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originally posted by: TheLead
Yes and as I have stated multiple times many are using his death well beyond police brutality. If the OP using Tony Timpa's death to make a point or personal agenda is upsetting to you, that should upset you as well, right?
originally posted by: BlackProject
George Floyd’s Criminal Past
- George Floyd moved to Minneapolis in 2014 after being released from prison in Houston, Texas following an arrest for aggravated robbery.
- On May 25, 2020, Floyd was arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store in Minneapolis.
- Floyd has more than a decade-old criminal history at the time of the arrest and went to jail for at least 5 times.
- George Floyd was the ringleader of a violent home invasion.
- He plead guilty to entering a woman’s home, pointing a gun at her stomach and searching the home for drugs and money, according to court records.
- Floyd was sentenced to 10 months in state jail for possession of coc aine in a December 2005 arrest.
- He had previously been sentenced to eight months for the same offence, stemming from an October 2002 arrest.
- Floyd was arrested in 2002 for criminal trespassing and served 30 days in jail.
- He had another stint for a theft in August 1998.
So with the above being said, he sounds like a good guy right?
Now if this had been anyone else, most reactions to this instance would be he was a criminal. Now of course police using excessive force is not something any of us should be skipping over, the officer in question clearly used excessive force that was not needed. However when we now have this mass demonstration of George Floyd being deemed like this man was a kind and law abiding citizen to the rest of us is just wrong. Having graffiti put up around the streets advertising this man as some kind of idol, to be looked up to is down right wrong on so many levels.
What really really leaves me gobsmacked is the following occurred to this man, not a word:
Timpa's death in the parking lot of an adult video store came after he called 911, saying he was off his medication for schizophrenia and depression and needed help. Questions about what happened in the moments leading to his death have swirled as city officials argued against the release of the body camera footage, according to the Dallas Morning News, but a judge on Monday sided with news outlets who had sought to make the video public.
HE called the police to protect the public against himself possibly becoming an issue to them because he knew he was off his medication. Yet they come and pin him down, an unarmed man, make sick jokes about him and lean on him for 14 minutes until the man dies. Then they make fun of him and ending it with "I hope I didn't kill him". They did kill him.
Now where in earth is the moral ground of justice?
A career criminal gets more attention and outcry just because of his colour than a white man who was medically sick.
originally posted by: TheLead
Well that's probably because you were being dickishly arguementative and never trying to understand what I was saying, while I was only trying discuss it, admitly with a little snark.
I'm not a literary genius, and often make mistakes that do lead to misunderstanding.
Europeans have no moral right to judge anyone. What saintly nation are you from, Mr. Self-Righteous European? How many times has the United States had to save Europe from its own insanity? At least three times, my good sir, not including the 1990s intervention in the former Yugoslavia.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
"We are the victims! WE ARE!"
What the hell is wrong with you?
Every piece of police brutality is a piece too much! This is no theory-game "why happened it right now and with these circumstances". This is just another drop. You can give the answer to yourself if this was a drop which made the bucket overflow.
And the world watches.
BTW: the riots seem to have slowed down, didn't they?