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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
Does he remember being Vice President during Ferguson and Baltimore?
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
 
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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
Yeah, it's all black people being unjustly killed by police.

Man, I can remember a few years ago, when my homies and I went looting and burning businesses in the 50th & France area, when Justine Damond got killed by a trigger happy black cop....Oh wait, that never happened.

You....are....a....freaking.....nincompoop.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
Yeah, it's all black people being unjustly killed by police.

Man, I can remember a few years ago, when my homies and I went looting and burning businesses in the 50th & France area, when Justine Damond got killed by a trigger happy black cop....Oh wait, that never happened.

You....are....a....freaking.....nincompoop.
How often does that happen? What happend to the cop? He's the only cop who has been convicted of killing an unarmed civilian. The cop who choked Eric Garner to death - he got off. The cops who shot Breanna Taylor haven't even been charged.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
It's not just democrats who control those areas, it's BLACK democrats.

Where's the "systemic racism" in shithole urban areas that are both populated and governed by blacks?
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
Yeah, it's all black people being unjustly killed by police.

Man, I can remember a few years ago, when my homies and I went looting and burning businesses in the 50th & France area, when Justine Damond got killed by a trigger happy black cop....Oh wait, that never happened.

You....are....a....freaking.....nincompoop.
How often does that happen? What happend to the cop? He's the only cop who has been convicted of killing an unarmed civilian. The cop who choked Eric Garner to death - he got off. The cops who shot Breanna Taylor haven't even been charged.
Unarmed whites are killed by cops in numbers that far exceed blacks killed....You have less than no idea of what you're yammering about.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
Democrats have been systemically "helping" the black community for 60 years. How's that working out?
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
And now you know why.

Since 1947 has had a single Republican mayor and 10 Democratic mayors; For 64 of those 68 years, the city has been run by Democrats. Detroit has had eight Democratic Mayors and no Republicans since 1962 — 53 years.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
It's not just democrats who control those areas, it's BLACK democrats.

Where's the "systemic racism" in shithole urban areas that are both populated and governed by blacks?
The system racism is what created the urban areas which are both populated and governed by blacks. And after they created these shitty cities, with no tax bases, and nothing but poor people living there, the Republicans gave up because there was no way of milking money out of those blighted urban areas. Bleed the poor of jobs and opportunities, and then blame the poor for their situation.

That's what Republicans do. They set up programs that are expensive and doomed to be less than what is needed, open to graft and manipulation, and then say - "I told you this was a bad idea". Other countries just set up programs to help their people without assuming that theft and graft are rampant, and poor people will cheat the system. We get efficient programs to help all of our people, and we get good results for the dollars spent. For every dollar government spends on programs to help the people, they get $1.50 return in taxes generated. This is money given directly to voters, not corporations, or the costs of government services.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
It's not just democrats who control those areas, it's BLACK democrats.

Where's the "systemic racism" in shithole urban areas that are both populated and governed by blacks?
The system racism is what created the urban areas which are both populated and governed by blacks. And after they created these shitty cities, with no tax bases, and nothing but poor people living there, the Republicans gave up because there was no way of milking money out of those blighted urban areas. Bleed the poor of jobs and opportunities, and then blame the poor for their situation.

That's what Republicans do. They set up programs that are expensive and doomed to be less than what is needed, open to graft and manipulation, and then say - "I told you this was a bad idea". Other countries just set up programs to help their people without assuming that theft and graft are rampant, and poor people will cheat the system. We get efficient programs to help all of our people, and we get good results for the dollars spent. For every dollar government spends on programs to help the people, they get $1.50 return in taxes generated. This is money given directly to voters, not corporations, or the costs of government services.
Wow, really!? Poor people are poor because they don't have any money, rich people are rich because they have too much money...quite the argument.
 
