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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. adcarrymaokai

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    The only reason that video was so widely circulated was because white people felt bad for the dog, tbh.
     
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  2. El_Machinae

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    You're mocking rioting as a form of protest. When peaceful protest was tried, your President publicly attacked and mischaracterized the nature of the protest.

    To make you happy. Hell, you frequently defended him after this point.

    You're not an ally in this problem.
     
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  3. Timsup2nothin

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    Peaceful protest never works because at the first sign that it might whatever authority is being protested against will start cracking heads.
     
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    Hmm, it's definitely sounding more like a systemic problem folks:
    Source (Twitter).

    Direct link to article (NBC News).
     
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  6. Kaitzilla

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    I remember this one.
    The cop got acquitted for murder.

    The cop also is getting $2500 a month for life due to PTSD for blowing that guy away.
    He also got a few million to pay legal fees and lawsuits.

    He will also be given a neutral recommendation if he ever wants to get a job somewhere else.


    Started wearing a belt after realizing how dangerous it was to pull up my pants in the USA.
     
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  7. Bugfatty300

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    Not even a member of our species AFAIC.
     
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    Is Biden an ally?
     
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    The extremely decentralised nature of the police is a real problem here - there's literally thousands of bad cops who got restructured out of large departments like the LAPD due to federal oversight and reform of racist and violent practices, and heaps of them went and got hired by some smaller unreconstructed podunk force elsewhere in the country.
     
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    He's part of the 35 percent that reflexively push back against any sort of legal and societal progress made
     
  11. amadeus

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    From Blaine in the north to Apple Valley in the south, I remember the suburbs ravaged by fires, riots, and looting.

    And I remember when the totally not disgraced Rev. Jim Bakker got on his private jet and flew to Minneapolis to show solidarity with his people, and not stir up trouble or shake people down like he hadn’t been doing for the past four decades.
     
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    Trump's not even trying to hold back on his dogwhistles

     
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    At this point are they even dogwhistles? They're just whistles. Maybe even horns or something
     
  14. Cloud_Strife

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    It appeals to certain people, y'know racists

    there really is a not-insignificant part of this country that is unreachable and will never change
     
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    You are unfortunately understating the problem. Most of the cops that "resigned" from the LAPD after Rampart and the Rodney riots got jobs with the LA County Sheriff. No podunk, no paycut...didn't even have to move.
     
  16. Cloud_Strife

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    Job's for the good ol' boys
     
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    Dang, that's pretty much a dark solidarity among police, it's a near conspiracy level, this claim of yours is pretty much coincide with the article that shared by @cardgame not long time ago about the police share "a brotherhood" principle not to snitch nor betray each other

    This is a good demonstration how this issue is not solely an issue of few bad apples in a basket of apples, but the bucket itself is piss rotten that would damage every apple inside it, so the basket need to be changed, and many of the rotten apple need to be removed.

    edit: For me this is a conspiracy.
     
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    I have been editing on the Wiki article on the Minneapolis Police Department. It is a pretty bad article. My goodness, this department has a "troubled" past. You have to be impressed by a police officer who cannot make a routine arrest without killing someone.
     
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    Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.
     
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    Hey hey those police are just doing their jobs; oppressing people, especially minorities
     
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