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Reply #360 posted 06/17/20 12:56pm

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https://www.cnn.com/webvi...6-17-2020/

Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks faces 11 charges, including felony murder


“Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced 11 charges against the former Atlanta officer who shot and killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, including felony murder.

Officer Garrett Rolfe was was fired after footage showed him shooting at Brooks multiple times from the back as Brooks fled.

If found guilty of felony murder, Rolfe faces life in prison without parole.

Another second officer on the scene, Devin Brosnan, is on administrative duty. Howard announced today that Brosnan will be a witness for the state.”
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Reply #361 posted 06/17/20 12:57pm

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Georgia Cop Holding Six Black Teens at Gunpoint Sparks Panicked Scene: ‘They’re Babies!’

https://www.youtube.com/w...e=emb_logo[Video]

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Reply #362 posted 06/17/20 12:58pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:



cborgman said:




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nod the person who said in reality, mostly people are not racist and that the protests have died down. rolleyes Not sure where he is getting his info but it sure is fake.

People refuse to grasp the concept of white privilege and until they do racism will continue to permeate this society and the police unions who sweep it uder the rug.



2elijah, as usual, is right. its denial.

i think a lot of right wingers are stuck in denial or anger. a slight handful are in the bargaining phase.

some of the youngers ones have made it into acceptance. my quasi nephews ive known since they were 3 and 4 are now 23 and 22, and while right wingers, they are all about BLM and other minority rights. it gives me a lot of hope and makes me very proud of them.


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smile I love that! And the protests are ripe with young, strong, loud voices - that gives me hope as well. My youngest niece is adopted, she is black. Her mom is white and her dad is Mexican-American. I remember when she was younger she did not understand what BLM meant, thought it was some kind of segregation movement. Despite having pretty liberal parents, she'd been home schooled and didn't really experience what it is like to be a black woman in society until she got a job. The older she got, the more she surrounded herself with black friends and boyfriends and now she is schooling her mother on her white privilege. It's amazing to watch them grow touched heart


Cool story. smile
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Reply #363 posted 06/17/20 1:00pm

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Georgia Cop Holding Six Black Teens at Gunpoint Sparks Panicked Scene: ‘They’re Babies!’

https://www.youtube.com/w...e=emb_logo[Video]

I'm using a hot spot, takes forever to get utube, is this happening now?

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Reply #364 posted 06/17/20 1:03pm

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6 min ago Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks faces 11 charges, including felony murder “Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced 11 charges against the former Atlanta officer who shot and killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, including felony murder. Officer Garrett Rolfe was was fired after footage showed him shooting at Brooks multiple times from the back as Brooks fled. If found guilty of felony murder, Rolfe faces life in prison without parole. Another second officer on the scene, Devin Brosnan, is on administrative duty. Howard announced today that Brosnan will be a witness for the state.”

clapping clapping clapping hallelujah!!!

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Reply #365 posted 06/17/20 1:03pm

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poppys said:

cborgman said:

Georgia Cop Holding Six Black Teens at Gunpoint Sparks Panicked Scene: ‘They’re Babies!’

https://www.youtube.com/w...e=emb_logo[Video]

I'm using a hot spot, takes forever to get utube, is this happening now?

yesterday. cops gets out of car gun already drawn and points it at a group of 6 black teens ranging in age from 11-14.

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Reply #366 posted 06/17/20 1:35pm

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2elijah said:


6 min ago Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks faces 11 charges, including felony murder “Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced 11 charges against the former Atlanta officer who shot and killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, including felony murder. Officer Garrett Rolfe was was fired after footage showed him shooting at Brooks multiple times from the back as Brooks fled. If found guilty of felony murder, Rolfe faces life in prison without parole. Another second officer on the scene, Devin Brosnan, is on administrative duty. Howard announced today that Brosnan will be a witness for the state.”


clapping clapping clapping hallelujah!!!


