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U.S. police officer who kneeled on black man's neck charged with third-degree murder

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China should sanction the US for these human rights violations.

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I think the thug with a badge deserves a 2nd degree murder charge. Looking at the video, Chauvin dug his knee deeper into to Floyd's neck after in became apparent to everybody on the scene that Floyd was unconscious. Chauvin maintained a smug face the whole time, striking the pose of a big game hunter leaning over his prize. To me, that shows intent. Not premeditated; but Chauvin watched Floyd's life drain from his body with indifference and drove his knee in deeper as Floyd took his last breaths. But I understand that a manslaughter charge has a near certainty of sticking more than a higher charge.

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There are three more officers that need to be charged as soon as possible. They are accessories to murder as well.

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The US interpretations of legal protections by the SCOTUS has gone too far towards protecting law enforcement since they first began doing that 60-something years ago.

Police training has become far too aggressive and needs to step back to the Andy Griffin methods for initial contacts, not Judge Dredd methods. And the courts need to drastically change their protection of police at any cost rulings.

If there are 3 cops on 1 guy and they cannot subdue him within 30 seconds, then there's a problem. The cops need to be better trained or get more help.

Every death while either being held or captured by police needs a federal investigation. Local and state officials have proven they cannot be trusted with those investigations.

We owe this to our fellow citizens. One day, it might be you, your spouse, your child, or grandchild being arrested by the police. Don't they deserve the best, safest, treatment, possible too?

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Over 100,000 dead from Covid and rising.

40 million people out of work.

White police murdering black suspects.

It's going to be long, hot and dangerous summer.

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I am in shock that an American reporter on American soil was arrested. What is happening to our country?

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It's about time they charged the former officer with murder. It was pretty obvious.

Trump as expected showed exactly how much of a wanna be dictator he thinks he can be with his tweet (which also violated Twitters TOS and EULA.

"Just spoke to (Minnesota) Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

For the Trump culters that posts here, I want to remind you what I said about "A military of a country is meant to protect it's people. If a so called leader or government attempts to use the military against it's own people, they're not good leaders, but tyrants and dictators...."

Trump is the type of person that doesn't recall the importance of the Kent State incident and how it affected what kind of country we chose to be. Hint: We didn't want to be like China's CCP or the USSR...

I don't condone the looters and rioters (they violated the rights of other American citizens that were not involved), but with the COVID lock down and this situation popping, people wanted to use it as an excuse to outlet their stress and anger.

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As I knew the officer would be charged. A lot of people said he wasn’t going to be and it was obvious he was and the others involved as well, it took awhile, but we are finally here and good on Ellison to make sure that happened. But now people need to calm down, stop looting and rioting and stop making excuses for bad conduct.

I don't condone the looters and rioters (they violated the rights of other American citizens that were not involved), but with the COVID lock down and this situation popping, people wanted to use it as an excuse to outlet their stress and anger.

I wholeheartedly agree.

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The George Floyd case shows how white women like Central Park Karen don't realize that when they call the police in America and make up a lie about being threatened by a black person, they are risking that person's life.

When you're white in the US and the police are talking to you, you may be in fear for your freedom. When your black in the US and the police are talking to you, you fear for your life.

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I think it all sums up to this on all aspects of American society:

https://ideapod.com/15-clear-signs-youre-suffering-from-self-entitlement/

When you're white in the US and the police are talking to you, you may be in fear for your freedom. When your black in the US and the police are talking to you, you fear for your life.

Not completely true, I've had my experiences with the local police in my city and while some were bad (I can probably only name 2 in my entire lifetime), in general as long as one wasn't acting like a fool and doing something stupid, you had nothing to worry about. It also depends on county/state/country though.

I'm more worried about having to deal with my "fellow" Americans than I do with those who are expected to uphold my rights and are required to take an oath to do so.

I run into enough self entitled "fellow" Americans that don't have a badge than any that do. I'm on such good terms with law enforcement here, they ask me what happened instead of, "what are you doing?"

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I am in shock that an American reporter on American soil was arrested. What is happening to our country?

