George Floyd and the police brutality debate

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  1. Suedey

    Suedey The name is Rosé. Champagne Rosé.

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    Yes - on twitter, but the backlash was amazing. And quite rightly so.

    Oh you're being too soft on him!
     
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    Another black man has been shot dead at a Wendy's drive-thru in Atlanta. Apparently the guy was drunk and asleep at his car but TWO policemen (!) were unable to de-escalate the situation and it ended up with him grabbing a taser and running away, so they shot him dead. There are several videos around but I can't bear to watch them.
     
  4. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    I think he tasered the cop too when things got heated. But I can't quite figure out why they instigated a confrontation with him. What was he allegedly doing wrong?
     
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    He was asleep in the drive-thru... I mean how that ends up in being shot I do not know.
     
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    He did operate the car before sleeping in it so it was a clear DUI. I saw the footage and he was clearly drunk, but friendly. It was when he resisted and ran away (due to being intoxicated). Still, they had his details, car and registration so even if he got away they could just track him down and arrest him later. I don't get the level of force they think is warranted with these situations.
     
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    The police should be able to de-escalate a drunk person without it leading to a shoot out. Pub landlords do it every day.
     
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    It's not even just that. The police have an ARRAY of tools at their disposal to apprehend someone. You can't tell me that they only had ONE taser between them and the only choice they had left against A DRUNKARD was to shoot him.

    I don't think you can ask for an easier arrest than a drunk person. He's basically already pre-tasered.
     
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    Policing in the US is out of control and has been for decades. The response to many of the systemic and institutionalised problems seems to have been militarisation.
     
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    ButterTart Didn't we have fun?

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    ...and they responded by releasing a bio-weapon via a couple of bats that pumps us full of 5G while we sleep. Or something.
     
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  12. octophone

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    So do nursing and other medical staff, shop assistants, railway and other transport staff etc etc.
     
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    ButterTart Didn't we have fun?

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    I mean WHO HASN'T?

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    I once again made the mistake of firing up LBC and talk on there (Ian Payne) was getting worryingly similar. One of the narratives being that racism is black people's fault for doing so much crime.
     
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    Anyway...back to the subject #defundthepolice
     
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    This is extremely funny, to me:
     
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    Like they didn't even disrespect her or anything, they were blatantly just fucking BUSY! And obviously someone who'd have a meltdown over not getting their McMuffin in a timely manner is just the type you want roaming the streets with a state-sanctioned firearm :eyes:
     
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    American McDonald's is one shake away from being a prison cafeteria. ALL of them.
     
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    Black Lives Matter UK have tweeted in support of a free Palestine.



    Grassroots doing what political parties in the UK won't do.
     
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  21. Phoenix

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    Look at these 2 bozos



     
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    Think that sums up everything that is wrong with America nicely.
     
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    Is this a picture of J.K. Rowling?
     
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    This is my favourite I think

     
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    This is very powerful:
     
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  30. Phoenix

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    Things look quite awful in the states with what’s happening in Portland and all the videos of police still beating people.
     

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