This happened yesterday. How many times does a Black man have to say to the police I can't breathe? Any thoughts?
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THESE RACIST COWARD MOTHERFUCKERS SHOULD BE TRIED AND CONVICTED FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER!!!!!!!
THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO PUT A STOP TO THESE STATE-SANCTIONED LYNCHINGS!!!!!!!!!!
IT IS TIME, IT IS BEYOND TIME, THAT ALL BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA DO WHAT IT TAKES TO PUT A STOP TO THESES ORGANIZED, PRE-MEDITATED, STATE-SANCTIONED LYNCHINGS!!!!!!!
AFRICAN AMERICA/AFRICAN AMERICANS NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND PUT AN END TO THESE RACIST SERIAL KILLINGS; PUT AN END TO THE STATE-SANCTIONED LYNCHINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA BY RACIST PSYCHOPATH COPS AND ANY/ALL OTHER RACISTS!!!!!!!!!
BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA MUST COME TOGETHER, MUST UNIFY, MUST GET ON THE SAME PAGE, TO END THESE RACIST LYNCHINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA, BY ANY-MEANS-NECESSARY!!!!!!!!!!
The only difference between a Klan robe and a police uniform are the colors; one is a mask and robe and the other is a hat, jacket and pants. One is full white from top to bottom and the other is blue from top to bottom. All are worn by white psychopaths full of hatred toward us and "black" cops are working for Master for a paycheck. They'll do what M,ASTER says.
Why do white psychopaths hate the Black man so much?? Jealousy, maybe?? Pissed off at their strength?? Mad because some of their women like that black dick?? Mad because they don't have a dick??? What the fuck is their problem??
As long as I've been breathing air, I don't know of one Black man kneeling on a white man's neck; nor do I recall a Black man hanging a white man from a tree.
I remember Emit Til; seeing his decomposed body in Jet magazine. I don't recall a Black man doing that to a white man. Nor do I( know of a Black man eating white men for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Something's seriously wrong with these Crackers. We;re looking for these fuckers to put their white brethren in jail for killing one of us. Who's crazier, them or us???
They'd like to kneel on ALL OUR NECKS until dead. Recognize.
Stay tuned for the NEXT BLACK MAN to DIE BY THEIR HANDS/KNEES.
We'll be rioting in the streets, calling Rev. Al or that Lawyer Crump (or whatever the heck his name is; he doesn't seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer to me), until the next time a Black man is murdered by a white psychopath.
400 years of this shit...still counting.
They do this to us because they can!!!!!!!! Who are you going to call, TRUMP????
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.
“The Blue Plague is a serial killer that dates back to the slave patrols of the pre-Civil War South.”
The pathogen that kills Black people at two and a half times the rate of whites took the life of 46 year-old George Floyd , this week in Minneapolis. Floyd’s last words were, “I can’t breathe,” much like the desperate utterances of plague victim Eric Garner , struck down in 2014 in New York City. Unlike the still raging Covid-19 virus, which is virulent among Blacks of both sexes, the Blue Plague is especially lethal to Black males of all ages. According to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, 1 in every 1,000 black boys and men will be fatally stricken by the Blue Plague at some point in their lifetimes – at ages ranging from 12 year-old Tamir Rice , snuffed out in Cleveland in 2014, to 50 year-old Walter Scott , who fell victim to the pestilence in North Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.
Covid-19 is categorized as a “novel,” or new, virus, having mutated recently from wild animals. But the Blue Plague is a serial killer that dates back to the slave patrols of the pre-Civil War South. Indeed, the first vector of the Blue Plague has been traced back to Charleston, South Carolina, which established a paramilitary force called the City Guard in 1783, primarily to “police” Black slaves – although the term police had not yet been invented. The City Guard helped suppress the Denmark Vesey slave rebellion in 1822 – a success that is believed to have led to the mutation of slave patrols into full-fledged vectors of Black death in cities across the nation, not just the South.
“The Blue Plague is especially lethal to Black males of all ages.”
Researchers are hoping to find a vaccine for Covid-19, possibly within the year, but the Blue Plague only grows more deadly over time and enjoys a host of immunities. Although Black people had hoped that the historic expansion in the number of Black elected officials would create political antibodies to limit the spread of the Blue Plague, the opposite has happened. In 2014, just months before Michael Brown’s life was cut short by the Blue Plague, in Ferguson, Missouri, 80 percent of the Congressional Black Caucus voted to continue funneling billions of dollars in military weapons, gear and training to local infestations of the plague, despite ample evidence that such infusions have made the scourge even more toxic to Black life. Four years later, 75 percent of the Black Caucus voted to classify the Blue Plague as a “protected class,” further immunizing the disease from the possibility of cure. The Protect and Serve Act of 2018 was “superfluous, since cops are already the most protected ‘class’ in the nation.”
