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RIP: George Floyd
« on: May 28, 2020, 04:12:56 pm »
Described as a gentle giant that was starting over after five years in prison for armed robbery he lost his life for allegedly writing a counterfeit check. He leaves behind a six year old daughter. The video was gruesome. Surveillance videos contradict the officer's statement that Floyd was resisting arrest. The officer filmed kneeling on the neck of the victim has been the subject of ten conduct complaints and three police shootings in his nineteen years as an officer. Colin Kaepernic and Ice Cube are calling for revolts. Target and AutoZone closed the local stores after being looted and/or burned. The University of Minnesota won't hire Minneapolis Police officers as security at football games. All this in the wake of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting.

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 09:52:52 pm »
It's horrible to watch that video.  I hope he gets charged for murder.  He didn't have to kill him like that.  No words so horrifying to watch. 

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 10:34:29 pm »
I think the police who killed him are not being charged with anything.  Hopefully that will change.  Im confused by the officer who had his knee on him.  Did he learn that was ok to do. Do they learn that in cop school. Horrible

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 11:04:46 pm »
I'm sick and tired of hearing about these racist cops killing african american men for no reason. >:( This world will never change but at the end of the day, they will have to answer to God.
I feel so bad for his family and I pray they heal and make it through this.. R.I.P. George Floyd
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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 05:51:16 am »
Described as a gentle giant that was starting over after five years in prison for armed robbery he lost his life for allegedly writing a counterfeit check. He leaves behind a six year old daughter. The video was gruesome. Surveillance videos contradict the officer's statement that Floyd was resisting arrest. The officer filmed kneeling on the neck of the victim has been the subject of ten conduct complaints and three police shootings in his nineteen years as an officer. Colin Kaepernic and Ice Cube are calling for revolts. Target and AutoZone closed the local stores after being looted and/or burned. The University of Minnesota won't hire Minneapolis Police officers as security at football games. All this in the wake of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting.

Calling for revolts against innocent people who had nothing to do with this is wrong. And the people participating in this behavior are no better than the cop. I am thankful nothing like this has ever happened where I live. I can't imagine the people who are totally innocent and living in the area just trying to live their lives and having to be afraid to go outside.

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 06:01:32 am »
I think the police who killed him are not being charged with anything.  Hopefully that will change.  Im confused by the officer who had his knee on him.  Did he learn that was ok to do. Do they learn that in cop school. Horrible

Why do you think that?  They all have been fired. And it has been on the news that charges ARE pending.  They have to be careful how they bring the charges. Has nothing to do with them being cops. It is like a few years ago a local guy was charged with 1st degree murder as well as 2nd degree murder, and it was for killing ONE person.  That did not make sense.  It was explained to me that this way - they want a 1st degree murder charge but did not think they could make that stick. If it does not he walks free.  They can't come back and charge him with a different crime because they did not like the outcome of the first trial.  So this way one of the charges stick.

Saying "do they learn that in cop school" is disrespectful and makes you just as bad as the ones looting and rioting and even the cop who killed him. Just one more thing to make people fight and further divide the people.   No he did not have to do what he done.  And I honestly do not think he meant to kill him which is why 1st degree murder won't be a charge.  The most will be man slaughter. It was not intentional. He did not set out to KILL him. At the same time there had multiple complaints about him and nothing was ever done. And he needs to go to jail.  Anybody else who done the same thing would.

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 06:06:10 am »
I'm sick and tired of hearing about these racist cops killing african american men for no reason. >:( This world will never change but at the end of the day, they will have to answer to God.
I feel so bad for his family and I pray they heal and make it through this.. R.I.P. George Floyd

So it doesn't matter when a cop kills a white man?  Not sure why everything has to be made in to a race thing.  There was another story just a couple days ago and had a picture showing a BLACK COP choking a BLACK MAN he was arresting.  That did not make big headlines because you can't make it in to a race. thing. ::)

OR when a BLACK COP kills a WHITE MAN!!!  Happens a lot.  You just never hear about it.  It doesn't fit the agenda. You are right about people being racist. But it goes in every direction. And everything from skin color, to religious beliefs, to physical disabilities, and anything else that people can hate somebody else for.

