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National Guard called in to respond to Minneapolis violence

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People are fighting for basic dignity and freedom all over the world... Minneapolis, Hong Kong, Paris.

Governments need to learn how to treat their citizens with respect.

We won't tolerate police that act like thugs on the streets.

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The police need to to re-evaluate their testing policies to better weed out People that have the propensity of becoming physically or emotionally unstable that could result in harming or even killing someone, the testing and interview phase takes 6 months and that should give the department enough time to thoroughly dig deep into the applicants past. Apparently, this office had received a lot of complaints before, that’s a red flag, there should be a zero tolerance policy.

Officers should have a 3 month psychic evaluation and review and if there are red flags or many complaints, that officer should be pulled from duty, retrained, re-assigned or terminated.

We should be seeing the entire incident as to what happened once the department releases the body am of the officer and that should really give us all an insight as to what really occurred.

I watched the interview with Floyd’s brother last night absolutely heartbreaking, that guy and his family will never be the same again. He wants the death penalty for the officers that killed his brother and I don’t blame him and the bad thing is, the guy didn’t even resist arrest as the new video shows so this is beyond unacceptable.

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The anger is understandable but the looting is wrong.

Armed white citizens in Minneapolis stood guard against looters who ravaged the city Wednesday night over the death of George Floyd.

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George Floyd, handcuffed and on the ground, cop's knee on his neck, last living words "I can't breathe!"

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In the last month we have been exposed to news about:

1) a father-son combo who hunted down a man for jogging because he looked guilty

2) a woman who called for the police trying to "swat" a man in Central Park

3) extreme police brutality. 

These all have something in common...I just can't put my finger on it.

A broad-daylight suffocation of a helpless man, saying he couldn't breathe, while the police watched. There's much more to say, but I can't control the range of emotions from anger to compassion for that poor man and his family.

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Armed white extremists invade a capitol building.

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People of Colour are being murdered by those meant to protect them as citizens of the US equal to all others, and as humans, and nothing is being done about it. And yet we have someone repeatedly talking about "looting". Wypipo priorities.

I read these stories and I want to break windows too, out of an anger that many people are trying to make out is disproportionate to the racist crimes being committed.

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Seeing as the tactic the Blue Gang has picked to deal with the outrage over their murdering someone in the street is to create a riot (wait until you have a large mostly crowd, then aggressively force them back for a good distance, then retreat. The not so peaceful element will fill in the space you've left, and without the peaceful element in the way, they'll start pushing things, and one they realize that the police aren't going to stop them, looting and rioting tends to happen) I'd be worried too.

Because these police enabled riots are a good way of threatening the politicians and discourage continued protests. And that takes more than one night of riots.

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The looter are the fireworks but the police and Police Chief are the ones who lit the fuses.

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Not only in Minneapolis but other parts of the U.S. people are rioting.

The year 2020 and incidents like these show the underlying racism and rot that pervades America from coast to coast.

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We are all "people of color" the only true colorless are Albino's.

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@bass

Well said, Sir! You can frame that one!

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"We don't want peace, we want Equal Rights And Justice"

America was founded on double standards. We are told: "All men are born equal"........well, except for those who don't look European.

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The best way to stop the rioting is throw the five murdering cops to the rioters. The next best way would be for the system to give them the justice they so richly deserve which would be murder charges followed by convictions and long prison sentences. The best way to prevent future riots would be to pass laws that crack down on rampant police abuse and near universal impunity for even the most heinous of abuses. Getting fired from your job is not a suitable punishment for murder, rape and/or beating someone to a cripple. And not all White people defend police or obfuscate this matter but you will find its almost only White people who do. This is why BLM does not want in their groups and rightly so. Even I, an American White man, cannot deal with American White people knowing every second one is going try and talk around and downplay what happened and is happening with our blue gang; they often even sport Punisher tattoos now!