Why shock? He's "black". White policeman murders a black citizen on camera. No shock there, either, since we've seen it countless times before. The shocking point is that he only gets a third-degree murder charge despite his egregious act of violence. He was only charged at all because the crime was captured on video and for the political necessity of throwing a sop to the outraged public rioting in the streets. As long as Amerika continues to give cops "a license to kill" minorities and the poor with little fear of retribution power-drunk cops like their poster-boy in Minneapolis will never be reined in. This is the truth that should shock all Americans dreaming of "the city on a hill", yet still living with "Jim Crow" in their hearts.

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There are three more officers that need to be charged as soon as possible. They are accessories to murder as well.

I'm glad they finally charged the police officer and agree that the others should be charged.

I'm more worried about having to deal with my "fellow" Americans than I do with those who are expected to uphold my rights and are required to take an oath to do so.

Yep, whether it's police or people, there are good who abhor racism and show love and respect while there are others who treat others poorly, rudely and show racist tendencies. America is a mixed bag and each person and place should be openly looked at, before judgment.

I run into enough self entitled "fellow" Americans that don't have a badge than any that do. I'm on such good terms with law enforcement here, they ask me what happened instead of, "what are you doing?"

Often how people treat others reflect upon themselves. I have a feeling you're a nice person and get that kindness returned to you.

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The Avenger

I am in shock that an American reporter on American soil was arrested. What is happening to our country?

The white guy from the same broadcaster a few meters away wasn't arrested. Go figure.

HonestDictator

I think it all sums up to this on all aspects of American society:

"When you're white in the US and the police are talking to you, you may be in fear for your freedom. When your black in the US and the police are talking to you, you fear for your life."

Not completely true, I've had my experiences with the local police in my city and while some were bad (I can probably only name 2 in my entire lifetime), in general as long as one wasn't acting like a fool and doing something stupid, you had nothing to worry about.

Your experiences don't invalidate those of others. And you'd have to be blind to not realise there's a problem in the US with regards to how minorities are treated by the police, in particular: black men.

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How about arresting the other 3 scum police that were at the scene? Absolute lowlives. I have seen footage of dozens of police cars fleeing their police station like cowards, as the protesters encircled them. Not so tough when they are outnumbered.

I stand with the protesters. Go after the Minnesota police and teach them a lesson!

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The other officers should also be charged. None of them tried to prevent the death. Two of then were on the victim also.

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As I knew the officer would be charged.

Nonsense. It took violent protest to effect the charge. The lack of violent protest is why the cop who murdered Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, was never charged. People protested peacefully then, so nothing. The only way there is going to be justice here is if the people up the ante on cop violence.

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Since the invention of cell phone cameras, practically every evil in the world has been exposed.

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Nonsense. It took violent protest to effect the charge.

Now you’re making stupid excuses for bad behavior of thugs.

The lack of violent protest is why the cop who murdered Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, was never charged.

You can’t say that because the circumstances and demographics were totally different.

People protested peacefully then, so nothing. The only way there is going to be justice here is if the people up the ante on cop violence.

Ok, so don’t condone bad behavior and let anarchy and subvert the rule of law and thuggish behavior rule.

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 in general as long as one wasn't acting like a fool and doing something stupid, you had nothing to worry about. 

So we don't even have the freedom to do something stupid now? The only people not doing something stupid during a typical day already don't have a pulse. Nobody is perfect. And American cops will call anything you do stupid, including reaching for your wallet when they demand you show ID.

Anyway Botham Jean, Christopher Roupe, Rekia Boyd, Amadou Diallo, Aiyana Jones, Justine Damond, Atatiana Jefferson, and Breonna Taylor are but a handful of %100 innocent people doing nothing at all who would tell you that simply existing is an easy way to get killed by America cops.

As for George Floyd, cops were called about the use of a counterfeit $20 bill. I was given one by my father accidentally and I might have used it myself if my now ex-wife did not notice the paper seemed too thick. So we may be talking about a completely innocent man here. Police claimed he "appeared to be under the influence" which is obviously just something they say as an excuse to accost anyone who may have so much as an itchy nose.