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2020, 06:42:24 am »
I'm sick and tired of hearing about these racist cops killing african american men for no reason. >:( This world will never change but at the end of the day, they will have to answer to God.
I feel so bad for his family and I pray they heal and make it through this.. R.I.P. George Floyd

So it doesn't matter when a cop kills a white man?  Not sure why everything has to be made in to a race thing.  There was another story just a couple days ago and had a picture showing a BLACK COP choking a BLACK MAN he was arresting.  That did not make big headlines because you can't make it in to a race. thing. ::)

OR when a BLACK COP kills a WHITE MAN!!!  Happens a lot.  You just never hear about it.  It doesn't fit the agenda. You are right about people being racist. But it goes in every direction. And everything from skin color, to religious beliefs, to physical disabilities, and anything else that people can hate somebody else for.
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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2020, 10:23:29 am »
I can't imagine any possible defense for that cop's actions. And how could you not stop when there were multiple people not only watching, but filming? I don't think he meant to kill the guy but even if he hadn't died that amount of force was totally unreasonable. I hope every cop that saw what was happening goes to jail.
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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2020, 10:42:45 am »
I think the police who killed him are not being charged with anything.  Hopefully that will change.  Im confused by the officer who had his knee on him.  Did he learn that was ok to do. Do they learn that in cop school. Horrible

Why do you think that?  They all have been fired. And it has been on the news that charges ARE pending.  They have to be careful how they bring the charges. Has nothing to do with them being cops. It is like a few years ago a local guy was charged with 1st degree murder as well as 2nd degree murder, and it was for killing ONE person.  That did not make sense.  It was explained to me that this way - they want a 1st degree murder charge but did not think they could make that stick. If it does not he walks free.  They can't come back and charge him with a different crime because they did not like the outcome of the first trial.  So this way one of the charges stick.

Saying "do they learn that in cop school" is disrespectful and makes you just as bad as the ones looting and rioting and even the cop who killed him. Just one more thing to make people fight and further divide the people.   No he did not have to do what he done.  And I honestly do not think he meant to kill him which is why 1st degree murder won't be a charge.  The most will be man slaughter. It was not intentional. He did not set out to KILL him. At the same time there had multiple complaints about him and nothing was ever done. And he needs to go to jail.  Anybody else who done the same thing would.

How do you know what his intentions were? The officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck for about 8 minutes even when he stopped moving and you don't think he meant to kill him? The only thing I agree is that he needs to go to jail.
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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2020, 10:58:36 am »
I'm sick and tired of hearing about these racist cops killing african american men for no reason. >:( This world will never change but at the end of the day, they will have to answer to God.
I feel so bad for his family and I pray they heal and make it through this.. R.I.P. George Floyd

So it doesn't matter when a cop kills a white man?  Not sure why everything has to be made in to a race thing.  There was another story just a couple days ago and had a picture showing a BLACK COP choking a BLACK MAN he was arresting.  That did not make big headlines because you can't make it in to a race. thing. ::)

OR when a BLACK COP kills a WHITE MAN!!!  Happens a lot.  You just never hear about it.  It doesn't fit the agenda. You are right about people being racist. But it goes in every direction. And everything from skin color, to religious beliefs, to physical disabilities, and anything else that people can hate somebody else for.

"made into a race thing"?? George Floyd was a black man - that is a purely fact. Did the "BLACK COP choking a BLACK MAN he was arresting" kill said man in that story? If he did, that is one of the purposes of the protests - as Mizzkizz7 said, people are tired of seeing black men get killed. And, out of curiosity, where do you see the black cops constantly killing white men since you claim it happens a lot? By no means is anyone sticking up for senseless death that could be avoided.
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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 11:45:23 am »
I think the police who killed him are not being charged with anything.  Hopefully that will change.  Im confused by the officer who had his knee on him.  Did he learn that was ok to do. Do they learn that in cop school. Horrible

Why do you think that?  They all have been fired. And it has been on the news that charges ARE pending.  They have to be careful how they bring the charges. Has nothing to do with them being cops. It is like a few years ago a local guy was charged with 1st degree murder as well as 2nd degree murder, and it was for killing ONE person.  That did not make sense.  It was explained to me that this way - they want a 1st degree murder charge but did not think they could make that stick. If it does not he walks free.  They can't come back and charge him with a different crime because they did not like the outcome of the first trial.  So this way one of the charges stick.

Saying "do they learn that in cop school" is disrespectful and makes you just as bad as the ones looting and rioting and even the cop who killed him. Just one more thing to make people fight and further divide the people.   No he did not have to do what he done.  And I honestly do not think he meant to kill him which is why 1st degree murder won't be a charge.  The most will be man slaughter. It was not intentional. He did not set out to KILL him. At the same time there had multiple complaints about him and nothing was ever done. And he needs to go to jail.  Anybody else who done the same thing would.

How do you know what his intentions were? The officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck for about 8 minutes even when he stopped moving and you don't think he meant to kill him? The only thing I agree is that he needs to go to jail.

No I actually don't. I think he was just being a bully and exerting force. He would not have purposely murdered him, with multiple people filming, right there in the middle of a huge crowd. I did not say he did not need to be punished. I said I do not think his intentions were murder.  Sources have said there have been several other incidents where he had complaints for using excessive force.  I know a local cop who is a lot like this guy. When he puts the uniform on he is a god and you will bow to him.  I think things just went too far but he did not set out to kill him.  Thus why he is not charged with 1st degree murder.

