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Riots in the Twin Cities
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:58:49 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/minneapolis-police-involved-death-1.5587872

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The unrest in Minneapolis that began Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning ravaged several blocks in the Longfellow neighbourhood. It was the second consecutive night of violent protests following the death of George Floyd, who was left gasping for breath during an arrest on Monday while an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

In footage recorded by a bystander, Floyd can be heard pleading that he can't breathe until he slowly stops talking and moving.


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Re: Riots in the Twin Cities
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 11:31:21 pm »


They’re burning the police station down....

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 11:54:36 pm »
“Who do we call when the cops are the murderers”?

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 11:55:18 pm »


They’re burning the police station down....

So a black person commits a crime (allegedly), gets killed for it by an a-hole cop, and some black people's solution is to commit more crimes by rioting?  Brilliant.  Won't get shot by police for that!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 11:56:35 pm »
“Who do we call when the cops are the murderers”?

They need to recruit black cops.  Lots of them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 12:05:18 am »
I honestly don't blame them for rioting.  Cops often get off on these kids of things.  So they feel they have to take justice into their own hands.  Sad situation.
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Re: Riots in the Twin Cities
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 12:20:25 am »
So a black person commits a crime (allegedly), gets killed for it by an a-hole cop, and some black people's solution is to commit more crimes by rioting?  Brilliant.  Won't get shot by police for that!

You seem to be able to skim over what a murder clearly looks like, and not "allegedly" if you switch on your brain for 9 minutes and watch the video, and switch quickly to underscore a portion of the backlash that was inevitable. Racism lives on.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2020, 12:31:10 am »
The cop had his knee on the man’s neck for 7 minutes while other cops watched. 

Someone watching identified themselves as a 1st responder (heard on the video) and told the cop that he was killing the man....    3 separate videos show the crime. 

No charges laid...   apparently, there’s not enough evidence.

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2020, 12:40:06 am »
The cop had his knee on the man’s neck for 7 minutes while other cops watched. 

Someone watching identified themselves as a 1st responder (heard on the video) and told the cop that he was killing the man....    3 separate videos show the crime. 

No charges laid...   apparently, there’s not enough evidence.

They fired the cops pretty quick, and then that seems to be it. I guess they hoped that would calm everybody's fears. WTF were they thinking? This story is far from over.

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2020, 02:04:47 pm »
trumpty dumpty goes to the rose garden for a little briefing and prattles on about hong kong and completely ignores what's happening in Minneapolis. Takes no questions about his "shooting" comment. What a **** retarded **** he is!

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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2020, 04:29:39 pm »
I'm just going to wait until the trial is over and then look at all the evidence.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 04:37:54 pm »
I'm just going to wait until the trial is over and then look at all the evidence.

Look at the videos, there's the evidence. Further murder charges will be brought I expect.

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 07:10:47 pm »
Look at the videos, there's the evidence. Further murder charges will be brought I expect.

The videos are incomplete.  Some edited, some redacted.  I haven't seen video of what happened that led to Floyd ending up on the ground.  That said, nothing would justify a knee on the neck.
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Re: Riots in the Twin Cities
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2020, 07:22:50 pm »
The videos are incomplete.  Some edited, some redacted.  I haven't seen video of what happened that led to Floyd ending up on the ground.  That said, nothing would justify a knee on the neck.

He tried to spend a phony 20 buck bill. The videos are obvious. The knee on the neck is simply an example of how racism continues, especially in the US.

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Re: Riots in the Twin Cities
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 07:42:04 pm »
I honestly don't blame them for rioting.  Cops often get off on these kids of things.  So they feel they have to take justice into their own hands.  Sad situation.
That’s usually because prosecutors overreach and seek tougher charges, instead of something like manslaughter.  It’s almost impossible to prove premeditation in these cases.
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