blackjack21 wrote:That was in New Zealand, and the shooter was apparently radicalized in Europe, and made donations to identitarian groups in Austria and France. You guys are grasping at straws to blame New Zealand shootings on Trump too. In that case, it was an anti-Muslim attack, not a race-based attack. Islam is a religion, not a race.
Trump is not the direct cause of everything but he is without a doubt making racial/xenophobic tensions escalate in the US and even the world. He is as much a symptom of the problem as well as a multiplier of said problem.
It seems that Floyd had a stress response that triggered an asthma attack followed by cardiac arrest.
And the stress response was caused by what?
Look, this is the issue with you guys trying to make up excuses. Even if he had not died, the way that he was treated alone is criminal. If the guy were still alive with his family this was still criminal. If he had sued the police and gotten 400000 billion dollars, this was still criminal. And of course, lets not even mention the countless other times that shit like this happens, many of which have been caught on video and still takes ages for the victims to get any sort of justice/closure and let's not even talk about the ones that are not caught on video, audio or some sort of witness, those go largely ignored.
Now to the other point, I think it is highly unlikely that a 41 year old, despite any other health condition that he might have, that his death is not directly related to the treatment that he received. Just suggesting that seems kind of oblivious to what is going on right now and why this has escalated this much, this quickly.
Maybe there is a minuscule, almost lightning striking twice in the same place kind of event, that he would have died anyway from a health condition that day, and maybe if he was treated with a pinch of decency this would not have happened.
One thing is sure now, the officers involved are NOT going to get any sort of fair treatment. At this point, it is impossible to have an unbiased jury or judge from them. Any sort of punishment will appear "too little" for the mob and any sort of leniency will be seen as racism and obstruction of justice.
If you really think that the death was not directly related to the way that George was treated, if you really thought that, you would be as outraged by the way that the police department conducted themselves as everyone else is. Because of these officers were arrested right away, all of them due to probable cause (which there was plenty), and then the investigation revealed that he died of other shit maybe... maybe there wouldn't have been this much outrage and the 4 idiots would have gotten away with minor charges, firing and/or fines. Instead, by covering with excuses and inaction they have virtually guaranteed that no punishment (even if adequate/reasonable) will satisfy the mob... Nobody will get justice after this.
To choke him, Chauvin would have to be pressing the trachea against the esophagus such that epiglottis blocks airflow. That's likely not the case here. It's more likely that the stress of the situation induced an asthma attack, which cascaded into myocardial infarction followed by cardiac arrest. It's important to get the facts right if you don't want the cop to get away with it. Jumping to hasty conclusions is always a bad idea in legal cases.
You seem to be trying to make a lot of emphasis on this. If I hang you, and you die by lack of circulation to the brain is it any different that if you die by breaking your neck, or if the rope is too long and the fall too high if you die by decapitation? The end result is the same, I killed you...
So unless an independent pathologist somehow comes to say, hey... this guy died from a bomb that he swallowed 3 days prior and happen to go off at the same time, it will be highly unlikely that any decent medical-legal witness will not be able to directly link it to the way that he was treated. And again, even if he had not died, or there is definite proof that he died of something else, it still would not clear these cops of the way they criminally treated him.
So stop with the nonsense.
The Flynn Effect is well understood. So is IQ variation within a race, even within the same family. Murray was saying that there is a central tendency that shows that there remains an IQ difference between racial groups (that is, individuals within the group, not the entire group) even when controlling for socio-economic factors.
Go ahead, don't even bother trying to hide racism.
IQ testing is extremely unreliable and heavily influenced by culture because of the way we think is heavily influenced by the way we were raised.
By the way, counterfeiting money is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Why so many deflections? Are you suggesting that because he was a criminal, or alleged criminal anyways, it changes anything? Are you suggesting that if this guy had stolen money, counterfit money, sold drugs, bought drugs, assaulted, killed or raped someone he should have been treated in this way and it would have been fine? Since when does the police have the authority to conduct judgment, sentencing and execution (quite literally execution in this case)?