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 11:57:17 am »
I'm sick and tired of hearing about these racist cops killing african american men for no reason. >:( This world will never change but at the end of the day, they will have to answer to God.
I feel so bad for his family and I pray they heal and make it through this.. R.I.P. George Floyd

So it doesn't matter when a cop kills a white man?  Not sure why everything has to be made in to a race thing.  There was another story just a couple days ago and had a picture showing a BLACK COP choking a BLACK MAN he was arresting.  That did not make big headlines because you can't make it in to a race. thing. ::)

OR when a BLACK COP kills a WHITE MAN!!!  Happens a lot.  You just never hear about it.  It doesn't fit the agenda. You are right about people being racist. But it goes in every direction. And everything from skin color, to religious beliefs, to physical disabilities, and anything else that people can hate somebody else for.

"made into a race thing"?? George Floyd was a black man - that is a purely fact. Did the "BLACK COP choking a BLACK MAN he was arresting" kill said man in that story? If he did, that is one of the purposes of the protests - as Mizzkizz7 said, people are tired of seeing black men get killed. And, out of curiosity, where do you see the black cops constantly killing white men since you claim it happens a lot? By no means is anyone sticking up for senseless death that could be avoided.

LOL  So we can see you are blinded by the media.  Google it.  There was a BLACK COP shot an unarmed WHITE MAN 2 counties over from me just a few years ago. No media coverage. Nothing was said. You can find the stats if you want to look for them.  White men get shot by cops too.  But you see what you want to.  If you think the violence that is erupting all over the country is okay then you are part of the problem.  Don't be crying when your family gets caught in the cross fire.  You are wanting to fight with me and you do not even know me.  Actually, no where EVER in any of my comments have I EVER mentioned what color my skin is.  If you bother to look there are black men and women all over twitter saying how the burning things down, rioting, and looting are wrong.  It needs to stop.  If you look at the numbers there are more white men/women shot by cops that black.  But black is what gets the attention. It is what gets the people riled up and fighting.  This has got to stop.  Our country is gone.  It isn't coming back.  What we knew just a few months ago we will never know again.  Hate is what is going to take our country down.  People are so blind by hate they do not even listen to what the other person says before they start attacking, screaming, and fighting with them. Oh that and just plain hate because of the color of their skin.  And THAT goes in every direction as well. ::)
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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2020, 11:59:53 am »
I think the police who killed him are not being charged with anything.  Hopefully that will change.  Im confused by the officer who had his knee on him.  Did he learn that was ok to do. Do they learn that in cop school. Horrible
he was arrested Today.

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Re: RIP: George Floyd
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 12:01:55 pm »
I think the police who killed him are not being charged with anything.  Hopefully that will change.  Im confused by the officer who had his knee on him.  Did he learn that was ok to do. Do they learn that in cop school. Horrible

Why do you think that?  They all have been fired. And it has been on the news that charges ARE pending.  They have to be careful how they bring the charges. Has nothing to do with them being cops. It is like a few years ago a local guy was charged with 1st degree murder as well as 2nd degree murder, and it was for killing ONE person.  That did not make sense.  It was explained to me that this way - they want a 1st degree murder charge but did not think they could make that stick. If it does not he walks free.  They can't come back and charge him with a different crime because they did not like the outcome of the first trial.  So this way one of the charges stick.

Saying "do they learn that in cop school" is disrespectful and makes you just as bad as the ones looting and rioting and even the cop who killed him. Just one more thing to make people fight and further divide the people.   No he did not have to do what he done.  And I honestly do not think he meant to kill him which is why 1st degree murder won't be a charge.  The most will be man slaughter. It was not intentional. He did not set out to KILL him. At the same time there had multiple complaints about him and nothing was ever done. And he needs to go to jail.  Anybody else who done the same thing would.

How do you know what his intentions were? The officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck for about 8 minutes even when he stopped moving and you don't think he meant to kill him? The only thing I agree is that he needs to go to jail.

No I actually don't. I think he was just being a bully and exerting force. He would not have purposely murdered him, with multiple people filming, right there in the middle of a huge crowd. I did not say he did not need to be punished. I said I do not think his intentions were murder.  Sources have said there have been several other incidents where he had complaints for using excessive force.  I know a local cop who is a lot like this guy. When he puts the uniform on he is a god and you will bow to him.  I think things just went too far but he did not set out to kill him.  Thus why he is not charged with 1st degree murder.

Unfortunately, we do not know his intentions. Maybe that is a possibility but going that far was way too much. Police are trained and I feel like anyone who is applying that kind of force does so with a level of intent. I think the officer deserves a 2nd degree murder charge, but he has now been charged with 3rd degree murder.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/minneapolis-george-floyd-friday/index.html
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