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It's time to get tough on Amerika's boys in blue, but there is no leader on the horizon who has the cojones to clean out the Augean stables that have besmirched and stunk out the country's democratic credentials for the last 60 years. Trump's trademark feeble "sad" displaying his indifference and insincerity doesn't cut the mustard while Biden's emergence from his bunker shows a shockingly frail and befuddled senior of whom little can be expected.

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Woah, seems like the police are pretty bad at their jobs if this is their idea of keeping the peace. If they can't murder something they don't like, they're totally useless.

I repeat my demand to abolish the police and replace them with a taxpayer funded organisation that protects citizens, keeps the peace and solves and/or prevents crime. I don't know what we'd call it.

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“We’re burning our own neighborhood,” said a distraught Deona Brown, a 24-year-old woman standing with a friend outside the precinct station, where a small group of protesters were shouting at a dozen or so stone-faced police officers in riot gear. “This is where we live, where we shop, and they destroyed it.”

During the Ferguson protests, most of the people burning and looting shops and restaurants weren't even from Ferguson. Many of them came from as far as NYC. Do you honestly think Minneapolis residents woke up and came up with the bright idea to burn down their neighborhood?

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Trump's trademark feeble "sad" displaying his indifference and insincerity doesn't cut the mustard while Biden's emergence from his bunker shows a shockingly frail and befuddled senior of whom little can be expected.

We cannot expect either of a pair of old white men, who for decades have not only supported but benefited from the racist system that is embodied in police brutality, to adequately address, let alone stop the epidemic of violence and campaign of terror perpetrated by police against people of colour and the impoverished. Only strong, co-ordinated grassroots movements can achieve that.

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Trump's trademark feeble "sad" displaying his indifference and insincerity doesn't cut the mustard while Biden's emergence from his bunker shows a shockingly frail and befuddled senior of whom little can be expected.

Unfortunately, Biden may not be an ideal candidate. Clearly neither is Trump. Anything that can be said about Biden can be said about Trump worse. So the choice here must be to choose the one that will choose a better cabinet.

And eight years of an immaculate Obama administration (about which the orangeadmin has an inferiority complex), we all know that Biden will choose a better cabinet.

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That'll teach Target and Auto Zone to stop killing people! Oh wait.

Why aren't the rioters smashing up police stations?

Low-class people use this situations as excuses to loot. Imagine if your business was smashed up and looted because of something some cop did? Are you legally allowed to pepper looters with buckshot in Minn.?

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Why aren't the rioters smashing up police stations?

They would get murdered and their killers would be given raises.

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Are you legally allowed to pepper looters with buckshot in Minn.?

Depends. Are you white?

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Completely understand the riot and looting.

By hitting property, it makes headlines and scares the capitalist system that profits on division. Bombarded with images and adverts of material goods, some that are hardly affordable... well, it's an obvious target.

Low-class people use this situations as excuses to loot.

Class war. The rich loot people's lives every day.

I think after generations of racism, the rioters are being remarkably reserved.

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Toasted Heretic is right.

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I repeat my demand to abolish the police and replace them with a taxpayer funded organisation that protects citizens, keeps the peace and solves and/or prevents crime. I don't know what we'd call it.

No, that would never work, the problem can be solved by better training and that starts with the screening process.

Completely understand the riot and looting.

I don’t, no reason to do it, absolutely none, they’re adults, not kids.

By hitting property, it makes headlines and scares the capitalist system that profits on division. Bombarded with images and adverts of material goods, some that are hardly affordable... well, it's an obvious target.

What? Dear lord....

Low-class people use this situations as excuses to loot.

Class war. The rich loot people's lives every day.

I think after generations of racism, the rioters are being remarkably reserved.

Anyway, the bottom line is, you have to be smart and you have to use common sense, MLK achieved this by being logical, calm, rational and on point and these rioters and looters seem to have forgotten that critical message.

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It would; it wouldn't.

Yes, it would, there are many psychological profile says that you can do to determine whether a person is suitable for the position or not.

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I'm not a liberal.

You're claiming the mantle of MLK: I'm quoting him. Don't take it up with me, take it up with him.

