I only kneel for one person.”
Watch how this Georgia State Trooper, identified as O’Neal Saddler, responds when he's asked to kneel by protesters…
"I only kneel for one person… pic.twitter.com/El3V9qN4My
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One of the demonstrators could be heard saying:
“And that’s God,” which the Saddler confirmed: “God.”
What do you feel when you see this? pic.twitter.com/oLlyYi7Efn
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The trooper was being thanked for the way he handled the situation, and the video went viral in no time.
“God Bless him!” Ryan Fournier, founder and co-chairman of Students for Trump, wrote in a tweet.
Some people praised the man referring to him as “one of the best in the business.”
Saddler’s words come as numerous policemen have been pushed into taking a knee in solidarity with the protesters while many are calling for the police to be defunded.
CAMEROTA: "What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?"
BENDER: "Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege." pic.twitter.com/WhubQ9yJIf
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) June 8, 2020
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