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There are three more officers that need to be charged as soon as possible. They are accessories to murder as well.

Especially Tou Thao who was standing right next to him watching the whole time.

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@SimondB

Over 100,000 dead from Covid and rising.

40 million people out of work.

White police murdering black suspects.

Having a good wank to all the danger-porn?

It's going to be long, hot and dangerous summer.

Can you see me flipping you the bird in your crystal ball?

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I suspect the nonchalant and disrespectful attitude of the officers who killed Floyd reflected the attitude of their department. They clearly did not fear consequences of their behavior, which attests to how much they and their fellow officers get away with on a daily basis. These aren't rogue cops. Cops who kill are never rogue cops. They are representative of our police culture.

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This is why I vote Independent while everyone else here and in the U.S. follows 2 parties(Republican and Democrat) like sheep. One party calls victims "thug" and should be shot. The other Democrat(governor of Minnesota and mayor of Minneapolis) does nothing either and takes days to speak out, let everyone destroy the entire neighborhood and endanger lives. They are using this and thinking of strategies to win votes for the upcoming election instead of anybody doing anything.

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U.S. police officer who kneeled on black man's neck charged with third-degree murder

From the video I have seen that would have been murder regardless of the race of the victim. Why does the media turn every story where the victim is black into a "race" narrative? They never do that when the victim is white.

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I am so sad, and angry about so many things happening in America these days. But I am so grateful, and relieved that I left that country 20 years ago. Hopefully things can start to turn this November.

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Ok, so don’t condone bad behavior and let anarchy and subvert the rule of law and thuggish behavior rule.

The best refutation of the above platitude is Trevor Noah's latest Youtube comment on the "broken contract" that led to the outburst of anger and rioting, summed up in his words, "Police in America are looting black bodies" (every day).

The worst comments come from Mississippi mayor, Hal Marx: "if you can talk, you can breathe". “Why in the world would anyone choose to become a PoliceOfficer in our society today?” "If you are talking about the incident in MN, I didn’t see anything unreasonable. If you can say you can't breathe, you’re breathing. Most likely that man died of overdose or heart attack," with no evidence. He also said that the police involved were being "crucified."

The murdered black activist, Malcolm X, knew exactly what those rioters were feeling: " That's not a chip on my shoulder. That's your foot on my neck"

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More blacks per capta are killed by cops than whites. More blacks per capita are in prisons than whites.

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America needs community based police forces.

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What happened in MN will be repeated again in other states when the police force harbors racists armored in uniforms.

Media that babysits da-kine subtle racism in its ranks are also a spark that can easily turn peace into a bonfire wherein racists will multiply and thrive .

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Why does the media turn every story where the victim is black into a "race" narrative? 

Primarily because it gets a response from the people. When the victim is White everyone shrugs, even most of the White people. But when the victim is Black, Black people pay attention and call attention and then even White people start to notice. The press has not been charged with your education. They are a business that profits from attention.

That said the "race" narrative is often a mistake. Its actually the difference between the many White and Black cultures that is the core problem. Common Black culture lingo and other norms are often interpreted as disrespect by self important White bullies in blue uniforms who don't even deserve respect in the first place. But that said, continued and real racism is often built on that foundation of culture difference as dumb people assume "all people of race X are like this".

But yes, there have been many White people murdered by cops who should have also gotten a funeral riot. But since White people could not be bothered so neither could Black people. Black people are paying attention and that is why we have BLM and there is no WLM.

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Kinda funny to me. People so outraged over what happened to this man, that they decide the best way to react is to loot a Target and burn it down. And the same people could give no cares when black people kill other black people in record numbers.

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 And the same people could give no cares when black people kill other black people in record numbers.

We rather expect to be killed by random criminals rather than by the people our tax money pay to arm and who are supposed to protect us.

People so outraged over what happened to this man, that they decide the best way to react is to loot a Target and burn it down.