So his fellow officer will be a state’s witness.
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Reply #367 posted 06/17/20 1:42pm

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poppys said:

clapping clapping clapping hallelujah!!!


So his fellow officer will be a state’s witness.

Hmm, his get out of jail free card? Whatever, we needed that murder charge to happen.

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Reply #368 posted 06/17/20 3:40pm

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2elijah said:


poppys said:


clapping clapping clapping hallelujah!!!




So his fellow officer will be a state’s witness.


Hmm, his get out of jail free card? Whatever, we needed that murder charge to happen.


So now his fellow officer’s attorney is saying his client did not agree to be a state witness.
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Reply #369 posted 06/17/20 4:06pm

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2elijah said:

poppys said:

Hmm, his get out of jail free card? Whatever, we needed that murder charge to happen.

So now his fellow officer’s attorney is saying his client did not agree to be a state witness.

And these cops kicked him, and had his foot on the deceased's shoulder?

SMDH

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Reply #370 posted 06/17/20 5:56pm

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Now the cops in Atlanta have the blue flu. lol

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Reply #371 posted 06/18/20 6:10am

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poppys said:

Hmm, his get out of jail free card? Whatever, we needed that murder charge to happen.


So now his fellow officer’s attorney is saying his client did not agree to be a state witness.

Yes, wth?

dailyherald.com

...The district attorney said Brosnan, 26, is cooperating with prosecutors and will testify. But his attorney, Amanda Clark Palmer, denied that and said Brosnan was not pleading guilty to anything.

Palmer said the charges were baseless and that Brosnan stood on Brooks' hand, not his shoulder, for just seconds to make sure he did not have a weapon.

A lawyer for Brooks' widow cautioned that the charges were no reason to rejoice. 'We shouldn't have to celebrate as African Americans when we get a piece of justice like today. We shouldn't have to celebrate and parade when an officer is held accountable,' attorney L. Chris Stewart said.

Brooks' widow, Tomika Miller, said it was painful to hear the new details of what happened to her husband in his final minutes. 'I felt everything that he felt, just by hearing what he went through, and it hurt. It hurt really bad,' she said.

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Reply #372 posted 06/18/20 6:12am

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2elijah said:


poppys said:


Hmm, his get out of jail free card? Whatever, we needed that murder charge to happen.



So now his fellow officer’s attorney is saying his client did not agree to be a state witness.

And these cops kicked him, and had his foot on the deceased's shoulder?


SMDH


Wow, I didn’t know about that part. Unbelievable.
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Reply #373 posted 06/18/20 6:24am

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PennyPurple said:

And these cops kicked him, and had his foot on the deceased's shoulder?

SMDH

Wow, I didn’t know about that part. Unbelievable.

Saw a clip of that this morning. It looks like both of them kicked him to me. And somebody did stand on him. OMG, poor Mr. Brooks. They did that after shooting him before seeking any medical attention for him which is what they are supposed to do. These guys are animals. Fucking lock them up and throw away the key.

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Reply #374 posted 06/18/20 7:19am

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2elijah said:


PennyPurple said:


And these cops kicked him, and had his foot on the deceased's shoulder?


SMDH



Wow, I didn’t know about that part. Unbelievable.


Saw a clip of that this morning. It looks like both of them kicked him to me. And somebody did stand on him. OMG, poor Mr. Brooks. They did that after shooting him before seeking any medical attention for him which is what they are supposed to do. These guys are animals. Fucking lock them up and throw away the key.


This is why it is so necessary to have police reform. Too many bad and racist cops
cops in the system, taking things too far. They abuse their authority, and they let the title of being an officer go to their heads. They are not above the law. Too many abusing the human rights of the Black snd Brown community, as if we have no rights to question why a cop approaches/stops us. I honestly think too many cops have a racist, slave mentality and believe people of color do not deserve to be respected. Not only cops, but I always question the citizens who try to use Black on Black crime, as a justification for police killing Blacks. Yet those same citizens, will turn a blind eye, to actual crimes in their own communities or their racial group killing one another.It’s not hard to see the transparency in those types.

