Jamie Foxx has called for “deterrence” of police brutality when he talks about demonstrations about racism after George Floyd’s death in the United States.
When he spoke to the crowd in San Francisco, the Oscar-winning actor said he was “running out” of things to tell his nephew and daughter about how they should behave around the police.
He added: “It shouldn’t be like that. It shouldn’t be like that in America 2020. “
Floyd, who is African-American, died last week after a Minneapolis white policeman knelt on his neck for several minutes.
Foxx said that once the protest over the incident ended there had to be a change “when it came to police brutality”.
Speaking outside San Francisco City Hall, he added: “What I’m saying is there must be a deterrent.
“If the man can be handcuffed and the man can sit on the man’s neck for that long and feel comfortable about it, it means he is not afraid of what will happen.
“We have to change languages. They must worry that ‘I could go to prison because of this’. “
Foxx added: “They must respect us. They must love us. “
He called on people to “keep up the pressure” on the police, adding: “We are peaceful but we are aggressive. We are aggressive.”
Foxx has traveled around the US to join in peaceful protests protesting police violence.
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