If you believe there was another way to get this rather rare indictment of a murdering cop started, now is the time to suggest it. While you peck away at your keyboard those people are out making things happen.

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America needs community based police forces.

No, we really don’t.

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I'm glad to see the Trump supporters here condemn the police officers involved, but I wish they'd go a step further and acknowledge the hate speech emanating from their President over the past four years has escalated racial tensions and emboldened the sick white supremacists in our society who commit these crimes. This officer is not "very fine people"...

David Duke said it clearly in 2017; “We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said from the rally, calling it a “turning point.” “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”

It's going back alright - right to the era of the Confederate flag...

https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/04/15/whitmer-stay-home-order-protest-turns-into-trump-celebration-with-confederate-flags-and-guns/

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I'm glad to see the Trump supporters here condemn the police officers involved, but I wish they'd go a step further and acknowledge the hate speech emanating from their President

I wish liberals would condone the uprising of the looters in the thuggish rioters, now these opportunities are attacking the CNN building and some of them in LA have started to shoot small fire arms.

over the past four years has escalated racial tensions and emboldened the sick white supremacists in our society who commit these crimes. This officer is not "very fine people"...

Which he did not say and which liberals have completely edited that entire context, fully and totally dishonest.

David Duke said it clearly in 2017; “We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said from the rally, calling it a “turning point.” “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”

When you have black store owners writing “this is a black owned store”, that is inciting racial tension, which is codeword for you may attack other stores but I am black just as you, so please don’t attack mine

It's going back alright - right to the era of the Confederate flag.

That Democrats founded.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

America needs community based police forces.

It needs to be dismantled, like the former Soviet Union. And then it must learn the lessons of that break up and not fall into a breeding ground for oligarchs and gangsterism. Hmmm, it kind of is, currently.

A smaller more containable USA (and Russia and China) is preferrable to the super power situation which propels the capitalist narrative to its inevitable conclusion - the workers set against each other, rather than their shameless masters.

But, oddly, the elite seem hell-bent on assuring their own downfall. Everything is short-term with them. Especially the lives of the ordinary people, especially black people.

Certainly the police force is rife with racists, opportunists and chancers. It needs disbanding, then rebuilding like the RUC was in NI.

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It needs to be dismantled,

But that will never happen, next?

But, oddly, the elite seem hell-bent on assuring their own downfall.

again that will never happen, unless you support a government like Somalia.

Everything is short-term with them. Especially the lives of the ordinary people, especially black people.

And as long as blacks continue to support liberal policies and support the same politicians that won’t change

Certainly the police force is rife with racists, opportunists and chancers. It needs disbanding, then rebuilding like the RUC was in NI.

In truth you have recess on both sides do you have black racist police officers any of white racist police officers

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

I am in shock that an American reporter on American soil was arrested. What is happening to our country?

Im not. I watched the whole event. What was amazing is that the MSM never misses an opportunity to link everything to racism, and suddenly the tragedy that happened to Mr. Floyd was side tracked, and it became all about them, suggesting it was racism. I was trying to get facts about the precinct building burning and the event but the whole coverage was about some reporter who got arrested. Who cares.

They were at ground zero, and the officers precinct building just destroyed; an act of domestic terrorism or war. They should of cleared it with the police chief before being there.

Good news the tyrant cop is being charged with murder. I want to know more about that, instead of what happens to reporters who arent cleared in a war zone.

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I'm glad to see the Trump supporters here condemn the police officers involved, but I wish they'd go a step further and acknowledge the hate speech emanating from their President

I wish liberals would condone the uprising of the looters in the thuggish rioters, now these opportunities are attacking the CNN building and some of them in LA have started to shoot small fire arms.

Condoned. Though I would suggest that the link between the violence and some far-right undercover instigators be investigated.

over the past four years has escalated racial tensions and emboldened the sick white supremacists in our society who commit these crimes. This officer is not "very fine people"...

Which he did not say and which liberals have completely edited that entire context, fully and totally dishonest.

And which Trump's supporters will continually try to deny, even though it's there in black and white...

