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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM

Aurora police breakup violin vigil with excessive force

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This is an outrage! There is no excuse for this. The head of their department needs to be fired.

>> Cops in Aurora, CO came in like a military unit to forcibly remove -- not to mention pepper spray -- peaceful protesters who were watching a violin performance to honor Elijah McClain.

This went down Saturday in City Center Park, where a musical vigil had been planned to pay respects to Elijah -- who died while in custody of Aurora PD last year -- which was incredibly symbolic, seeing how Elijah played violin himself. At one point, the police had seen enough.

In the video, captured by a vigilant bystander, you can see the jarring juxtaposition play out live on camera. At first, you hear the violinists -- some of whom are said to have been underage -- beautifully playing in unison, and the next minute ... cops are storming the place.

The woman recording can be heard -- along with others -- openly yelling "No!" at what's about to happen next ... forcible removal and literally pushing the protesters out of the park, while shutting down the performance. Pepper spray started getting dispersed at one point too.

https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/28/aurora-police-tear-gas-remove-peaceful-protesters-violin-vigil-elijah-mcclain/

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Reply Aurora police breakup violin vigil with excessive force (Original post)
relayerbob Jun 2020 OP
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #1
Xipe Totec Jun 2020 #2
Kitchari Jun 2020 #3
jalan48 Jun 2020 #4
Post removed Jun 2020 #5
relayerbob Jun 2020 #6
tonedevil Jun 2020 #8
relayerbob Jun 2020 #9
tonedevil Jun 2020 #10
relayerbob Jun 2020 #11
tonedevil Jun 2020 #13
relayerbob Jun 2020 #15
relayerbob Jun 2020 #14
LakeArenal Jun 2020 #7
gratuitous Jun 2020 #16
LakeArenal Jun 2020 #19
lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #12
Ilsa Jun 2020 #18
Beringia Jun 2020 #17
LakeArenal Jun 2020 #20

Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:15 PM

1. Abuse...

That's how you get to a total police state. It's one step at a time. Or should I say one jackboot to the face at time.

That stops or we do.

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:15 PM

2. Thuglodytes nt

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:19 PM

3. That is awful

At least there is video.

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:19 PM

4. The First Amendment to the Constitution



Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:26 PM

6. What?

It seems you are telling me to fuck off?

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:33 PM

8. You want to keep funding this? /nt

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:40 PM

9. Where do you get that from my post?

What part of "This is an outrage! There is no excuse for this. The head of their department needs to be fired." would indicate anything like that?

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

10. I do not think you do...

my comment is directed at those who see this sort of behavior and can still not understand why we must defund the police.

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:46 PM

11. OK, so you're a troll

Consider yourself reported and muted

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:51 PM

13. I apologize...

I thought this was a very good example of why the police need to be cut back and controlled. In no way did I mean to imply that you are for police violence or to insult you in any way. Thank you for showing us this and again I apologize.

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:53 PM

15. Yes, that was the point of the post

But, I will accept the apology and thank you

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM

7. When did violins become weapons?

Damn. ARs at the Capital aren’t moved or even threatened.

Wow!! Not the US I lived in.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

16. They had bows, didn't they?

How do you know they didn't have arrows in their so-called violin "cases"?

I wonder who gave the orders to the cops to bust up the vigil, or if they were just free-lancing? This is another way you can tell which lives matter in our society: If your memorial vigil gets raided by the cops, the life being memorialized didn't matter. Can you imagine one of those police motorcades for a fallen officer getting disrupted?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:16 PM

19. Disrupted by a mob of armed violinists.

Oh the humanity.

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:46 PM

12. Sick and tired of all the sax and violins.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:58 PM

18. LOL! First good laugh of the day! Thanks! nt

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:58 PM

17. Here is Elijah's story from Oct 2019

(He died of overdose of the ketamine police gave him)

https://sentinelcolorado.com/news/metro/unlikely-suspect-those-who-knew-elijah-balk-at-aurora-police-account-of-his-death/

McClain was 23. He had been a massage therapist for about four years. He lived in the neighborhood with a cousin. He was black.

He’d just left a gas station to buy soft drinks, and was walking home.

What followed was a mysterious — and his family says, brutal — encounter with police that racked McClain with an apparent heart attack, a coma and ultimately his death on Aug. 30. Police body camera footage reviewed by McClain’s family and lawyer shows police officers putting McClain in a chokehold and forcing him onto the ground for 15 minutes before injecting him with a sedative, ketamine, they say.



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Response to Beringia (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:18 PM

20. This stuff is appalling.

Black Lives Matter.

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