More radical thinkers, steeped in the struggle against social pathogens, argue that the virulence of the Blue Plague can be weakened, at least among concentrated Black populations, through Black Community Control of the disease. A number of plague control formulas have been put forward , but the Black Misleadership Class, deeply embedded in the Democratic Party, fiercely resists any curb on the blue contagion, and actively encourages the spread of the disease among the federal secret police. In March of this year, two thirds of the Congressional Black Caucus joined with a large majority of Democrats in support of the wildly misnamed USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, which has since passed the Senate , as well. Only 17 of the 50 full-voting Black members of the House voted against the law, which was supposed to expire this year along with other provisions of the infamous Patriot Act. As reported in The Verge , the Act allows the FBI “to collect ‘tangible things’ related to national security investigations without a warrant, requiring only approval from a secret court that has reportedly rubber-stamped many requests.” These tangible things include spying on targeted peoples’ web browsing “without having to demonstrate that those Americans have done anything wrong,” in the words of Oregon Sen. Wyden.
“The Black Misleadership Class, deeply embedded in the Democratic Party, fiercely resists any curb on the blue contagion.”
The Blue contagion has spread around the world as the United States deploys its vast military as a kind of global police force, backed up by killer drones that carry out White House authorized executions in the far reaches of the planet. President Barack Obama authorized a regular schedule of snuff jobs on “Kill Tuesdays ,” but President Trump’s timetable is probably more erratic.
This being an election year, George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion. The Democratic mayor of the city fired the four cops involved in crushing Floyd’s neck, and Joe Biden, the presidential candidate who brags that he “wrote” the Plague-proliferating 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, tweeted that “George Floyd deserved better and his family deserves justice. His life mattered.” But Biden and his party’s history as vectors of mass death say otherwise.
In the absence of an immediate cure, it is certain that some endangered Black males – and sisters, who are not immune to the ravages of the Blue Plague – will resort to home remedies to ward off the pestilence, as did Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner and, more recently, some brothers in Dallas and Baton Rouge .
BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com .
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In Minneapolis on Tuesday, thousands of people gathered to condemn the police violence against George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died Monday after an officer knelt on his neck for more than seven minutes. The protest, which included chants of “It could have been me,” was met at times with tear gas and rubber bullets. It’s a response that was incredibly harsh — and one that marks a stark contrast with how law enforcement has reacted to lockdown protests, several of which have included armed white men.
Tuesday’s protest was prompted by officers’ violence toward Floyd, actions that were captured on camera by bystanders who urged the police to stop hurting him. Floyd was arrested in connection with a forgery report on Monday; shortly after, officers pinned him to the ground, with one putting his knee on his neck to keep him down.
In a video that circulated widely on social media, Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” a statement reminiscent of the last words of Eric Garner, who died in New York in 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold. Following his transport to a medical center, Floyd died later in the day.
Floyd’s death has spurred massive outcry over the police’s excessive use of force during his arrest and the long pattern of police violence that’s resulted in the killing of black men. In Minnesota alone, there have been multiple incidents in recent years that have raised national attention, including the shooting of Philando Castile, who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in 2016.
Unlike many officer-involved shootings, though, there have been some swift repercussions to Floyd’s death: The four police officers who were involved in the incident were fired, and the FBI has now opened an investigation. “Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement. Floyd’s family is now calling for the officers to be charged with murder, a sentiment that’s been echoed by advocates around the country.
Yet despite the steps taken toward justice, the treatment of protesters during a Tuesday march in Minneapolis underscored how police continue to use violence against people of color.
Although the march was predominantly peaceful, at one point a group of protesters began to throw rocks and vandalize police cars, according to CBS Minnesota. When protesters approached the location of the precinct where the officers who hurt Floyd supposedly worked, some broke a window of the police station, while others tagged the outside of a car with graffiti. Around that time, police began firing tear gas at the crowd and using flash grenades, CNN reports. Andy Maddix, a Star-Tribune journalist who was on the scene, also noted that he was shot by a rubber bullet.
“It’s real ugly. The police have to understand that this is the climate they have created, this is the climate they created,” a protester told CBS Minnesota.
The escalation from police is an example of how open law enforcement can be to using violence against a crowd composed heavily of people of color. “This is where police have to become better at deescalating,” Rashad Robinson, the president of advocacy group Color of Change, told Vox. “It illustrates very clearly the ways controlling, harming, and mistreating black people are an acceptable course for police in America.”
Images from these protests — including protesters dousing their faces with milk in order to temper the sting of the tear gas — underscore not only the intensity of the response, but a major contrast with the lack of force that’s been used in anti-lockdown protests at state capitols around the country, when the protesters were armed white men. As Vox’s Katelyn Burns reported, white men equipped with assault weapons were among those who protested Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdown restrictions in Michigan in late April, prompting some lawmakers to wear bulletproof vests to work. In St. Paul, too, an overwhelmingly white crowd pushed to “liberate Minnesota” earlier this month, with some showcasing firearms.
“Unarmed people, many of whom are people of color, protest police brutality and are met with police brutality — flash grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets,” says Georgetown Law professor Paul Butler, the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men. “But when armed, mainly white protesters storm the Michigan state capitol, the police just let them be.”
There’s a major difference in how unarmed black protesters were treated in Minneapolis, compared to armed white protesters
The protests that took place in Minneapolis over Floyd’s death and those that have occurred in state capitols have many differences — including, in some cases, their size. Still, the contrast in how police reacted to protesters at these respective gatherings was evident, and several journalists and activists have called out the disparity on social media.
