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Black Lives Matter

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:15 pm
by kreuzberger
Chavin guilty found on all charges. It's a step but only a small step.

Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:19 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
As Van Jones said on CNN, "One down, many more to go..."

A good day.

Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:57 pm
by Bones McCoy
All the usual suspects cheerleading for an appeal.

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Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:36 am
by Boiler
One forum I frequent has finally woken up to the Trumpian idiot (as detached from reality as you'd expect) calling BLM "Burn, Loot and Murder" and has locked his long-running thread entitled "America's 2nd civil war".

Note, not banned him.

Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:51 am
by Oblomov
Bones McCoy wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:57 pm All the usual suspects cheerleading for an appeal.

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Yup:


Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:40 am
by Andy McDandy
To a degree. At uni, my law tutor (an American) explained that the OJ Simpson trial jury had reached the verdict it had, because the defence team had framed their case as "Can a black man get a fair trial in the city of Rodney King?". If the answer is yes, then a not guilty verdict follows. Otherwise we're in wild west "We'll give him a fair hearing and then hang him" territory.

AFAICS the defence here rested on "stop being mean to cops, you don't know what pressure they're under", while holding random members of the public to a higher standard of behaviour than apparently trained police officers. Chauvin's refusal to testify on the grounds of self-incrimination wasn't helping them either. Obvious conclusion is that he's either stupid or bent.

I just hope that the message America takes from this trial is that the police have to reform and serve their entire community, and not just be a dumping ground for thugs wanting to put a bit of stick about with impunity.

Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:48 pm
by Oblomov


Another Faux News journalist who's had a dignified reaction to the trial verdict.

Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:11 pm
by Bones McCoy
I would gladly crowdfund a celebrity WWE bout between Tucker Carlson and Tucker Jenkins.

Winner to be declared "King of the Tuckers".

Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:29 pm
by Bones McCoy
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Re: Black Lives Matter

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:11 pm
by Samanfur
Harsh, but fair.