White men mocked George Floyd’s death at a protest.

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  1. RussP

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    White men mocked George Floyd’s death at a protest.

    June 10, 2020 at 6:12 a.m. EDT

    As a peaceful Black Lives Matter march made its way through Franklin Township, N.J., the group protesting against police brutality and systemic racism walked past a white man kneeling on the neck of another white man in a mocking reenactment of George Floyd’s death.

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    The men were part of a group of white counterprotesters with flags supporting President Trump and “Blue Lives Matter” that barked, “Black lives matter to no one,” and “Police lives matter,” at those marching on Monday to remember Floyd, the unarmed black man whose death after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes has sparked widespread protests.

    “This is what happens when you don’t comply with the cops!” yelled the man who was kneeling on the other man’s neck, according to a video shared to social media. “Comply with the cops and this wouldn’t have happened! He didn’t comply!” (Floyd did indeed comply with police, according to the criminal complaint filed against the officers.)

    The man added, “It’s his fault he’s dead, not the cop!”

    ...one of the men in the video, a corrections officer, has been suspended, while another was fired from his job at FedEx.
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    :steamed::steamed::steamed:
     
  2. narkcop128

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    If your white you have no rights in America once media is involved. Screw George Floyd.
     

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    Ignored my knee jerk reaction. I’m open to an intellectual exchange. Care to elaborate?
     
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    These folks are doing a Live Action Role Play of what would generally be considered trolling online.

    A better way to do this would be to have an "All Lives Matter" rally and talk about support for law and order and perhaps reparations for business owners who were financially damaged by the protests, riots, and looting. All of those statements would piss off the liberals to no end, while at the same time pushing for specific, credible issues that have merit to many Americans.
     
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    The authorities let the BLM ****s create havoc and do whatever the **** they want and they think there’s not going to be reactions like this?
    I’m amazed something worse hasn’t happened and perhaps that’s what this *******s want, us killing each other over a known piece of **** good for nothing.


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    When people say "F you" and burn down a town or two, occasionally even a white guy says "F you back."

    In other news, I understand George's porn career is taking off, posthumously. Isn't that always the way? Die and next thing you know you're the Vincent Van Gogh of low-budget porn.:rofl:

    I have been expecting somebody to open fire on a crowd of rioters, but typical of the white right, it never happens. Also helps that they mostly burn their own neighborhoods.
     
  8. larry_minn

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    I dislike what they did. It was in poor taste. One shouldn’t lower yourself that way.
     
  9. bigj480

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    If you use George Floyd's death to demonize an entire race and seek their subjugation and your preferential treatment, expect pushback. The pushback has actually been VERY mild, YOU ARE WELCOME. If someone wants justice for Floyd, not a problem. However, the entire narrative surrounding the issue is not only dishonest, it's evil. No, I do not support the man kneeling, but it's VERY mild in comparison to what the other side is doing. VERY MILD, I can't stress that enough.
     
  10. PrescottGlock

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    You don't have to agree with speech for it to be protected. Indeed, unpopular and even offensive speech is that which actually needs protection.

    Was the showing in very bad taste, even inappropriate? Sure.

    Did it harm anybody, or threaten anybody? No. Did it harm or damage property? No. Is it protected political speech? Yes.

    Debate over. My bill is in the mail.
     
  11. Chui

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    A lot will. Trust me.

    It was poor taste. Very poor taste.

    And it will reverberate across the country.

    I’m pissed, too, but I won’t stoop to mock or tease.

    There are clowns on all sides and this one helps no one.

    It would be better to try to have rational conversations and if that does not work (and it won’t with most) just don’t say anything.

    And it’s hard to do at times. I’d like to know what some of the BLMers were saying...


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  12. PrescottGlock

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    K.

    But my tolerance for getting lectured by bums, criminals, nobodies, people who have never paid employees or run a business or worked 80 hours in a week and literally were not paid a nickel for their efforts, who have never actually built anything of value, reached zero many years ago.

    1992 in Los Angeles, actually.
     
  13. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    If I were POTUS, I'd get out in front of this one pronto! Denounce them and anyone that would do such a thing! These idiots doing this with Trump banners waving is asinine! This is not helping!
     
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    Well...at least somebody's fightin' back. It might not be the right way, but somebody's doin' it.

    There's a lot of people complaining about scum destroying statues. I guess people are too afraid to organize and stop 'em. Might get called racist or something.
     
  15. Quijibo

    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    What, exactly, is the point of this post?
    There are tons of videos out there of people of all ilks doing stupid stuff. Much of it way worse than this.
     
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    Emily W Trott "Gary" is now a part of my past

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    Wow...dumb way to lose your job. Unless the FedEx person was a new hire, he or she should have known where this could lead. I wouldn't be surprised if the corrections officer is on the way out as well. I guess it is a good opportunity for at least one person, and maybe two, to move into a higher paying job.

    Stay safe, Emily
     
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    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Good for them. Free speech works both ways. Keep on attacking decent people, and more of them are going to go this way.

    Don't like it? Then stop with the kill whitey speeches.
     
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    Push back can be expected.
    Right or wrong.
    :)
     
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    Wonder if this was a set up to make Trump, and white males git the narrative. My guess is that they are both union and get their jobs back.
     
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    EXACTLY! I don't approve but worse than this is all of the weakness I see in the face of an evil ideology. (anti-white/marxism/intersectionality) They clearly have no power over this guy.


    White men did something bad. Just hold your breath for these same people to say "black mob". I'm sure they will do so because they are so unbiased. Just neutral actors that are not against any or for any particular race you know...