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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:09 PM

White Guy Jogs 2 Miles Carrying A TV To Prove A Point About Race And Ahmaud Arbery

Richard Demsick is quickly gaining internet fame after posting a TikTok video of himself running two miles through a Florida neighborhood carrying a flat-screen TV in an attempt to look like a thief— without getting more than waves and hellos from local residents.

Demsick made the video in order to press a point about racism in the U.S., where 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was recently hunted, shot, and killed by two white men who claim they thought he was a burglar while he was out for a jog.


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This best example of a Florida man tried his best to look suspicious and get anyone to call the cops or confront him in any way.

“All right, I figured it out,” he says while running in the video “I’ve got my hat on backwards. I’m shirtless like I’m on some episode of ‘Cops.’ I’m running with a TV. Someone’s going to stop me now, for sure. Cause if not, what was the problem with Ahmaud?”

Demsick jogged 2.23 miles with the TV as part of a movement of people running exactly this distance to represent the date of Arbery’s death, which occurred over two months before the public was made aware of the killing.

The two men responsible, Gregory and Travis McMichael, were only just arrested and charged with murder following national outrage and discussions about racist double standards in the U.S.

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Reply White Guy Jogs 2 Miles Carrying A TV To Prove A Point About Race And Ahmaud Arbery (Original post)
CatWoman May 2020 OP
Alex4Martinez May 2020 #1
BComplex May 2020 #3
CatWoman May 2020 #12
luvtheGWN May 2020 #20
LisaM May 2020 #31
BigmanPigman May 2020 #34
dalton99a May 2020 #2
intheozone May 2020 #4
SamKnause May 2020 #5
intheozone May 2020 #8
SamKnause May 2020 #10
Mr.Bill May 2020 #6
SamKnause May 2020 #11
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #13
gristy May 2020 #14
not_the_one May 2020 #29
Bradshaw3 May 2020 #21
soldierant May 2020 #37
Sentath May 2020 #38
Name removed May 2020 #7
Cetacea May 2020 #9
Leith May 2020 #15
Nitram May 2020 #16
CatWoman May 2020 #17
Nitram May 2020 #18
Nitram May 2020 #19
CatWoman May 2020 #33
lunatica May 2020 #22
CatWoman May 2020 #24
lunatica May 2020 #25
raging moderate May 2020 #23
CatWoman May 2020 #28
Cha May 2020 #26
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2020 #27
mwooldri May 2020 #30
Cha May 2020 #35
erpowers May 2020 #32
IronLionZion May 2020 #36

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:19 PM

1. Three men were responsible. Actually, the whole goddamned county.

Let's not forget Roddie, the driver of the second vehicle that was part of the trap to box in Ahmaud and "detain" him because he looked suspicious.

Roddie took the video that was provided to the police that same day, Roddie thinking that is would support their story that Ahmaud attacked Travis and deserved to be shot.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. Exactly. He was the third wing of that little hunting party.

He's every bit a guilty, and should have been charged.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:58 PM

12. his role is currently being investigated

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:54 PM

20. Roddie and his lawyer were on CNN last night.

Lawyer did 95% of the talking and and Roddie reminded me of a deer in the headlights....Cuomo never did get an answer as to why he was driving behind and shot the video. Lawyer kept saying "Roddie is totally innocent". Yeah......

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #20)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:45 PM

31. That was weird.

His fiancee was on the night before with Don Lemon, and she was equally peculiar, as was that confrontational attorney.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #31)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:55 PM

34. I saw both him and his fiance

and don't know which one looked more guilty. I didn't hear the dude say more than 4 words. He knows he is going to the pokey too, especially with that doofus attorney. Good thing I am not on that jury.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:22 PM

2. Kick

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:32 PM

4. Why do I get the message "the Media can not be played"? Can someone tell me

why I am suddenly unable to play a lot of the videos posted to DU.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:38 PM

5. I am getting the same message.

It started in the last couple of days.

???