The deflections do nothing else but expose you. If you really think this was unacceptable, say so and shut up. We can also agree violent protests, property destruction, etc is unacceptable. It is not hard for me to hold both thoughts simultaneously... why do you find it so hard? And since this is about politics... why is it so hard for your dear idol Trump to condemn racists and instead weasels out by saying "very fine people on both sides" when white nationalists are involved in violent protests but has no trouble threatening the current protesters with shooting them by quoting a bully cop... that was an intentional reference and that must of come from one of the many racist ideologues that he has surrounded himself because not even for a second do I believe this potato head has any awareness of history.
Who is cheering them on? Almost everyone has said Chavin performed the mother of all dick moves.
A dick move is cutting someone off while driving. A dick move is filling a car with shaving cream. A dick move is putting feces in someone's mail box. A dick move is blasting music with 1000w speakers at 3 in the morning. A dick move is walking your dog and let it poop on your neightboor's yard and not pick it up. A dick move is having 50 cats in your house.
This is not a dick move. This is brutality and murder.
I think everyone understands angry but peaceful protests over what Chauvin did. When they start seeing white Antifa types setting buildings on fire and walking out of liquor stores with cases of Seagrams, then the sympathy melts away with remarkable speed.
Are you this eloquent when condemning the extreme right? Just wondering.
Yeah, well they have to get passed asking Amy Klobuchar why she chose not to prosecute Chauvin; otherwise, Biden is going to have to pick a black woman as his VP, rendering the establishment's plan to use him as a puppet completely moot.
The chances of Stacy Abrams just shoot off the charts. I am not a particular fan of hers but I cannot deny that it looks like it will be politically advantageous for him. And while I am not a fan of people doing shit for political expediency rather than to actually have a positive impact in the world, in this case, I am all for it because we need to maximize the chances of taking the orange potato out of the white house.
Tell me if you think sincerely that the US is in the right path today to becoming "great again".
That's been the case for a long time. They even had video evidence with the Rodney King beating. Charge Chauvin with what is indisputable--manslaughter. If you want to hang him and go for first degree murder, you lose the case because the evidence doesn't match your emotional outrage. Even third-degree murder is much harder to prove.
That might very well be the case and this is one of the many reasons why this is so painful. The 4 criminal policemen might end up facing charges or punishments that might end up being harsher than what they would otherwise receive had everything been done correctly from start. I don't think they will get "impartial" jury anymore. There is also the stigma and prejudice that will follow the police for decades to come, the ones in minesota, the ones in new york, LA, chicago, Miami, etc...
This is why it is important to do things properly from start. This is why it is important for leaders in the community, city, state and country to acknowledge the pain sincerely (or at least give the best possible act to appear sincere) and try to de-escalate the situation. This is why tweeting shooting comes after looting is definitely not wise.
You see? everything is interconected. We have a very delicate balance. Media (traditional and social) amplifies everything, everyone needs to be very careful with what they say or do. If they cannot do that, if they are not responsible, then they shouldn't be using those tools. I don't keep a social media account. Never had, and no plans to ever have one. Whatever you say can and at some point might be used against you. The semi-racist innocent joke you said with other friends that find it funny and not inapropriate might very well cost you the job even if you didn't mean it in a derogatory way and you are an otherwise non-racist great person. Some things are painful to others and we live in a society and we have to be mindful of others. If a moron in chief cannot realize this, maybe he should just be moron former-president instead.
If he swallowed a bag of meth and his heart exploded, that would be another matter. However, we don't have evidence of that at this point.
If he has swallowed a bag of meth, the police had not put a knee to his head, and he had been taken to the hospital the moment that any symptom became evident or the guy said anything that he was feeling bad and/or that he swallowed something... THEN and only then maybe you had a point. But all of this only happened in a parallel universe.