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MLK achieved this by being logical, calm, rational and on point and these rioters and looters seem to have forgotten that critical message.

MLK was murdered.

We all remember that.

The message is pretty clear.

The elite only cares when their property and capital is threatened.

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You're claiming the mantle of MLK: I'm quoting him. Don't take it up with me, take it up with him.

Sorry, doesn’t wash, now if you want to take the Malcolm X retort...fine, I guess, but it won’t validate any destruction you cause to other people. Every rioter and looter should be looked up for 3-5 years, that should get them thinking before engaging in despicable acts like this.

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I don’t, no reason to do it, absolutely none, they’re adults, not kids.

For context, look at what happened in the occupied 6 counties.

Or anywhere that people are brutalized.

You really think we're just going to accept murder, discrimination and domination?

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Yes, it would, there are many psychological profile says that you can do to determine whether a person is suitable for the position or not.

"Better screening" doesn't get rid of the murderers who are in the police now, at this very moment, nor does it address the systemic incentives that the police have to terrorise people of colour and the poor.

We can get rid of that by firing all the current members of the police, screen them for suitability, and have them reapply to be members of a totally different organisation with different goals and incentives.

Which I agree with.

Because it would be abolishing the police.

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The message is pretty clear.

The elite only cares when their property and capital is threatened.

Of course, how much sense does it make to destroy your own community? You are punishing and advocating to punish the very people you claim to represent as being oppressed by now crippling their way of life? Liberal thought process...wow! Lol

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Sorry, doesn’t wash

I accept your surrender.

now if you want to take the Malcolm X retort...fine, I guess

Malcolm was right.

Every rioter and looter should be looked up for 3-5 years, that should get them thinking before engaging in despicable acts like this.

Why don't we arrest murderers first?

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Every rioter and looter should be looked up for 3-5 years, that should get them thinking before engaging in despicable acts like this.

Carry on punishing the punished.

Cos that's worked for centuries, eh?

Tear down those ivory towers.

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"Better screening" doesn't get rid of the murderers who are in the police now,

But it can deter future potential and problematic candidates.

at this very moment, nor does it address the systemic incentives that the police have to terrorise people of colour and the poor.

A few, not all, let’s not generalize, my uncle is a cop and follows the law to a tee.

We can get rid of that by firing all the current members of the police, screen them for suitability, and have them reapply to be members of a totally different organisation with different goals and incentives.

You could do that and weed out all the problem officers, Giuliani did, he fired 80% of the then corrupt police department when he was mayor, so that’s one option.

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Or anywhere that people are brutalized.

You have that everywhere, cops are being brutalized all the time, their lives matters as well.

You really think we're just going to accept murder, discrimination and domination?

You shouldn’t and the community shouldn’t tolerate rioting and looting thugs and the police shouldn’t allow or tolerate disobedience, destruction of property and never allow themselves to be targeted for assault and attacks.

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Looting and arson are terrible things, but you cannot compare them to the police killing of an innocent and non-violent Black man. Things can be repaired and rebuilt. A dead man cannot be brought back to life.

The cops who were responsible for George Floyd's death were fired almost immediately by their police department. But they have yet to be charged. They should have been charged immediately.

American cops can get away with murder. I hope it will be different this time.

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the police shouldn’t allow or tolerate disobedience, destruction of property and never allow themselves to be targeted for assault and attacks.

You appear to be in favour of maintaining the status quo and preferring capital over black lives.

You'd rather the poor and the dispossessed are good little serfs.

As long as everyone knows their place.

No more.

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Those killer cops will be free, they wont be in jail! The American police union is protecting them! Sad but true! Thats so much for American justice!

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Deep anger and poverty lead to looting. The looting is just the effect. Need to resolve the cause.

Maybe the black protestors instead should just walk about exercising their 2nd amendment and carry advanced assault weapons.

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You appear to be in favour of maintaining the status quo and preferring capital over black lives.

Color has nothing to do with rioting and looting, I’m definitely against it.

