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[RD] George Floyd and protesting while black

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Estebonrober, May 28, 2020.

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  1. Cloud_Strife

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    burning down a police building seems perfectly fine as a protest. I personally have. A thing about property destruction but as things continue to deteriorate and billionaires continue to print money for themselves I am more and more coming to @Phrossack and @Lexicus ’s conclusions that violence is inevitable.

    how much of this is sustainable? How can you justify this? All the electronic distraction in the world is not going to spare the wrath of the beaten and hungry.
     
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    A young black boy can hold a toy gun and get shot to death by the cops, but an older white woman or white man can open carry assault rifles and be treated by the police as any other civilian, even though the latter is infinitely more intimidating than the former ever could be.

    A white person's life, regardless of socio-economic status, is worth more than a black life, even if wealthy, even if middle class and the police do everything they can to reinforce that system and no amount of reformation changes that demonstrable fact.
     
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    I saw a woman with boxes of ******* cereal as “loot”. Ffs if we are at that point in the US we are ina. Lot worse position then I thought.
     
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    this is so historically ignorant I’m surprised you posted it.
     
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    I would start with some tubes of 60 seconds Loctite, applied in seconds into locks of police cars, motorbikes, police stations etc.

    No need to escalate into alienating yourself with the people at large
     
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    Nevermind that people probably weren't looting out of choice, but more likely because they could NEVER afford some of those items and out of necessity when it comes to food, but Amadeus thinks these people are bums, so that tells you all you need to know about his politics.

    He knows why people are rioting, he knows the reason behind them and he doesn't seem to get it though, he can't quite make the connection between the systemic racism in policing and why african-americans in particular are willing to riot, he just thinks they are bums because they've decided to do one of the few things they have left open to them; violence.

    This will happen again, as it has done in the past, but the stance will remain the same because they don't have any answers beyond maintaining what we already have.
     
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    "We are so angry about police brutality and indifference we are going to riot."
    Also:
    "Let's trash a public library and loot a Target. That'll show them!"
     
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    Shock as people take out their anger on their local buildings
     
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    how can you not see that the tone of “the would be thrives” is overtly racist ?
     
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    just asking, who here thinks he intended to kill the man?
    I think it was to inflict injury but not to kill. (but I wasn't there)

    Still think drastic punishment is required.
     
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    FWIW, based on what some of my lawyer friends have said (who practice in Minnesota), the conduct shown in the video doesn't rise to intent for statutory purposes. Acting recklessly and with extreme indifference isn't intent.
     
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    Should release him to the mob already. Even if they put him in prison, he won't even last 2 weeks. People in prison actually have morals and principles and aren't that fond of pigs...
     
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    I too put a body's weight of pressure on a man's neck without considering any consequences despite years of training. Could happen to anyone, even despite multiple repeated protestations from the man whose neck I was kneeling on.
     
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    I think you need trained experience in these actions to be able to know how far you really can go... and even then... not every victim is the same regarding lung health condition. People die also from such diversity with torturing, waterboarding.

    I guess this cop was untrained. But IDK ofc.

    Then:
    The victim is saying: "I cannot breathe"
    The cop is then saying: "You're a tough guy... a tough guy huh"

    In a for that cop non-threatening situation, that cop was too busy with being dominant with his own ego to be able to act professionally.
    For such people there is never place in functions where you have to apply physical control.or physical threats.

    Now.. is that conscious intent to kill ?
    I think not
    Is it willfully ignoring the possible warning signals that he should stop ?
    I am afraid so...
     
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