George Floyd

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  • That is always good advice.
  • Like my plan to take over the world?
  • "Like my plan to take over the world?"

    Reported.
  • "Reported"

    Shut up, Karen.
  • There's a pinky and the brain joke in there somewhere but my image upload skills on this site are shite.
  • I'd like to speak to a manager.
  • The site software got fucked up by a server update done by the hosting company.

    If you want to share an image here, upload to a site like imgur.com and just past the link here.
  • "Its very strange how the normal practice of suspending policemen seems to have been replaced with immediate firings. "

    It is strange that they would terminate the relationship that gives them a lot of control over PO conduct.

    The passenger side video above is striking. Tazing a five foot tall girl in sandals who is indicating a desire to comply?
  • edited June 1
    still waiting to talk to a manager...
  • FoxNews is saying the independent autopsy concludes Floyd died of asphyxiation.

    Dr. was the same Dr. that did the independent autopsy on Eric Garner.
  • Now my kids want to go on the "protest walk" downtown with the Floyd family tomorrow. Ugh... Luckily their mom agrees with me that it's probably not safe. Too many anarchist agitators using this as cover to start their shit. Also, while I'm happy to open back up and be around a few people at a time, I still think that milling around large crowds is a bad idea.
  • "Dr. was the same Dr. that did the independent autopsy on Eric Garner. "

    https://time.com/5846011/george-floyd-independent-autopsy/
  • Chris - it's definitely in the category of "risky" activity. It does seem like Houston hasn't had it as bad as other places, and the pattern seems to be that the daylight protests are primarily peaceful, with the agitators using the cover of night to stir shit up. It's laudable that they want to stand in solidarity with the protest. My concern if I was you would be whether they would have a means to rapidly exit the situation if things turned bad unexpectedly.

  • For zuk...

  • Literally **screaming** "get your hands out of your pocksts" at someone while you're actively tasing them is.... fucking stupid.
  • Yeah, I've seen that circulating too. There's been tweets from that account before, I think. It isn't clear whether that account is legitimate or whatever. ANTIFA being a high decentralized, loosely-federated thing, I have a hard time believing it is very meaningful.

    Twitter has suspended the account, which is nice.
  • Dave - That's a good point and speaks to my general concern; their lack of situational experience. I know that the risk during the daytime is lower, but if things were to turn violent or ugly, would they recognize the signals? Would they know the appropriate action to take? Their school is downtown so it's not as unfamiliar an environment as it would be for most teenagers, but they only really know or recognize the streets on their daily route. My daughter has only been driving for about two years and she still struggles with north and south. What if they get separated during a chaotic scene and one or both lose their phones?

    And the COVID thing is still a thing. I am increasingly coming to believe that extended exposure to mass gatherings is the most significant risk. While being outside with moving air currents (and humidity and maybe heat) likely mitigates that risk... Well, they're still my kids and I worry.
  • Makes sense. I wouldn't want them going either, given what you've said.
  • "Dave - That's a good point and speaks to my general concern; their lack of situational experience. I know that the risk during the daytime is lower, but if things were to turn violent or ugly, would they recognize the signals? Would they know the appropriate action to take? Their school is downtown so it's not as unfamiliar an environment as it would be for most teenagers, but they only really know or recognize the streets on their daily route. My daughter has only been driving for about two years and she still struggles with north and south. What if they get separated during a chaotic scene and one or both lose their phones?"

    That was me. I went to a school that was in the midst of a rotting slum.

    That they are used to being somewhere on a school day with a bunch of their friends isn't at all the same as being there on a different day at a different time and for a different reason with different people.

    This might also be a fine time to tell them how stupid protesting is as an activity generally, and what a waste of breath it is to speak to POs generally. There is no such thing as personal security in a crowd, and public protest has to be the least effective form of political expression.
  • Belligerents have learned well the benefit of screaming in horror while resisting arrest. I'm no fan of the Atlanta Police, I've never had a good experience with them, but I have no problem with their actions towards those "kids".
  • BTW, Babylon Bee has some great articles lately...
    Clever Churchgoers Avoid Arrest By Disguising Themselves As Rioters - https://babylonbee.com/news/churchgoers-avoid-arrest-by-disguising-themselves-as-rioters

    TIME Names Karen Person Of The Year - https://babylonbee.com/news/time-names-karen-person-of-the-year
  • " ...but I have no problem with their actions towards those "kids". "

    What threat did the girl in sandals pose that would merit tazing her? What is the purpose of yelling directions at someone while tazing him?

    If someone asked me if he should exit a car while it is moving just because a PO tells him to, I'm pretty sure the answer would be "Of course not".
  • Floyd is from the area and his body has been returned to be buried here. I don't even know how much of a protest this "walk" is supposed to be. I think it's supposed to be a show of support for the family. Our dickbag COP, never one to miss an opportunity to get in front of a camera, has offered a full HPD escort for the funeral procession.
  • edited June 2
    I am not Sanguine did everybody HERE is taking this as seriously as they should be; you can imagine how I feel about how the rest of the country is taking this.

    I think more likely than not we are going to be able to ride this out; but you gotta know...

    ANTIFA for took a level this time.

    Most of the people you see on the street are just useful idiots but there is a central cadre that is highly organized, highly motivated and very well-funded.

    The organization level and planning that went into this was impressive.

    This was a full scale OPLAN that was ready to go just waiting for an incident.


    If this doesn’t get a full scale government smack down, which should include treason charges for any high-level people they manage to find; we’re going to have a civil insurrection the next time they get an incident. Except it won’t be an incident, it will be a casus belli.
  • Are you using a voice to text translator? Your text reads a bit off.
  • Yes. Because I am lazy.
  • "What threat did the girl in sandals pose that would merit tazing her? What is the purpose of yelling directions at someone while tazing him?"

    I think there were plenty of lawful orders provided to the occupants to stop the car and plenty of opportunities for her to get out and comply. While the orders were certainly confusing at the time of tazing, at that point all the occupants were fleeing and evading and clearly not complying with exiting the vehicle. I've never been tazed but I've seen a lot of videos of it and I'm amazed at how people manage to comply to orders while being tazed (at least when the tazing pauses). They are lucky they didn't get shot.
  • "Yes. because I'm lazy"

    Upgrade your mic or software.

    I feared you'd had a stroke.
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