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George Floyd Dies After Saying He Can't Breathe After Arrest...video Shows Cop With Knee On His Neck

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  1. charmingt

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    I look at it this way. If any harm / danger comes to Derek Chauvin, an African American guard cannot be blamed nor suspect. Seriously, not everything is against them; it's a blessing to be safeguarded from blame, because should something happen to Chauvin, 'they' were no where around the scene of the crime. Some 'doors' are meant to be closed to protect us. This is one of them.
     
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    Whoever’s behind this needs to caught and dragged. These are not suicidal incidents.
    I’m praying Mark 4:22 ... :pray:
     
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    Some YT people really get on my nerves. I’ve been watching some British tennis and commenting on the matches on another forum. Before the match starts the players and umpires have been taking the knee. Someone asked why are they doing this, and “this is just an American issue.” They find it uncomfortable and cringeworthy to watch.

    Like are you serious right now, how the hell is this just an American issue? The racism in the UK is just as bad if not worse as it’s so covert. And goodness me I’m sorry that a show of solidarity is making you feel uncomfortable. :look:
     
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    This is not an excuse But I have this gut feeling his intent was not to go along with the killing of George Floyd not knowing what Chauvin set out to do. It was like his second day on the job but still at anytime he could have said stop and or refuse to participate.
     
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    I realize that taking the knee has been established as the the thing to do but it was never a good idea to be the symbol of protest when traditionally it's symbolized subservience and inferior rank worldwide. It runs counter to other men's liberation movements that embraced the notion of dying on ones feet rather than living on their knees and that's probably where some of the cringe comes from.
     
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    These people are showing their true colours over there. A family member who is biracial but looks white have been dropping and distancing themselves from so many of their white “friends” and coworkers because they are showing their true colours with their opinions of the BLM movement. They think they can say anything around this person because they look white. Then act all shocked when they get called out.

     
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    British white people are not different from American whites. Believe me, they misinterpret, this humble posture as an act of aggression and defiance just like some whites in the US. I have seen old black men being referred to as boys with a smirk too. They disrespect and look down on us just like Americans. They are just more covert and polite about it. I don’t think they have that much empathy for black people that they would cringe at us looking subservient. Nope.

     
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    I’m not sure if taking the knee can or should wholly be described as “subservient.” Before taking the knee became a notable thing within American football, you’ll be aware that the gesture was massive within the civil rights movement, although I believe it originally stemmed from people kneeling at the graves of soldiers. Taking the knee is supposed to be a respectful statement.

    Since George Floyd's death, taking the knee has gained even greater meaning, because they kneeled on him until he died.

    The significance of kneeling has grown over the last few weeks, and is now a reasonably well understood sign of acknowledging that we live in a world where systemic racism continues to be a problem, and it's a show of solidarity for those who are still negatively impacted by it.
     
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    What is wrong with this man? He won’t quit. He woke up this morning and decided to make this his first tweet of the day. For someone who was sexually assaulted by a white man he sure has a lot to say in support of white lives.

     
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    What is Terry Crews talking about? No one said anything about Black lives being better. Ugh, he's annoying.
     
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    After what happened with Meghan Markle the British need to stfu.
     
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    He is so cringey. I don’t know how is wife put up with him.
     
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    So I have been getting texts from all over the world to not buy anything on the 7th of July. Is anyone else in?
     
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