Watch: Black GA Trooper Refused To Kneel With BLM: "I Only Kneel For One Person"
A Georgia officer refused to take a knew with Black Lives Matter protesters during a protests that reportedly took place in Hartwell on Sunday. O'Neal Saffler, a Georgia State Trooper told Protesters "I only kneel for one person', god.
Video was rolling after Saddler had apparently been asked by a protester to kneel during the demonstration out of respect for the black community.
"If I didn't have any respect, I wouldn't [be here]," Saddler began saying to a female protester. "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."
"Don't go there with respect, OK? I have much respect, but I only kneel for one person," Saddler continued.
"And that's God," someone else from the crowd chimed in. Saddler affirmed the statement.
This is Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler.
He was asked to kneel today, and this was his response.
God Bless him! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DZOGg6qnFn
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) June 7, 2020
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