Author Topic: The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN last Monday, May 25  (Read 10400 times)

jimbogumbo

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Re: The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN last Monday, May 25
« Reply #285 on: April 15, 2021, 07:15:11 AM »

So we should be considering the possibility that Officer Kim Potter was hoping to quit her job suddenly in disgrace and receive death threats?

We shouldn't rush to buy the narrative that it was a tragic accident that could have happened to anybody.
I don't believe there a narrative like that, not 'happening' to someone as in, you are sitting there and you are struck by lightning. Each party did certain things which prompted the other party to do things, including, quite possibly, mistakes. When the police say it was an accident I take them to mean she didn't want to shoot the victim with a bullet. I can't see any reason to doubt it. Although I have heard they are less likely to use lethal force on black suspects than white.

You may have "heard" the bolded part, but it Just.Isn't.True.

https://www.theroot.com/maybe-america-is-racist-1846667213

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Re: The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN last Monday, May 25
« Reply #286 on: April 15, 2021, 07:54:56 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/upshot/surprising-new-evidence-shows-bias-in-police-use-of-force-but-not-in-shootings.html

Returning to the subject of what happened in the tragic death of Mr. Wright, how civilians act when having an encounter with the police can be a major factor in what 'happens' to them, although (please read carefully) we agree that it is indeed a tragedy that he was fatally shot earlier this week. And speaking of the Root, Dr. Henry Louis Gates might know something about these situations, firsthand.
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Re: The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN last Monday, May 25
« Reply #287 on: April 15, 2021, 08:00:21 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/upshot/surprising-new-evidence-shows-bias-in-police-use-of-force-but-not-in-shootings.html

Returning to the subject of what happened in the tragic death of Mr. Wright, how civilians act when having an encounter with the police can be a major factor in what 'happens' to them, although (please read carefully) we agree that it is indeed a tragedy that he was fatally shot earlier this week. And speaking of the Root, Dr. Henry Louis Gates might know something about it, firsthand.

He made a big mistake:
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Mr. Fryer, the youngest African-American to receive tenure at Harvard and the first to win a John Bates Clark medal, a prize given to the most promising American economist under 40, said anger after the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others drove him to study the issue. “You know, protesting is not my thing,” he said. “But data is my thing. So I decided that I was going to collect a bunch of data and try to understand what really is going on when it comes to racial differences in police use of force.”

Not protesting? Collecting data? Trying to understand?

He clearly doesn't understand how he's supposed to approach these issues.
It takes so little to be above average.