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Minneapolis policeman kills man

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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

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Very sad, on many fronts.



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This was just disgusting. How have these guys not been arrested yet?!



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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by hokeyfine » Thu May 28, 2020 11:32 am

i believe they are waiting for the autopsy and the official cause of death. then charges will be filed



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Post by ilovethecats » Thu May 28, 2020 11:52 am

hokeyfine wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:32 am
i believe they are waiting for the autopsy and the official cause of death. then charges will be filed
Oh great. So they'll list it as a Covid death and this idiot will get off scott free..... :-#



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Post by iaafan » Thu May 28, 2020 3:49 pm

ilovethecats wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:52 am
hokeyfine wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:32 am
i believe they are waiting for the autopsy and the official cause of death. then charges will be filed
Oh great. So they'll list it as a Covid death and this idiot will get off scott free..... :-#
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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by ilovethecats » Thu May 28, 2020 11:42 pm

iaafan wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:49 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:52 am
hokeyfine wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:32 am
i believe they are waiting for the autopsy and the official cause of death. then charges will be filed
Oh great. So they'll list it as a Covid death and this idiot will get off scott free..... :-#
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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by ilovethecats » Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 am

A bit surprised there’s not a ton of talk about this. I won’t get political, I won’t point fingers.

A man was murdered, on camera, in broad daylight. If it was a griz player flipping me off as I’m chanting ESG, GCG this thread would be 20 pages on how classless we all are.

Guys, a man was literally killed while we watched, I’m sure I’ll be told I’m extreme or bizarre, but I’m way more worried about this garbage than I am the virus.



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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by wbtfg » Fri May 29, 2020 5:27 am

ilovethecats wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 am
A bit surprised there’s not a ton of talk about this. I won’t get political, I won’t point fingers.

A man was murdered, on camera, in broad daylight. If it was a griz player flipping me off as I’m chanting ESG, GCG this thread would be 20 pages on how classless we all are.

Guys, a man was literally killed while we watched, I’m sure I’ll be told I’m extreme or bizarre, but I’m way more worried about this garbage than I am the virus.
It happens so often, I think we’ve all become desensitized to it. Similar to school shootings.



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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by 91catAlum » Fri May 29, 2020 6:14 am

ilovethecats wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 am
A bit surprised there’s not a ton of talk about this. I won’t get political, I won’t point fingers.

A man was murdered, on camera, in broad daylight. If it was a griz player flipping me off as I’m chanting ESG, GCG this thread would be 20 pages on how classless we all are.

Guys, a man was literally killed while we watched, I’m sure I’ll be told I’m extreme or bizarre, but I’m way more worried about this garbage than I am the virus.
I think it's disgusting. When most everyone is in agreement on something, you won't see the high page numbers as when people disagree and argue back and forth.

That cop will be charged with either manslaughter or 2nd degree murder, if he isn't killed and doesn't commit suicide before then. That's the best outcome at this point. There's no bringing back the victim unfortunately.

I also disagree with the consequent rioting and looting. I certainly understand the anger behind it. But it doesn't help or honor the victim in any way to burn down someone's business or smash out the windows and steal from an innocent person. Those people need to be charged as well. But that's a tangent.
What happened to George Floyd is disgusting, wrong, maddening, I'm not even sure what words to use because none of them seem strong enough.


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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by ilovethecats » Fri May 29, 2020 6:59 am

wbtfg wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:27 am
ilovethecats wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 am
A bit surprised there’s not a ton of talk about this. I won’t get political, I won’t point fingers.

A man was murdered, on camera, in broad daylight. If it was a griz player flipping me off as I’m chanting ESG, GCG this thread would be 20 pages on how classless we all are.

Guys, a man was literally killed while we watched, I’m sure I’ll be told I’m extreme or bizarre, but I’m way more worried about this garbage than I am the virus.
It happens so often, I think we’ve all become desensitized to it. Similar to school shootings.
Man. You are so right on this it’s ridiculous.

Maybe I’m more sensitive to it in our current climate. We’ll shut down our entire lives because they tell us to. People are totally terrified of a virus. But we watch a man get murdered and it’s business as usual. It’s tough.

Remember the uproar last year when athletes had the audacity to kneel during the anthem? To raise awareness? And they were called every name in the book, and even told to leave our country? This. This is why they kneeled.

Ironically, even a cop kneeling on a black mans neck for 10 minutes won’t be enough for some people to see what happens in our country.

I won’t talk about this one anymore. Just hope people have the same passion about racial injustice as they do a virus. Unlikely though.



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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by MSU01 » Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am

Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."


