Police in Texas have apologised after photographs emerged of two white officers on horseback leading a black man down the street by a rope.
Melissa Morris, a lawyer for Mr Neely’s family, said he was homeless, mentally ill, and suffered from bipolar disorder.
Doesn’t matter, skin colour.
Galveston’s police department said leading a suspect by a rope on horseback was something officers were trained to do.
It was an accepted law enforcement technique, and even “best practice” in some situations.
Doesn’t matter, skin colour. Doesn’t even matter whether skin colour should matter, it does.
Leon Phillips, president of the Galveston Coalition for Justice, said: “These are two white police officers on horseback, with a black man, walking him down the street with a rope tied to the handcuffs, and that’s doesn’t make sense, period.
“Stay there with him instead of humiliating him, and now you’ve humiliated the whole city of Galveston. And I do understand this, if it was a white man, I guarantee it would not have happened.”
Advice to Galveston. Search those archives for a white arrestee being led on a rope behind horses. Search real hard and publish, publish, publish.