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Sun May 31, 2020, 04:59 PM

'Rioting cops' attacking protesters is a sign police departments are 'rotten to the core'

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/rioting-cops-attacking-protesters-is-a-sign-police-departments-are-rotten-to-the-core-columnist/

In a brutally frank column for the Daily Beast, Kali Hollway writes that the response by police across the country to street protests over the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis cops is nothing less than a “police riot” that may be beyond law enforcement reform efforts.

With cable networks showing their own reporters being arrested and fired upon by police, and social media loaded with videos of police arbitrarily attacking people on the street, the columnist claimed we have a major problem that reaches deep into law enforcement.

“Minnesota law enforcement’s latest spate of terror started with the murder of George Floyd and has continued unabated, with cops firing rubber bullets and tear gas—in the midst of a respiratory pandemic—at peaceful protesters. They’re far from alone. Officers have launched attacks against demonstrators in cities all over the country, Omaha, San Francisco, Portland, Columbus, Dallas, New York and Denver among them,” she wrote before adding, “Cops are rioting all over this country right now, again using militarized police violence to retaliate against people for daring to decry militarized police violence, and then suggesting the response is how the violence all began. These brutalities by police in recent weeks—the Floyd lynching, the murder of Breona Taylor, the Tony McDade killing, and now the rubber bullets, teargas, batons, fists and vehicular assaults—are both inhumane and familiar. “

Noting that “Not every cop is Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who casually and fatally applied his weight for nine minutes to George Floyd’s throat,” the columnist wrote, “In fact, most cops are actually Tou Thao, Chauvin’s literal partner in the crime of lynching Floyd—officers who either look the other way or stand watch. The former and the latter are both bad cops. The whole policing system is the problem.”

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:18 PM

1. It's time to understand the US is under attack by fascists

wrapped in the flag of the USA.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:01 PM

2. +1

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:41 PM

3. I totally agree

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