Let's discuss the Minneapolis riots

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  1. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    This is accurate. We still don't see any resistance after being placed in cuffs however and he was led away from his vehicle without protest. At one point he stumbles or trips and lands on the ground next to a cruiser but it doesn't appear to be the same spot where he expired.
     
  2. Lockback

    Lockback Polymerlicious!

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    1) Cops used deadly force in a situation that didn't call for it. It's videoed and goes viral and make those police officers look really, really bad. The suspect died. He shouldn't have.
    2) Race-baiting politicians and "neighborhood organizers", backed by Far Left groups, quickly organize protests, which is within their rights. But these almost always go sideways in these communities. It quickly goes from a protest to a riot. It's an excuse for people to get free stuff and ruin things. And they do it gleefully. Because their family and social structures are broken and have been for decades.
    It's a story as old as society itself. And it's pathetic.
     
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    Government is afraid of the black population and will not stop any riots just build them new better homes and stores. What we learned from Watts ,Liberty city and most other riots is they let them burn.
     
  4. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Fair lady, your chariot awaits.

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    It's positively abhorrent that the police are not allowed to prevent such heinous crime in their own jurisdiction. Disgraceful.

    If I were king the rioters would have been hit so hard, they'd never even think of trying it again. (and before anyone tries to play the semantics card with me, I said "rioters", not "protesters"... there's a crystal clear difference.)
     
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    When I see someone fight with the police over nothing, I'm always grateful that the police are there and I wish they could fight the criminals harder. I could only imagine what the criminal would be willing to do to a regular person, if they will do that to the police.
     
  6. Dukeboy01

    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

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    Minneapolis did have just the reverse a few years ago when the Somali cop freaked out and shot the white female complainant.

    He stayed on the force until he was arrested several weeks later. Then he was allowed to resign.

    And white people (mostly just her relatives and friends) protested a bit, but there was no rioting or looting even though it took weeks for justice to be served.
     
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    Actually, I lived just a couple of blocks north of Lake Street from 1981 to 1989 and in Loring Park for over 2 years before that. It wasn't bad then. May well have changed.
     
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    EOS National Capitalist

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    Ol’ Talcum X still at it.
     
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    Ah Ha, different standard applied....
     
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    Now gentlemen, you're running the risk of getting deleted and locked out of the thread.
     
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    Job market sucks right now, FYI.
     
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    That’s not the argument. It’s a mantra that if you don’t resist, things like this don’t happen. It’s attempt with the edited video to subtlety say, “if you are Black, no matter what you do or don’t do, police are going to kill you”.
    That’s the objection to the edited video or to the argument that there was never any resistance to the arrest.

    The fight was over and the cop should have turned the man on his side.
     
  13. walkinguf61

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    It wasn’t deadly force used. I think you will find his death wasn’t a choke but rather positional aspiration or cocaine inducted psychosis.
    It wasn’t “deadly force” as it is defined. It would be the same if someone was stuffed in a trunk of a car in a bad position and couldn’t move. Same results.
     
  14. Jonesee

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    I was posting the reality.

    You're posting the theory of how it should have gone. For the record I agree it should have happened as you say,

    In reality, the cop killed the guy (apparently and allegedly)
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    We'll see. Kneeling on his carotid is a blood choke hold.
     
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    You have to wonder how sensible (Republican) law abiding black Americans feel after these riots. Whenever there’s a legitimate beef, it’s overshadowed by looting and riots. I would be embarrassed and angry at the same time.
     
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    HalfHazzard Señor Member

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    Really only a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Judo black belt is qualified to make this determination. They’re the professional experts in choking things.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Well played....
     
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  19. HalfHazzard

    HalfHazzard Señor Member

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    Just because some has a little bit of choke training and does it every now and then doesn’t make them a professional at it.

    BJJ and Judo Black belts have years of training and practice at choking - far more than your average person.
     
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    Not a single tax dollar should go to rebuild that area. Let the people have what they want; burned-out shells of former places of employment for the few with jobs.
     
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