You'd rather the poor and the dispossessed are good little serfs.

Ok, so what does that have to do with the destruction of public and private property? Don’t you think that the poor people want to go to stores as well and buy things? But if the stores are destroyed then they can’t, so essentially these people are punishing their own?

As long as everyone knows their place.

There is a reason why we have laws, without them, we are no different than animals.

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Things can be repaired and rebuilt

What if your small business, which was already doing poorly because of coronavirus, was smashed up and looted? Bear in mind that insurance doesn't cover rioting. What if that meant the end of your business?

People who say such things have never started or run a business in their life.

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Daily Beast

"Amy Klobuchar, who served as a district attorney before becoming a Democratic senator for Minnesota, previously declined to prosecute the white police officer accused of causing George Floyd’s death as the policeman racked up complaints against his conduct, The Week reports. Klobuchar served as DA for Hennepin County for eight years and did not bring charges against Derek Chauvin for any of the violent incidents he was allegedly involved in. Chauvin received 10 complaints about his conduct during a 19-year career with city law enforcement before he was fired Tuesday over his role in Floyd’s death. "

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What if your small business, which was already doing poorly because of coronavirus, was smashed up and looted? Bear in mind that insurance doesn't cover rioting. What if that meant the end of your business?

People who say such things have never started or run a business in their life.

This is exactly what I’m talking about, but for some reason liberals could care less, it’s all about the moment, let the people deal with the aftermath themselves in the meantime, I’m going to snag this TV, but yes, I’m appalled by what happened to Floyd.

The police intervention of murder is the subject at hand.

Why liberals can’t let the political process work out?.

It's a reasonable response

No! It’s never a reasonable response to destroy property and if I were an owner of a business, I wouldn’t allow it.

https://twitter.com/TechHelp/status/1266014941900935168?s=20

I wonder if the rioters would try and take these guys on? Methinks they wouldn’t.

to an endless campaign of terror waged by cops.

Not all cops

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Deep anger and poverty lead to looting. The looting is just the effect.

So go in your backyard or your own home and break stuff, I’m fine with that. What does stealing a TV have anything to do with anger and grief of what happened, any liberal want to comment? How about clearing out an Autozone?

Maybe the black protestors instead should just walk about exercising their 2nd amendment and carry advanced assault weapons.

They could of they don’t start shooting people.

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bass4funk

Color has nothing to do with rioting and looting, I’m definitely against it.

Shame that was the same for George Floyd, killed by a racist white cop.

I wonder if the rioters would try and take these guys on? Methinks they wouldn’t.

First you state

"There is a reason why we have laws, without them, we are no different than animals."

Then you post support for white armed men in vigilante groups which is illegal too. They are not legally allowed to shoot looters.

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Why liberals can’t let the political process work out?.

When you refuse justice to communities for generations, this is exactly how the political process plays out.

No! It’s never a reasonable response to destroy property and if I were an owner of a business, I wouldn’t allow it.

?? You've claimed numerous times to be the owner of your own business. Or did you forget?

Not all cops

Doesn't matter. Enough murder and brutality has been meted out by people in one organisation: the police. Endless "listening exercises" and milquetoast "reforms" haven't changed anything. The only solution is abolition.

Yes, they will

You don't know that. Why aren't you calling for it to happen now? People left with no recourse but to riot after generations of abuse need to be locked up for years this instant, no trial, but a cop murders someone on video and you go "eh, we can deal with it later"??

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What does stealing a TV have anything to do with anger and grief of what happened, any liberal want to comment?

I've tried to explain here and on other topics how people resort to rioting when their dignity is repeatedly taken from them.

The quickest way to get on the headlines is to tear stuff up. It comes from generations of frustration, of being trampled on. Of having friends and family stopped by the cops/soldiers all the time. Of having to attend a funeral of someone who was killed by a racist in a uniform.

The people of Palestine. London. The 6 counties.

There's some context for you, if you care to consider it.

When you treat (and refer to )people like "animals", don't be surprised if some of us start acting up.