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Post by 91catAlum » Fri May 29, 2020 11:41 am

This is the officer who killed George Floyd:



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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by 91catAlum » Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am

MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
How about looting? Is looting the language of the unheard?
No excuse for destroying people's businesses, innocent people who have nothing to do with a murderous cop.



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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by MSU01 » Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm

91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
How about looting? Is looting the language of the unheard?
No excuse for destroying people's businesses, innocent people who have nothing to do with a murderous cop.

The entire situation is horrible. I never said otherwise. But the only way out is to stop vilifying those with different experiences, different viewpoints, and different methods of peacefully protesting and to start LISTENING to them and taking action to fix the issues they're protesting about.


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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by 91catAlum » Fri May 29, 2020 12:56 pm

MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
How about looting? Is looting the language of the unheard?
No excuse for destroying people's businesses, innocent people who have nothing to do with a murderous cop.

The entire situation is horrible. I never said otherwise. But the only way out is to stop vilifying those with different experiences, different viewpoints, and different methods of peacefully protesting and to start LISTENING to them and taking action to fix the issues they're protesting about.
Yes you did, at least you implied otherwise. When you quote that "riots are the language of the unheard" then you are implying that those people have a right to destroy and steal other people's property, innocent people.

Pretty sure the entire country is listening, and has been. What do you suggest we do to avoid this situation in the future?


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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by coachouert » Fri May 29, 2020 12:59 pm

91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:56 pm
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
How about looting? Is looting the language of the unheard?
No excuse for destroying people's businesses, innocent people who have nothing to do with a murderous cop.

The entire situation is horrible. I never said otherwise. But the only way out is to stop vilifying those with different experiences, different viewpoints, and different methods of peacefully protesting and to start LISTENING to them and taking action to fix the issues they're protesting about.
Yes you did, at least you implied otherwise. When you quote that "riots are the language of the unheard" then you are implying that those people have a right to destroy and steal other people's property, innocent people.

Pretty sure the entire country is listening, and has been. What do you suggest we do to avoid this situation in the future?
If the entire country is listening, then why does this keep happening?


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Post by 91catAlum » Fri May 29, 2020 1:10 pm

coachouert wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:59 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:56 pm
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
How about looting? Is looting the language of the unheard?
No excuse for destroying people's businesses, innocent people who have nothing to do with a murderous cop.

The entire situation is horrible. I never said otherwise. But the only way out is to stop vilifying those with different experiences, different viewpoints, and different methods of peacefully protesting and to start LISTENING to them and taking action to fix the issues they're protesting about.
Yes you did, at least you implied otherwise. When you quote that "riots are the language of the unheard" then you are implying that those people have a right to destroy and steal other people's property, innocent people.

Pretty sure the entire country is listening, and has been. What do you suggest we do to avoid this situation in the future?
If the entire country is listening, then why does this keep happening?
I'm not sure. I guess because there are alot of cops who abuse their power. And some who are racist.
What can we do as a country to make this go away?


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Re: Minneapolis policeman kills man

Post by MSU01 » Fri May 29, 2020 1:13 pm

91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:56 pm
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:45 am
MSU01 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Perhaps if people had spent less time vilifying athletes for protesting peacefully and more time paying attention to the problems that led to the protests, we wouldn't be in this position right now.

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
How about looting? Is looting the language of the unheard?
No excuse for destroying people's businesses, innocent people who have nothing to do with a murderous cop.

The entire situation is horrible. I never said otherwise. But the only way out is to stop vilifying those with different experiences, different viewpoints, and different methods of peacefully protesting and to start LISTENING to them and taking action to fix the issues they're protesting about.
Yes you did, at least you implied otherwise. When you quote that "riots are the language of the unheard" then you are implying that those people have a right to destroy and steal other people's property, innocent people.

Pretty sure the entire country is listening, and has been. What do you suggest we do to avoid this situation in the future?
The entire country has not been listening. If they were listening, they'd be spending less time organizing pointless boycotts of Nike and blacklisting players from the NFL, and more time having a conversation to come up with solutions to the systemic problems that exist. "Riots are the language of the unheard" does not justify rioting or looting. It states that the reason why the rioting and looting is happening is because the people with the power to bring about meaningful change have NOT been listening to the peaceful protests, and the repeated calls for action as these type of incidents happen again and again and again with a frightfully similar pattern.

What do I suggest we do? For starters, Congress should pass the Resolution to Condemn Police Brutality that's being introduced today. They can follow that up by passing the Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act introduced back in 2018, that addresses choke holds or other actions that hinder a suspect's ability to breathe. The President can then sign both of those and stay the ****** off Twitter.


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