I feel like this cop may get away with murder just like the many others who have. I really hope the protesting doesn’t stop, because so far, because of the worldwide protests, and so many people from various racial groups involved in it, it has helped to jump start some pice reform/restructuring/access to police records in some states;some companies revising their company’s longtime, stereotyped logos on their products and working on removing them; some confederate statues being moved to museums;individuals/organizations/retailers, etc., donating to organizations dealing with racial injustices;donations to historically Black colleges/universities; scholarships being created, just to name a few. I know it’s baby steps towards improvement and race relations in our society, even though it’s a long road to go, but still a long way. This is the first time in my lifetime that Ive seen protests at this magnitude, and so many waking up to the reality of what’s going on.

They always say the good will always outweigh the bad I. The end, so I’m just going to hold on to that hope for now.
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Reply #375 posted 06/18/20 7:43am

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poppys said:

Saw a clip of that this morning. It looks like both of them kicked him to me. And somebody did stand on him. OMG, poor Mr. Brooks. They did that after shooting him before seeking any medical attention for him which is what they are supposed to do. These guys are animals. Fucking lock them up and throw away the key.

This is why it is so necessary to have police reform. Too many bad and racist cops cops in the system, taking things too far. They abuse their authority, and they let the title of being an officer go to their heads. They are not above the law. Too many abusing the human rights of the Black snd Brown community, as if we have no rights to question why a cop approaches/stops us. I honestly think too many cops have a racist, slave mentality and believe people of color do not deserve to be respected. Not only cops, but I always question the citizens who try to use Black on Black crime, as a justification for police killing Blacks. Yet those same citizens, will turn a blind eye, to actual crimes in their own communities or their racial group killing one another.It’s not hard to see the transparency in those types. I feel like this cop may get away with murder just like the many others who have. I really hope the protesting doesn’t stop, because so far, because of the worldwide protests, and so many people from various racial groups involved in it, it has helped to jump start some pice reform/restructuring/access to police records in some states;some companies revising their company’s longtime, stereotyped logos on their products and working on removing them; some confederate statues being moved to museums;individuals/organizations/retailers, etc., donating to organizations dealing with racial injustices;donations to historically Black colleges/universities; scholarships being created, just to name a few. I know it’s baby steps towards improvement and race relations in our society, even though it’s a long road to go, but still a long way. This is the first time in my lifetime that Ive seen protests at this magnitude, and so many waking up to the reality of what’s going on. They always say the good will always outweigh the bad I. The end, so I’m just going to hold on to that hope for now. [ [Edited 6/18/20 7:24am]

nod If you can hold hope, I certainly can too. The longer the pressure stays on, the better for change.

eBay is suddenly celebrating Juneteenth. I've been there 20ish years and this is a first. They chose 2 charities to donate to. So maybe 2020 is the year mainstream white people discovered Juneteenth, probably because of agent orange and his kkknazi rally. Lol, he raised awareness.

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Reply #376 posted 06/18/20 7:48am

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2elijah said:


poppys said:


Saw a clip of that this morning. It looks like both of them kicked him to me. And somebody did stand on him. OMG, poor Mr. Brooks. They did that after shooting him before seeking any medical attention for him which is what they are supposed to do. These guys are animals. Fucking lock them up and throw away the key.