A tale of two protests shows America’s ugly race problem:
Michigan - white protestors WITH GUNS yell and threaten armed insurrection AGAINST fellow citizens’ safety, nothing done
Minneapolis- diverse, yet mainly black people protesting FOR fellow citizens’ safety, tear gassed
“There are different sets of rules, there are different sets of consequences,” says Robinson, regarding the way law enforcement reacted in these different scenarios. He recalls police using tactics like tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, when they pushed back on the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014.
Meanwhile, armed protesters in Michigan were met simply with pointed stares from the officers on the scene during a lockdown protest that itself drew attention to the racial disparities exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. “Armed men with guns have been showing up in capitols across the country, in essence, demanding that things open back up,” Robinson notes. “What’s been opening back up are places where black and brown people work.”
As advocates note, this is not to say that there should have been more force used in the protests at the state capitols, or in any protests, but to highlight the uneven response — and note that police shouldn’t be disproportionately using violence when these protests involve people of color.
Ultimately, both Robinson and Brown say that Floyd’s death — and the treatment of the protesters who were trying to raise awareness about it — draws attention to the lack of accountability of police in many cities.
Robinson notes that more policies focused on transparency and taking responsibility, coupled with a fundamental rethinking of why the criminal justice system is so central to American life, need to be implemented in order to advance long-term change. “We put everything in our police departments instead of investing in communities to make them home. Literally, we put our knee on people’s necks instead of lifting them up,” he said.
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We're surrounded by the Blue Plague and the White Plague.
It sure would be nice if these fuckers would return to EUROPE!!!!!
Every time I think about the constant killing of our Black men, I become mentally paralyzed. This time I keep thinking of the arrogant rant by this policemen to George Floyd who is struggling to breathe. Each time the officer taunts George, his presses his knee harder on George's neck as other fellow officers watch in silence. [this haunts me....I'm reminded of the book "The Farming of Bones]. I can still hear the echoes of George's voice begging for help, begging for his "mama"......begging for water....begging for humanity as onlookers uncomfortably demanded the ranting policemen remove his knee from George's neck. See?!! George died right in front of us. I will never forget the look on George's face with his head turned to side. Life had left George's eyes as the police all stood in pretense that George was still alive-they knew when the EMTs arrived George was already DEAD. Later, media was told that the EMTs tried to revive George when they placed him in the ambulance. He was already DEAD way BEFORE they got there. Last week it was Ahmaud Auberry -a week before that it was Sean Reed, the teen who ran from the police and was shot 10 times in the back. This week it's George-killed by the bending of the knee of a racist cop. So. Let's continue to say their names. Maybe if we say them loud enough-Black people [black families/communities....] will stop being paralyzed and stunned by this ongoing injustice and take back their power. Cuz quite frankly how effective is protesting? I mean....really. Cuz the very ones protesting against come to the confrontation with a full arsenal-guns/tear gas! While we stand there screaming Black Lives Matter with a flower and paper sign in our hands. Black people! Take your power back! Don't be afraid to die. They are killing us anyway. Be brave enough to live and fight for your human rights. So let's take back our legitimate throne....NOW! Otherwise the war against us will continue. Say their names! But!
Murder Victim George Floyd Words Of Wisdom To Our Youth Today's (Young People It Your Time To Stand)
REP. MAXINE WATERSCOP KNEELING ON GEORGE FLOYD 'ENJOYED DOING IT'
5/28/2020 1:00 AM PT
Rep. Maxine Waters says George Floyd's killing has her thinking some police officers wake up thinking, "I'm gonna get me one today," and she suspects George was this guy's one.
The Congresswoman from California joined us on "TMZ Live" and was outraged by Floyd's death at the hands of police, telling us it's got her reflecting on other killings of young black men by cops and white supremacists.
Waters says the Minneapolis cop who kept his knee jammed deep into Floyd's neck for several minutes actually "enjoyed doing it." She took it a step further with a theory about what goes through the minds of rogue police officers.
The way Rep. Waters sees it ... the cop was out for blood, and that's why he didn't care that citizens were not only witnessing his actions, but recording video of him slowly killing Floyd.
As for the other officers involved -- she's not letting them off the hook, criminally, either.
The Congresswoman says the police and white supremacists who think they can get away with killing a black person feel empowered because of "dog-whistling" from President Trump.
And, in a sobering commentary, she explains how the justice system has repeatedly failed millions of citizens ... which makes it increasingly important to have irrefutable video when crimes like this occur.
From the Twitter Account of Mr. Colin Kaepernick...
"Auntie" Maxine sure as hell did KNEEL down on this LYNCHING of yet, another Black man in America.
" 80 percent of the Congressional Black Caucus voted to continue funneling billions of dollars in military weapons, gear and training to local infestations of the plague, despite ample evidence that such infusions have made the scourge even more toxic to Black life."
So, now you know WHY the Black Mis-leadership Class remains silent as thousands of Black people are LYNCHED by racist cops and racist hatemongers in this country.