On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.
The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.
Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1591322919.0
“Shove” is too kind a word. They flattened him. https://t.co/rbcC5SGSwc— S.E. Cupp (@S.E. Cupp)1591321639.0
Buffalo Police said a man was injured after he “tripped and fell.” You’re kidding me right? One officer even stop… https://t.co/nZrG4a68XR— Matthew Schmidt (@Matthew Schmidt)1591323844.0
According to @JeffRussoWKBW a Buffalo Police Department spokesperson gave this statement in apparent reference to t… https://t.co/PExILOfoTy— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@Philip DeFranco 👊🏻)1591323116.0
I won't share the video because it's vile. But there's a video all over time my timeline of Buffalo police shoving… https://t.co/OiNoXcBtJ3— nate bowling (the mask goes OVER your nose) (@nate bowling (the mask goes OVER your nose))1591323710.0
This is simply outrageous and criminal behaviour backed by a morally corrupted political leadership. A senior citiz… https://t.co/EfkhwA5VYr— Alexandre Krauss (@Alexandre Krauss)1591323788.0
The Buffalo police violence video was posted just an hour ago and already has nearly 5 million views— Sara Pearl (@Sara Pearl)1591323671.0
The video from Buffalo, of riot police shoving an old man to the pavement, is a clear example of why there are no g… https://t.co/F1mQLXoPcm— Katherine Cross (@Katherine Cross)1591323668.0
Just once I’d like Buffalo get national attention for something good.— Buffalo Eats (@Buffalo Eats)1591323787.0