This is why it is so necessary to have police reform. Too many bad and racist cops cops in the system, taking things too far. They abuse their authority, and they let the title of being an officer go to their heads. They are not above the law. Too many abusing the human rights of the Black snd Brown community, as if we have no rights to question why a cop approaches/stops us. I honestly think too many cops have a racist, slave mentality and believe people of color do not deserve to be respected. Not only cops, but I always question the citizens who try to use Black on Black crime, as a justification for police killing Blacks. Yet those same citizens, will turn a blind eye, to actual crimes in their own communities or their racial group killing one another.It’s not hard to see the transparency in those types. I feel like this cop may get away with murder just like the many others who have. I really hope the protesting doesn’t stop, because so far, because of the worldwide protests, and so many people from various racial groups involved in it, it has helped to jump start some pice reform/restructuring/access to police records in some states;some companies revising their company’s longtime, stereotyped logos on their products and working on removing them; some confederate statues being moved to museums;individuals/organizations/retailers, etc., donating to organizations dealing with racial injustices;donations to historically Black colleges/universities; scholarships being created, just to name a few. I know it’s baby steps towards improvement and race relations in our society, even though it’s a long road to go, but still a long way. This is the first time in my lifetime that Ive seen protests at this magnitude, and so many waking up to the reality of what’s going on. They always say the good will always outweigh the bad I. The end, so I’m just going to hold on to that hope for now. [ [Edited 6/18/20 7:24am]

nod If you can hold hope, I certainly can too. The longer the pressure stays on, the better for change.

eBay is suddenly celebrating Juneteenth. I've been there 20ish years and this is a first. They chose 2 charities to donate to. So maybe 2020 is the year mainstream white people discovered Juneteenth, probably because of agent orange and his kkknazi rally. Lol, he raised awareness.



Relieve it or not, I only learned of Juneteenth 4 years ago. I will be celebrating it this year.
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Reply #377 posted 06/18/20 7:59am

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poppys said:

nod If you can hold hope, I certainly can too. The longer the pressure stays on, the better for change.

eBay is suddenly celebrating Juneteenth. I've been there 20ish years and this is a first. They chose 2 charities to donate to. So maybe 2020 is the year mainstream white people discovered Juneteenth, probably because of agent orange and his kkknazi rally. Lol, he raised awareness.


Relieve it or not, I only learned of Juneteenth 4 years ago. I will be celebrating it this year.

I never heard of it until I moved to New Orleans. They always have a symbolic celebration, but it wasn't a huge deal. This year will likely be bigger.

The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans franchises have joined the movement to recognize Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., as a company holiday. According to ESPN, the decision was made by Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, along with Dennis Lauscha, the president of the franchises. For the first time this Friday, Juneteenth (June 19) will be a paid day off for players and staff in the organizations.


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Reply #378 posted 06/18/20 11:33am

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2elijah said:


poppys said:


nod If you can hold hope, I certainly can too. The longer the pressure stays on, the better for change.

eBay is suddenly celebrating Juneteenth. I've been there 20ish years and this is a first. They chose 2 charities to donate to. So maybe 2020 is the year mainstream white people discovered Juneteenth, probably because of agent orange and his kkknazi rally. Lol, he raised awareness.




Relieve it or not, I only learned of Juneteenth 4 years ago. I will be celebrating it this year.


I never heard of it until I moved to New Orleans. They always have a symbolic celebration, but it wasn't a huge deal. This year will likely be bigger.



The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans franchises have joined the movement to recognize Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., as a company holiday. According to ESPN, the decision was made by Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, along with Dennis Lauscha, the president of the franchises. For the first time this Friday, Juneteenth (June 19) will be a paid day off for players and staff in the organizations.




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I’m laughing my ass because now the sicko trump is saying he made Juneteenth popular because no one has ever heard of it. What a bunch of bus.
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Reply #379 posted 06/18/20 12:12pm

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2elijah said:

poppys said:

I never heard of it until I moved to New Orleans. They always have a symbolic celebration, but it wasn't a huge deal. This year will likely be bigger.

The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans franchises have joined the movement to recognize Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., as a company holiday. According to ESPN, the decision was made by Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, along with Dennis Lauscha, the president of the franchises. For the first time this Friday, Juneteenth (June 19) will be a paid day off for players and staff in the organizations.


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I’m laughing my ass because now the sicko trump is saying he made Juneteenth popular because no one has ever heard of it. What a bunch of bus.

racist piece of shit.

