MN - George Floyd, 46, unarmed, killed in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 *arrests* #2

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  1. Sillybilly

    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    It seems this thread that is dedicated to discussion of the George Floyd killing has been hijacked with politicizing.

    Thread closed for some cleanup.
     


  2. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Thank you for bringing Eric Garner’s name forward. Mr. Garner’s WS thread is here for anyone interested:

    NY - Officer Daniel Pantaleo used deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, Staten Island, July 2014
     
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  3. Sillybilly

    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thread is open again.

    Do not bring the protests and any other political discussion to this thread.

    Also a reminder that Websleuths is and always has been victim friendly. Mr. George Floyd is the victim in this tragedy. His present and future were stolen from him and he most certainly did NOT deserve to die based on his past.

    Posts that are politicizing or victim blaming will result in permanent Thread Reply Bans.
     
  4. tresir2012

    tresir2012 Former Member

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    Charlot123 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, because apprehension by the police, strictly speaking, is for public safety. The way Floyd behaved, he was not a danger to the public. (I think he simply did not feel well at first, and later, was afraid to remain in Chauvin’s car, and for a good reason). But he was neither resisting arrest, nor a public threat.
     
  6. Tippy Lynn

    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    Is there another thread that we can discuss these topics?
    TIA
     
  7. Luna20

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    Cubby fly the W!

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    Cubby fly the W!

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    This is going to be one interesting trial. So many questions. Will he plea? Take a jury or request a bench trial?

    And just think, this could be a groundbreaking case in that there is no statute of limitations on murder. I've already hear about one additional manslaughter case in NM due to police brutality. How many more will follow?
     
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    SaguaroSpirit You cannot comply your way out of tyranny.

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    I wondered that too, did any of the witnessing crowd call in more police?
     
  12. Rocco

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    Because they knew what would happen to them if they intervened. Thao was just waiting for someone to try.
     
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    No there isn't Tippy Lynn and there are no plans to open such a thread at this time.
     
  14. Luna20

    Luna20 Well-Known Member

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    Fear of the same out of control aggression could be brought upon them. I would hope that someone made a call but that hasn’t been verified yet to my knowledge.
     
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  15. RANCH

    RANCH United we stand, divided we fall.

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    The witness's on scene did intervene to the best of their ability by pleading with all of the officers to stop the kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck. JMO.
     
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    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    Yeah, what are they gonna do? Call the police?! Completely senseless. Scary that Chauvin had been policing for the last 18 years!
     
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  18. RANCH

    RANCH United we stand, divided we fall.

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    The only other option would be to physically try to stop Chauvin. That could have ended with the witness's being injured or killed.

    Not a good idea. This defense attorney will have to try something else because common sense tell us that the witness's did everything they could to intervene and prevent the senseless death of George Floyd.

    Statements like that made in front of a jury will backfire and make them doubt anything the defense lawyer say's as being sincere. JMO
     
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    My goodness, that's about the stupidest statement I've heard yet! He's only doing his job I guess, but wow, that's a reach. If the whole situation wasn't so tragic, it'd be laughable.
     
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    If you watch the video, near the end of the clip when he’s called out on his garbage “don’t you think that’s asking too much of the civilians and not enough of your client?” And the Lawyer answers “Absolutely”. It’s almost surreal. If someone showed me that clip and I had no knowledge of what had happened, I wouldn’t believe that was a real interview, I’d assume it was a scene from a parody or something.
     
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