David Duke said it clearly in 2017; “We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said from the rally, calling it a “turning point.” “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”

When you have black store owners writing “this is a black owned store”, that is inciting racial tension, which is codeword for you may attack other stores but I am black just as you, so please don’t attack mine

Hmmmmm....nothing about David Duke...tacit support I guess...

It's going back alright - right to the era of the Confederate flag.

That Democrats founded.

Sure, the Trump supporter holding the Confederate flag and the Trump 2020 banner is a Dem, right?

https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/04/15/whitmer-stay-home-order-protest-turns-into-trump-celebration-with-confederate-flags-and-guns/

5 ( +5 / -0 )

They were at ground zero, and the officers precinct building just destroyed; an act of domestic terrorism or war.

It was an heroic act of defiance.

The war on black lives has been waged for centuries. What is it some of our right wing contributors say?

Oh yes, you reap what you sow.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I'm glad to see the Trump supporters here condemn the police officers involved, but I wish they'd go a step further and acknowledge the hate speech emanating from their President over the past four years has escalated racial tensions and emboldened the sick white supremacists in our society who commit these crimes.

It has nothing to do with Trump. I was in the military during the Rodney King situation and many military folks were posted in LA, the same riot and war type zone environment you see here. This has been going on for decades now. Like everything, there is always an untold, underlying story. Social media is more developed now but its the same thing.

To readers not from the US, Minn. is actually a very nice place. Brutal winters and the folks talk a bit different but I really like it there. Dont let people not from the US or haters influence your view of how it is everywhere.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

It was an heroic act of defiance

Interesting how the mayor and others distanced themselves from the event, but after the town went up in smoke, time to reclaim and bring in the guard.

So, people who were not involved, like private citizens whos business were burned...help me make the connection..they are just collateral damage?

Im trying to find something heroic about that.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

While you peck away at your keyboard those people are out making things happen.

From interviews I am watching with people from the neighborhood in and around Lake Street, many upon many are upset about the outcome. The barbershops, supermarkets, gas stations, clothing spots, liquor stores, laundromats, library, bars, shoe stores, etc that they frequented their whole lives have been destroyed or burned to a crisp. Many were pillars of the community and Black-owned. Some even put up signs on the windows that said "Black-owned" which didn't faze anyone. People could just walk over due to the convenience and now many mentioned that they have to drive for miles just to buy food for live. Might I mention there were many out of state license plates. One guy said in the shoe shop they were looting, he chatted with people driving in from Chicago and other States.

As we destroy our own communities, the powers that be are watching at home laughing in the safety of their own abodes. Most of these businesses will never reopen because Covid had already most of them skating in thin ice. The revolution could have been taken to the rich part of town, then people would care and make a swift change. Did you notice the police and national guard weren't deployed for 2 days after most of the community was gone? The powers that be did nothing and said naw, just let them do what they want.

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If I was filming the Floyd incident, out of just personal conviction, and I heard the man say "I cant breath", I would of immediately notified another cop and called 911. Thats just who I am. I dont know the circumstances at the event but not clear why that wasnt done.

These kind of tyrants are everywhere, Dem Repub or no affliation. I know it when I see it.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Condoned. Though I would suggest that the link between the violence and some far-right undercover instigators be investigated.

Democrats?

And which Trump's supporters will continually try to deny, even though it's there in black and white...

Not deny, here is the full context: Those people – all of those people, excuse me – I've condemned neo-Nazis. I've condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

Sure, the Trump supporter holding the Confederate flag and the Trump 2020 banner is a Dem, right?

Did you talk to him?

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It was an heroic act of defiance.

The war on black lives has been waged for centuries. What is it some of our right wing contributors say?

Oh yes, you reap what you sow.

And the thugs that caused this unrest will definitely reap what they sow.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Risk of being killed by police use-of-force in the U.S. by age, race/ethnicity, and sex

“For young men of color, police use of force is among the leading causes of death.”