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Reply #380 posted 06/18/20 4:31pm

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This story is just breaking in KC

A Jackson County grand jury indicted a Kansas City police officer in the fatal shooting of Cameron Lamb, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday.

Peters Baker said a grand jury has indicted officer Eric DeValkenaere with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for recklessly causing the death of Lamb, who was shot while sitting in his pickup truck as he was backing into his garage.

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2elijah said:

poppys said: I’m laughing my ass because now the sicko trump is saying he made Juneteenth popular because no one has ever heard of it. What a bunch of bus.

racist piece of shit.


I fucking hate him.

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Reply #382 posted 06/19/20 7:23am

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This story is just breaking in KC




A Jackson County grand jury indicted a Kansas City police officer in the fatal shooting of Cameron Lamb, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday.


Peters Baker said a grand jury has indicted officer Eric DeValkenaere with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for recklessly causing the death of Lamb, who was shot while sitting in his pickup truck as he was backing into his garage.



Couldn’t find the link, but glad he got indicted. Now let’s see if he’ll actually serve time.
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Reply #383 posted 06/19/20 7:26am

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See the source image

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See the source image


Wow. RIP💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐Prayers.
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Reply #385 posted 06/19/20 7:58am

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Very good article:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/...index.html

White dad with Black kids: George Floyd was my wake-up call
Opinion by Arick Wierson[/b]

Updated 6:11 AM ET, Fri June 19, 2020
“It wasn't until the next morning that I first saw the video clips of then-Officer Derek Chauvin pinning a handcuffed and defenseless Black man to the ground. As I watched the video detailing the moments during which Floyd was killed, my life changed forever.“

(Click link to continue reading)
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Reply #386 posted 06/19/20 7:59am

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Re: George Floyd on the New Yorker - Powerful cover. Noticed how George Floyd is blotting out part of the magazine's name. It's just THAT important. The cover artist is Kadir Nelson. The title of the piece is "Say Their Names".

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Re: George Floyd on the New Yorker - Powerful cover. Noticed how George Floyd is blotting out part of the magazine's name. It's just THAT important. The cover artist is Kadir Nelson. The title of the piece is "Say Their Names".

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It’s heartbreaking to see all the victims in that image, but a reminder that their lives mattered.
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2elijah said:

poppys said:

Re: George Floyd on the New Yorker - Powerful cover. Noticed how George Floyd is blotting out part of the magazine's name. It's just THAT important. The cover artist is Kadir Nelson. The title of the piece is "Say Their Names".

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It’s heartbreaking to see all the victims in that image, but a reminder that their lives mattered.



https://www.laweekly.com/...RL6JQ2TbA0

In my neighborhood there are dozens and dozens of names of those who have died by police brutality woven into a chain link fence that surrounds a reservoir - it is 2.4 miles long. I get a lump in my throat and emotional when I drive/walk by it.






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Reply #389 posted 06/19/20 8:13am

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Very good article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/...index.html White dad with Black kids: George Floyd was my wake-up call Opinion by Arick Wierson[/b] Updated 6:11 AM ET, Fri June 19, 2020 “It wasn't until the next morning that I first saw the video clips of then-Officer Derek Chauvin pinning a handcuffed and defenseless Black man to the ground. As I watched the video detailing the moments during which Floyd was killed, my life changed forever.“ (Click link to continue reading)

WOW - thanks for posting. Good insight from a privleged white dad who didn't experience this kind of racism before he moved back to the US. Geez, what does that tell us?

Since moving with me back to the United States in 2016, my wife had endured a number of -- if not dangerous -- extremely uncomfortable interactions with law enforcement, all of them ultimately stemming from her being a Black woman who drives a nice car in an overwhelmingly White, upper-class community. On each occasion, instead of confronting the systemic issues at play, I chose to chalk up the incident to an individual misunderstanding or somehow justify them in my own head as derivative of other mitigating circumstances.

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