Political talk from outside of the UK
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By Oblomov
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WTF? wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Bearing in mind that the U.S. police seem to be only a couple of rungs below a Brazillian death squad I wouldn't be surprised to find they "got creative" when it came to vandalism.
I've asked my mate for the source but he's told me of an incident where a club was forced into a subdued man's hand which then gave the police justification for "incapacitating force" i.e. they lamp him until he's unconscious.
By WTF?
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Indeed. The country was built upon prejudice. If it wasn't Native Americans it was African Americans. If it wasn't African Americans it was the Irish. If it wasn't the Irish it was Hispanics. I hope the Chinese kick their arse from one end of the Pacific to the other.

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By The Weeping Angel
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Of course China which botched the response to COVID-19 and is carrying out a genocide against the Uygurs is just the country we need to become the next superpower. Meanwhile an actual American police officer who shockingly knows what they're talking about has not only a good idea about what's gone wrong with US police but how to solve it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... icing-cia/
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Oblomov wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:56 pm
I've asked my mate for the source but he's told me of an incident where a club was forced into a subdued man's hand which then gave the police justification for "incapacitating force" i.e. they lamp him until he's unconscious.
In my day that was the 'Hold this son. You're nicked' urban myth.

Like the wrong greatcoat story.
By mr angry manchester
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WTF? wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Indeed. The country was built upon prejudice. If it wasn't Native Americans it was African Americans. If it wasn't African Americans it was the Irish. If it wasn't the Irish it was Hispanics. I hope the Chinese kick their arse from one end of the Pacific to the other.

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They have always had to have someone to hate. For a bit, at first, it was the British, then for years it was the native Indian population, which was nearly wiped out, then the Blacks, then, again briefly, the Japanese, then the Russians, now its Islam.
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By Oblomov
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:57 pm
I'll wager you groovers never saw this coming...

I'll tweet Charlie Brooker to ask him to stop writing such a shit reality from now on.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Utterly, utterly unhinged. How can they allow him to continue?
Trump said during his Rose Garden event this morning, “Equal justice under the law must mean every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender or creed. They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement.”

The president then appeared to veer from his prepared remarks, saying, “We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.’ This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everbody. This is a great day for everybody. This a great, great day in terms of equality.”

Trump then swerved back into talking about the economy, boasting about the coronavirus relief packages he has signed into law.
 
By Oblomov
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Utterly disgusting appropriation of George Floyd's name. I wouldn't be surprised if Trump is asking for Floyd's body to be driven to DC so they can suit him up and pose him for a post-mortem handshake of forgiveness photo op.
 
By Boiler
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Oblomov wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Utterly disgusting appropriation of George Floyd's name. I wouldn't be surprised if Trump is asking for Floyd's body to be driven to DC so they can suit him up and pose him for a post-mortem handshake of forgiveness photo op.
The Victorians were masters of post-mortem photography:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36389581
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