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OPINION: The Chauvin verdict links back to George Floyd protests. So lawmakers are cracking down.

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If people have Constitutional or other legally protected rights but due to fear of repercussions that may follow, opt to not exercise them, then what's the point of having them? Passing laws that allow others to intimidate or encroach upon any of our rights is sending us back in time to when black people had no legal rights or protections against harm caused by racists.

At least this is what the proposition of these laws makes me think, first they attacked and further restrict voting rights, now they're attaching the 1st Amendment protections for peaceable assembly and petitioning our government for a redress of grievances?

Instead of looking to stamp out police brutality, (mostly Republican) politicians are turning against the movement leading our overdue national reckoning.
Image: BLM protest

A police officer holds down a protester while another, rear, sprays pepper spray during a Black Lives Matter protest in Boston on May 29.Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images file

April 21, 2021, 1:31 AM PDT
By Dorian Warren, co-president of Community Change and Seft Hunter, director of Black-led organizing at Community Change
On Tuesday, a jury in Minnesota found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the death of George Floyd: second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. As the verdict was read, communities across the country came together — as they have for the past year — to demonstrate against police violence and for racial justice.

The fact that Chauvin will probably be going to jail may provide some solace to Floyd’s family. But true justice remains elusive.

The fact that Chauvin will probably be going to jail may provide some solace to Floyd's family. But true justice remains elusive. Consider the dozens
of states that are gearing up to pass sweeping crackdowns on our First Amendment right to protest peacefully.

Protests are vital in America. Protests put pressure on Minnesota authorities to charge Chauvin, on city and state officials to evaluate their police budgets (to mixed success) and on Congress to draft bills like the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed the House but will need bipartisan support to pass the Senate.

This is the kind of power these lawmakers are trying to curb.

Our right to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances is embedded in our Constitution, and it forms the bedrock of who we are — and aspire to be — as a democracy. But once again, some politicians are doing what they do best: trying to take away the rights (especially) of Black and brown people to show our discontent and blame us for speaking out against the brutality we face every day.

In Minnesota, the center of last year's demonstrations, the Legislature is considering a bill that would make anyone convicted of a crime at a protest ineligible for state loans, grants or assistance, including student loans, food stamps, rental assistance and unemployment benefits.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping law just this week that imposes new penalties for people arrested at demonstrations and offers more immunity for people who hit protesters with vehicles....
 
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If you can't get a fair trial because tptb are afraid of the consequences of the outcome, then why have them at all?

And where does that leave us?
 

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You jokers sound like trump more and more every day.
When you don't like the outcome:
It was rigged!!!
They cheated!!!!
SSDD

wth is wrong with asking questions?

Further, why can't you respond to questions without insulting people?
 

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Its not just American right wingers doing this. In the UK you can now get 10 years for damaging the statue of a slaver. 5 years for rape. Conservative values.

Link?
 
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You must be fairly young if you believe this to be drama.

People were threatened, had their livlihoods destroyed and even killed for registering black people down south to vote or voting.

Surely you've heard of these young men right?
The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers' murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, refers to three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in June 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement. The victims were James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner from New York City. All three were associated with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and its member organization, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). They had been working with the Freedom Summer campaign by attempting to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. Since 1890 and through the turn of the century, southern states had systematically disenfranchised most black voters by discrimination in voter registration and voting.​
The three men had traveled from Meridian to the community of Longdale to talk with congregation members at a black church that had been burned; the church had been a center of community organization. The trio was arrested following a traffic stop for speeding outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, escorted to the local jail, and held for a number of hours.[1] As the three left town in their car, they were followed by law enforcement and others. Before leaving Neshoba County, their car was pulled over. The three were abducted, driven to another location, and shot to death at close range. The three men's bodies were taken to an earthen dam where they were buried.[1]
 

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Its not just American right wingers doing this. In the UK you can now get 10 years for damaging the statue of a slaver. 5 years for rape. Conservative values.

Link?
 

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You must be fairly young if you believe this to be drama.

People were threatened, had their livlihoods destroyed and even killed for registering black people down south to vote or voting.

Surely you've heard of these young men right?
The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers' murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, refers to three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in June 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement. The victims were James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner from New York City. All three were associated with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and its member organization, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). They had been working with the Freedom Summer campaign by attempting to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. Since 1890 and through the turn of the century, southern states had systematically disenfranchised most black voters by discrimination in voter registration and voting.​
The three men had traveled from Meridian to the community of Longdale to talk with congregation members at a black church that had been burned; the church had been a center of community organization. The trio was arrested following a traffic stop for speeding outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, escorted to the local jail, and held for a number of hours.[1] As the three left town in their car, they were followed by law enforcement and others. Before leaving Neshoba County, their car was pulled over. The three were abducted, driven to another location, and shot to death at close range. The three men's bodies were taken to an earthen dam where they were buried.[1]


What has this to do with your OP?

The OP is about Chauvin/Floyd - current day not yesteryear.

Are you trying to make a different point?
 

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Its not just American right wingers doing this. In the UK you can now get 10 years for damaging the statue of a slaver. 5 years for rape. Conservative values.

Link?

So this is a new bill for your country?
 

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If you can't get a fair trial because tptb are afraid of the consequences of the outcome, then why have them at all?
You jokers sound like trump more and more every day.
When you don't like the outcome:
It was rigged!!!
They cheated!!!!
SSDD
Even if it was the right outcome, which I'm not sure of and don't much care, if the trial itself wasn't as fair as we can make it, then what's the point?
When your loved ones are being prosecuted for something, wouldn't you want them to have a fair trial? You know, due process of law and all that?
 

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You must be fairly young if you believe this to be drama.

People were threatened, had their livlihoods destroyed and even killed for registering black people down south to vote or voting.

Surely you've heard of these young men right?
The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers' murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, refers to three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in June 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement. The victims were James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner from New York City. All three were associated with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and its member organization, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). They had been working with the Freedom Summer campaign by attempting to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. Since 1890 and through the turn of the century, southern states had systematically disenfranchised most black voters by discrimination in voter registration and voting.​
The three men had traveled from Meridian to the community of Longdale to talk with congregation members at a black church that had been burned; the church had been a center of community organization. The trio was arrested following a traffic stop for speeding outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, escorted to the local jail, and held for a number of hours.[1] As the three left town in their car, they were followed by law enforcement and others. Before leaving Neshoba County, their car was pulled over. The three were abducted, driven to another location, and shot to death at close range. The three men's bodies were taken to an earthen dam where they were buried.[1]
And now that the roles are being reversed, all that wrong shit is all right now?

Is that how it is?





They wanted freedom.

Your sorry ass just wants to be the one holding the whip.
 

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