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:42 PM

8. Mine started at the same time. Wonder what gives? Is it

my computer or something on DU? Don't know, hopefully someone can help us figure it out.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:53 PM

10. It is not your computer, unless it is all of our computers.

I have seen posts asking the same question you asked.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:41 PM

6. Same thing here.

Never seen that before.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:54 PM

11. It is strange.

I hope someone comes up with the answer and solution.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:05 PM

13. Hit Back, The Hit Forward

Then try again.
Oddly enough, this was happening to me a while back, & stopped.
Now, that I'm not seeing it, others are.
But backing out, going to the same posts then playing the video worked repeatedly!

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:19 PM

14. click where it says "people are talking about this" - that will take you to a twitter page that has

the video, and you can play it there.

That method has always worked for me since this problem starting cropping up a couple weeks ago.

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Response to gristy (Reply #14)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:49 PM

29. That worked for me.

 

MOST of the videos on DU do not play for me.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:18 PM

21. I get them to play after the message

Just hit it again (the message) and then the play button.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:15 AM

37. It played fone for me. Choked me up. (And got no message)

My computer is running Windows 8.1 and I am using Vivaldi for a browser. The combination is often persnickety, but it worked just fine here tonaight. go figure.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #4)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:29 AM

38. Huh, and here I thought it was my privacy settings

Anyone else using chrome with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:53 PM

9. That needs to be aired on mainstream media. Here is another Twitter link

https://twitter.com/hashtag/JusticeForAhmaud?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

6.5 million views so far.
Scroll down. It takes a while to load, most likely due to volume.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:19 PM

15. We ALL know what the "problem" was

Being alive while black.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:31 PM

16. these people make me sick. So where was the TV in the video of Ahmaud Arbery's lynching?

This is the DU member formerly known as Nitram.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #16)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:36 PM

17. this guy used the tv as a prop in order to drive home a point

i.e., the exact point you made

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #17)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:39 PM

19. Thanks for straightening me out cat woman! I missed the point.

This is the DU member formerly known as Nitram.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #19)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:34 PM

33. more

Georgia district attorney's under investigation regarding the case of Ahmaud Arbery


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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:28 PM

22. The whole thing reeks of a set up To me.

For whatever reason they spotted him and hatched a plan to harass him. They were waiting for him. The person taking the video was one of two things. Either he had stopped because the truck in front of him was stopped and he thought it was some sort of planned thing so he took out his phone to catch it all on tape, or he was in collusion with these murdering assholes and wanted to have the encounter on tape.

And yes, the color of your skin is the determining factor in White privilege.

The white jogger couldn’t have picked a better way to prove that.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #22)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:11 PM

24. the guy following them and videotaping the incident was part of the plot

as a matter of fact, I read he is the one who posted the video on social media, bragging about it.

Once it garnered national attention the whole thing blew up in their faces and he took the video down.

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #24)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:22 PM

25. It was nothing less than a lynching

It should be treated as such.

Now that a Trump has brought them out from under a rock they need to pay dearly for this. He was worth More than a 100 of them. More than all of them!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:45 PM

23. could we get this on Facebook?

It might wake some people up.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #23)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:24 PM

28. good idea

i'll post in on my page

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:16 PM

26. Oh a Flat Screen.. when I saw the title I was thinking

of the old fashioned kind of tv.. Wow.. am I behind times!

No I don't own one.

Good on Richard Demsick!

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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:24 PM

27. Yeah, run 2.3 miles with a 26" Cathode Ray Tube tv, and I'll be impressed!

Run with a broke-down 15" computer monitor, phht!

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #27)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:55 PM

30. Hey, run with a 15" CRT...

That would be impressive enough. A 26" CRT can weigh about 100 lbs. The older, the heavier (more glass needed for older tubes).

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #27)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:11 PM

35. LOL.. Ikr!

I was wondering.. lol

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:52 PM

32. Tim Wise Told the Story of How He Broke Into His Own Car

During an appearance on MSNBC a few years ago, Tim Wise recounted the story of how he broke into his own car. Wise stated that not only did the police not stop to question him about why he was attempting to break into a car; a police officer actually stopped to help him break into his car without even asking him if the car he was trying to break into was his car.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:25 PM

36. Richard Demsick is impressively woke

and gets it. This is a great way of making his point

There was a What Would You Do episode where black teens and white teens vandalized cars to see who would get police calls with predictable results. The extra surprise was when someone called police to report a black actor's family for simply sitting quietly in the park watching them film.

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