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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
Ahhhh...but you are assuming that a man can't change his views and philosophy to rise up to the moment at hand. Biden is the opposite of Trump in almost every way imaginable. He freely admits when he makes mistakes (and yes, he makes a lot of gaffes), he IS willing to change his stance to promote greater justice and equality, principles that this fine nation were founded on.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
Ahhhh...but you are assuming that a man can't change his views and philosophy to rise up to the moment at hand. Biden is the opposite of Trump in almost every way imaginable. He freely admits when he makes mistakes (and yes, he makes a lot of gaffes), he IS willing to change his stance to promote greater justice and equality, principles that this fine nation were founded on.
Dang, he's been a politician for about 40 years....now he wants to make a difference?
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
It's not just democrats who control those areas, it's BLACK democrats.

Where's the "systemic racism" in shithole urban areas that are both populated and governed by blacks?
The system racism is what created the urban areas which are both populated and governed by blacks. And after they created these shitty cities, with no tax bases, and nothing but poor people living there, the Republicans gave up because there was no way of milking money out of those blighted urban areas. Bleed the poor of jobs and opportunities, and then blame the poor for their situation.

That's what Republicans do. They set up programs that are expensive and doomed to be less than what is needed, open to graft and manipulation, and then say - "I told you this was a bad idea". Other countries just set up programs to help their people without assuming that theft and graft are rampant, and poor people will cheat the system. We get efficient programs to help all of our people, and we get good results for the dollars spent. For every dollar government spends on programs to help the people, they get $1.50 return in taxes generated. This is money given directly to voters, not corporations, or the costs of government services.
This is so patently idiotic that it deserves no better response than to say what idiocy it is.
 

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Biden says grappling with issues of systemic injustice “is going to require those of us who sit in some position of influence to finally deal with the abuse of power.”
“With our complacency, our silence, we are complicit in perpetuating these cycles of violence.”

Does Biden still remember he served as vice president of the United States for eight years, and as a senator for 36 years prior to that?
This is a local issue. Not really even a state issue. Police forces are unique to each individual municipality.
Perhaps some federal hiring standards could be implemented? But at the end of the day this boils down to the local leadership.
Then why is this happening over and over and over in police forces from one side of the country to the other? If it was a local issue, it wouldn't be happening all over the country. Black people shot after having a breakdown on the highway. Black children playing cops and robbers, gunned down in parks. Black home owners shot when reporting a prowler. Black joggers shot in the road. Black men being choked to death for illegally selling cigarettes. A black man shot in his own home because a cop went to the wrong apartment. A black man shot in his own back yard while talking on his cell phone. Police thought the shiny thing in his hand was a gun. A black woman shot in her bed at home on a no knock warrant which was for a man already in police custody. An unarmed black man in a traffic stop chased down and shot in the back by a cop. All caught on video.

This is just in the past five years. Eric Garner died 5 years ago this week, saying with his dying breathe "I can't breathe". When Colin Kapernick protested by taking a knee, that was the wrong way to protest. Every attempt by black people, like Black Lives Matter, has been met with a racist, backlash which painted the protestors as cop killers. Why are the right wingers who are shooting up churches and synagogues "mentally ill", but when a black objects to being killed, he's a thug, and told this wouldn't be happening if the guy had just not objected to being racially profiled, stopped for no reason, and beat up at the whim of the arresting officers.

Mr. Floyd was clearly in distress when police handcuffed him and removed him from his vehicle. He could barely stand. He was compliant. His movements were disjointed and shambling. He should not have been handcuffed in the first place. He should have been treated like a human being in distress, but he was abused from his first moments of contact with police. And now he's dead - for no reason other than the police could beat up a black guy and no one could stop them.
It only happens in cities controlled by Democrats
There are no big cities controlled by Republicans. I was in Baltimore in the 1970's. It was a hellhole then. We drove for blocks and blocks of the concrete without a tree or a blade of grass in sight. Dirty, crowded. Terrible poverty. That's not politcal povery - that's systemic. That being allowed to happen, and it is a waste of American lives.

The parallels of life in South Africa, after Apartheid, and life in America after segregation, should not go unnoticed.
Because democrats are the same the world over
 

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