George Floyd...

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by BlackSG91, May 28, 2020.

  1. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    2,744
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Exiled on 391 Main Street
    Some of you might have heard about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of police in Minnesota. Here's the graphic footage of his arrest.:(






    ;>)/
     
  2. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    2,744
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Exiled on 391 Main Street
  3. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

    Messages:
    3,120
    Likes Received:
    3,393
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2015
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    I was saddened to see this. I only wish that this was shocking to me. Although justice will never bring back this mans life, I do hope that punishment will be absolute and expeditious ( especially for the asshole that wouldn't get off of his neck).
     
    XPT707FX and BlackSG91 like this.
  4. tedtan

    tedtan SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,749
    Likes Received:
    1,274
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Location:
    Never Neverland
    I'm surprised it took a couple of days to see a thread on this. I meant to post one but got sidetracked and forgot.


    Same here. This is all too common here in the states.


    He's a cop. Convict him, sentence him to prison and then let the inmates have at him. Maybe take bets on how long he survives with the monies going to police training programs prevent police abuses like this.
     
  5. zappatton2

    zappatton2 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    1,076
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    I've been avoiding actually watching the footage, not to maintain ignorance on the matter, but because it's just too horrifying. Needless to say, they did end up playing it on the news and I did see it, it's just heartbreaking, I don't know what else to say.

    A few years ago, when the BLM movement tried desperately to make people aware of black and minority victimization at the hands of authority, the overwhelming reaction of too many white folks, including people in my family, was to make excuses for police action, become personally defensive, or belittle the movement with "Blue Lives Matter" whataboutism. Imagine, being so offended by sports figures taking a knee as protest to such injustice, but not being offended by injustice itself?

    Anyone with a conscience should be sickened by the inhumanity of this. All of us, of all ethnic backgrounds, should be doing what we can to make this world better for everyone, should be reviewing our own biases and privileges, and ensuring the power wielded by state-appointed authority figures are conditional to the checks and balances of basic, legally protected civil rights.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
    Wrecklyss, Daemoniac, Edika and 6 others like this.
  6. Strobe

    Strobe SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN
    There is now looting near the target a mile from my house in St. Paul. That's sad, but it's not the point. We don't have a looting epidemic. We have a systemic issue with police malfeasance, the target of which is largely people of color, and I am mad as hell about it. It needs to end.
     
    Wrecklyss, AxeHappy, RoboKopp and 2 others like this.
  7. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

    Messages:
    3,801
    Likes Received:
    3,511
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Location:
    Arizona
    All the cops directly involved should be charged with accessory to muder. Dude killing guy slowy as crowd makes them all aware of it with cops preventing anyone else from helping by blocking them from getting to the person.
    - This is a shame but what's really shameful is all the incidents that happen and they get away with that aren't on video. If they're willing to do this on video as the wrong is being brought to their attention then they are truely evil. That technique is only supposed to be used to initially subdue someone. Once under control they shoul have put him in the back of car.
    - I don't know these cops backgrounds but I think an elephant in the room is the problem with mentally unstable ex military becoming cops to begin with. I wonder if this is the same thing again here.
     
    XPT707FX and BlackSG91 like this.
  8. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    2,744
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Exiled on 391 Main Street
    Don't worry...them police officers will get off scot free when Trump intervenes and gives them pardons like he did with this A-hole below...a war criminal who killed innocent people(women & children).:pissed:

    [​IMG]


    ;>)/
     
  9. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

    Messages:
    3,801
    Likes Received:
    3,511
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Location:
    Arizona
    I know what you're saying but I doubt even Trump will pardon these people. Trump is unpopular but he can't be all that bad because Milania married him, and that's true love if I've ever seen it. : )
     
  10. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

    Messages:
    2,875
    Likes Received:
    1,507
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Location:
    USA/Sweden
    Not to derail the thread, but wasn’t Gallagher proven innocent? Some other SEAL took the blame?
     
  11. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    2,744
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Exiled on 391 Main Street
    WAAATTTTTTT?!?!?!?!?!?!?:ugh:

    [​IMG]


    ;>)/
     
    SpaceDock likes this.
  12. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    2,744
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Exiled on 391 Main Street
    I don't think so...Eddie boy was on trial and good 'ol Donny played a part in getting his medal back.:oops:


    ;>)/
     
  13. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

    Messages:
    5,672
    Likes Received:
    2,341
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Location:
    Dutchess County, NY
    Nope. Total Trump pardon and nothing more.
     
    BlackSG91 likes this.
  14. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

    Messages:
    3,801
    Likes Received:
    3,511
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Location:
    Arizona
    I was being sarcastic. : )
     
    BlackSG91 likes this.
  15. Alexa run my life

    Alexa run my life SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    119
    Joined:
    May 6, 2020
    How many of those people recording it jumped in to help?
     
    c7spheres likes this.
  16. tedtan

    tedtan SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,749
    Likes Received:
    1,274
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Location:
    Never Neverland
    Trump only has power to pardon federal crimes. Any state and local level crimes they are convicted of would stand unless pardoned by the governor.



    You mean attempt to fight their way through the other three officers to get a shot at fighting off the fourth?

    That wouldn't work out very well for anyone that tried it.
     
    Wrecklyss, fantom, cwhitey2 and 6 others like this.
  17. shadowlife

    shadowlife Contributor

    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    491
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    1984
    I hope to see all this outrage and protesting the next time a police officer is killed in the line of duty.
     
  18. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

    Messages:
    11,143
    Likes Received:
    16,091
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Why? They're different things.
     
    XPT707FX, Strobe, jwade and 1 other person like this.
  19. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

    Messages:
    11,143
    Likes Received:
    16,091
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Tokyo
  20. shadowlife

    shadowlife Contributor

    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    491
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    1984
    Were you there when the incident took place?
    Or are you basing your opinion of it on a video taken at the end of the situation?
     
    Alexa run my life likes this.

Share This Page