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USA is on the brink.

2 choices...go to war or break up like the former Soviet Union.

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Then you post support for white armed men in vigilante groups which is illegal too. They are not legally allowed to shoot looters.

Careful, zichi.

Call him up on his contradictions and bigotry and you'll be suspended.

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Shame that was the same for George Floyd, killed by a racist white cop.

But you don’t know if it was racially motivated. Shame on your for implying that.

First you state

"There is a reason why we have laws, without them, we are no different than animals."

Yes

Then you post support for white armed men in vigilante groups which is illegal too.

Did they attack, riot, loot and attack people? It may be illegal, but so is infringing on their 2nd amendment rights, but even if it’s illegal, who did they physically harm?

They are not legally allowed to shoot looters.

They haven’t and why aren’t illegals around or near them? Hmmmm...

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2 choices...go to war or break up like the former Soviet Union.

Got a better choice. Reject the elite. Take them out of the equation by redistributing their ill-gotten gains. Give the workers control and the means of production. The coming together of the working classes and an end to the pointlessness of racism will be achieved once the rich and shameless are divested of their power and capital.

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But you don’t know if it was racially motivated. Shame on your for implying that.

Yes I suppose that pointing out that a member of a racist organisation murdered a minority on camera with casual disregard for the consequences isn’t as bad as calling someone racist.

It may be illegal, but so is infringing on their 2nd amendment rights

Ah, so it’s okay to do something illegal, if you see something else illegal being done? Great! Then it’s okay to riot when you witness a murderer go unpunished, we finally got through to you!

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It may be illegal, but so is infringing on their 2nd amendment rights, but even if it’s illegal, who did they physically harm?

Derailing the thread in order to move the narrative away from the injustices done to black people and focus on armed white men's rights.

Blatant.

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When you refuse justice to communities for generations, this is exactly how the political process plays out.

And the law will put them in their place.

?? You've claimed numerous times to be the owner of your own business. Or did you forget?

Yes and no, but I’m smart so I would never riot or loot or hurt someone else’s business. I wasn’t raised like that.

Doesn't matter.

Yes, it always matters when it comes to attacking private and public property, if you want to destroy things, do it in your own home. Leave others out of it.

Enough murder and brutality has been meted out by people in one organisation: the police. Endless "listening exercises" and milquetoast "reforms" haven't changed anything. The only solution is abolition.

That won’t happen and not all cops do this, the majority overwhelmingly don’t.

You don't know that.

On this one, I’m very sure they will.

Why aren't you calling for it to happen now?

I have and you would have noticed that, but so many liberals on JT are so emotional they see things for what they want to see them and fail to listen to the entire story.

People left with no recourse but to riot after generations of abuse need to be locked up for years this instant, no trial, but a cop murders someone on video and you go "eh, we can deal with it later"??

Ok, you keep making excuses for thuggish behavior.

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Got a better choice. Reject the elite. Take them out of the equation by redistributing their ill-gotten gains. Give the workers control and the means of production. The coming together of the working classes and an end to the pointlessness of racism will be achieved once the rich and shameless are divested of their power and capital.

Oh, dear lord.....

Yes I suppose that pointing out that a member of a racist organisation murdered a minority on camera with casual disregard for the consequences isn’t as bad as calling someone racist.

Prove that the cop was racist, I’m not saying he is or isn’t, but for some reason liberals are Clairvoyants.

Ah, so it’s okay to do something illegal, if you see something else illegal being done? Great! Then it’s okay to riot when you witness a murderer go unpunished, we finally got through to you.

I never said that, so once again, these people have not done anything wrong as far as hurting people, shooting them or destroyed any property. If they were doing the same for each behavior then they would be on the same level as well, but they didn’t.

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Derailing the thread in order to move the narrative

I’m laser focused on Floyd, the rioters and looters, why aren’t liberals?

away from the injustices done to black people and focus on armed white men's rights.

Why do liberals constantly talk race, race, race.

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