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/police_mort_open.pdf

"Police killed at least 104 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. (See which police departments were responsible for these deaths)"

"36% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population"

"Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015"

https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed

At the end of 2017, federal and state prisons in the United States held about 475,900 inmates who were black and 436,500 who were white – a difference of 39,400, but the black people of the U.S. are only 13%.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/04/30/shrinking-gap-between-number-of-blacks-and-whites-in-prison/

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strangerland:

When you're white in the US and the police are talking to you, you may be in fear for your freedom. When your black in the US and the police are talking to you, you fear for your life.

Do you have figures to back that up, or are you just repeating the race-baiting touted by the "mainstream" media?

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WilliB

Do you have figures to back that up, or are you just repeating the race-baiting touted by the "mainstream" media?

I have just posted them. Not even on CNN?

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Condoned. Though I would suggest that the link between the violence and some far-right undercover instigators be investigated.

Democrats?

Ask them...

And which Trump's supporters will continually try to deny, even though it's there in black and white...

Not deny, here is the full context: Those people – all of those people, excuse me – I've condemned neo-Nazis. I've condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

As I said, continue to deny..."you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides."

Sure, the Trump supporter holding the Confederate flag and the Trump 2020 banner is a Dem, right?

Did you talk to him?

Uh, no - I saw his AR-15, Confederate flag and Trump 2020 Banner - do you think he's a Democrat? Maybe all of them were Democrats, right?

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Ask them...

You made the accusation.

As I said, continue to deny..."you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides."

As you deny he said both sides where he included Antifa.

Uh, no - I saw his AR-15, Confederate flag and Trump 2020 Banner - do you think he's a Democrat?

How would I know. Harry Reid is a fun and NRA supporter so it’s possible.

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The UK, Australia, France and Germany must ask the UN to convene an emergency session to condemn the killings of African Americans by the police in MN and other parts of the USA.

Moreover the WHO must prepare for a second tidal wave of COVID-19 arising from the widespread riots without masks and social distancing in the entire USA!

Never mind what Trump did! The WHO must still help the American people!

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The UK, Australia, France and Germany must ask the UN to convene an emergency session to condemn the killings of African Americans by the police in MN and other parts of the USA.

How about Japan? They also must condemn the US police behaviour in the strongest possible way.

I have just seen footage in of police in NY pushing an unarmed small black woman to the ground. She was injured, and is now in ER. (Footage is on Twitter). It is lucky that protesters are so far showing incredible restraint against these coward thug cops.

Hopefully cops all over the US are going to be taught a big lesson in the coming hours and days, and the protesters push back at them with everything at their disposal. Power to the protesters!

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Ask them...

You made the accusation.

You asked the question; "Democrats?" So, ask them....

As I said, continue to deny..."you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides."

As you deny he said both sides where he included Antifa.

Yep, both sides, white supremacists and Antifa - so there's "very fine people" in both those groups? Point proven.

Uh, no - I saw his AR-15, Confederate flag and Trump 2020 Banner - do you think he's a Democrat?

How would I know. Harry Reid is a fun and NRA supporter so it’s possible.

Sure, all those armed, Trump supporters holding confederate flags and Trump 2020 banners are Democrat "Libs" who are for gun control and Obamacare. Thanks for the joke...

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This is what happens when you have a racist in the White House, talking about fine people on both sides (Charlottesville), dog whistling fellow racists with guns and badges to "go for it", as it were. A racist without a clue, trying to distract from his disastrous regime, his incompetent non-handling of the Covid 19 crisis, by mouthing off about China. What a pitiful state the U.S. is in. Pitiful!! If he is not kicked out at the next election, you KNOW democracy has definitively been snuffed out (by censorship, voter suppression etc.) in the so-called beacon of democracy. Shame on you Trump apologists!

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You asked the question; "Democrats?" So, ask them....

Not me, you are the one questioning and making the accusation

Sure, all those armed, Trump supporters holding confederate flags

if you’re born in the South, that’s your culture, where was Carter born again?

and Trump 2020 banners are Democrat "Libs"

Some

who are for gun control and Obamacare.

Ask Harry Reid.

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