“I did not tell any lies; I showed that I was OK from a knee on my neck. That is it. I did not say anything racist and maybe it was insensitive at the time.”
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Hollenbeck later spoke with a second native outlet, KOMO News, to declare himself as not being racist:
“I’m not a racist man. I don’t have that in me, my children don’t have that in them, I didn’t instill that in them. I’m sorry that I offended anybody, that was not my point. I was trying to show something.”
He additional elaborated that he was defending the approach:
“I have a specialty in fighting on the ground, and I know that just putting your knee on the back –to me, I would say that not going to lead to death. Now did he have other underlying issues? Maybe.”
Many consultants have condemned the knee restraint which Derek Chauvin used, as seen within the deeply disturbing video taken previous to George’s demise.