posted on Jun, 13 2020 @ 08:45 PM
a reply to: Granby
Excuse me, but what has the location got to do with whether something is lethal or not?
Look, I am not going to excuse the cops. This was probably poorly handled. Not gonna argue that. But the bottom line is that the guy did grab a weapon
from the cops, he did run away, he did turn and try to fire it at the cop. That's enough for me to make the following statement:
This was not George Floyd. George Floyd was the best damn shot we have had in decades at getting something real accomplished about police brutality.
And you guys blew it
. No one is concerned about George Floyd right now; they're concerned about being robbed or attacked or looted with no
police available to help protect them.
You guys managed to take a case for justice on a silver platter with a big red ribbon tied around it and turn it into some sort of useless social
justice masturbation attempt. You literally snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory! I am still amazed at how people could have screwed that up so
bad! And now, you want to try for a repeat performance using a questionable case?
Yes, it's questionable... the officers claimed he failed a field sobriety test. He was passed out in a Wendy's blocking traffic, so if the report is
true he was guilty of DUI. The cops had a duty to arrest him in that case. He therefore resisted arrest and attempted to assault a police officer. No
way in holy Hades will the cop ever be prosecuted. As a matter of fact, it is standard procedure to take a blood alcohol reading after a fatality, and
that will likely bear out the officers.
Oh, and tasers are indeed sometimes lethal, and almost always incapacitating. That last part makes them a lethal threat to an armed cop. The story
about tasers doesn't get to change when you want it to. I said they were potentially lethal back when that argument was going on, and I will say the
same thing now. This "use whatever story fits" crap is why Derek Chauvin will walk away a free man after killing George Floyd on camera in broad