The issue of Floyd is not a black thing or an anti-white thing. It is human behavior in general.
Says the white man who thinks he's not a part of the problem.
The very public murder of George Floyd is very much a "black thing" and yes it stems from a rather unique flavor of general American behavior called institutional racism. Humans have an "us vs them" mentality seemingly embedded in our psyche but in America we have refined the principle to such an extent that we openly hunt down and kill blacks in our streets seemingly for sport.
Don't talk to the black community. Shut up and listen to the black community. We can't experience it. We have no idea how deep this society keeps cutting "those" people.
Amy Klobuchar had the position and the authority to do something about that police officer. Clearly, she didn't volunteer her help.
As in the vast majority of jurisdictions around the nation, Amy, as the County Attorney, referred this case to the grand jury. She, herself, did not present the case to the grand jury because she was sworn in as US Senator. She had nothing to do with this case.
Why the political smear, Kleinman? You upset she didn't read her crystal ball perfectly 14 years ago? Isn't there enough hate in this whole issue without you having to invent more?
the prosecutor for Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis has nothing to do with indicting and prosecuting bad cops
Passed right through both ears without hitting anything in between.
Of course the County Attorney has jurisdiction. The case was sent to the grand jury as is customary.
Then Amy left the County Attorney's office and became a US Senator. She no longer had any jurisdiction. It was not her job to interfere in the workings of the County Attorney's office in Hennepin County or Maricopa County or any other county in any state anywhere.
You're really reaching beyond your grasp here.
What happened? Did she not answer one of your love letters?
My point is that neither the US nor the UK is as racist as people would think.
Says the white cop who wouldn't know racism if it kicked him in the nuts. You're white, Hyro. You can't see the racism so insidiously prevalent in this society because you don't live it on a daily basis. Go spend a couple months living and working deep in the barrio or in the hood then come back and talk to us.
This isn't to say that it does not exist when it obviously does, but the thought that the overwhelming majority of white cops are systematically hunting down black people is an absurdity so silly that its really hard to believe anyone would actually believe that.
No one even hinted at an "overwhelming majority". All it takes is a minority to systematically hunt down black people with the silence of the overwhelming majority of their blue brethren, the protection of their union and the inaction of their management to create a racist police state of fear and intimidation.
Do you think the few dozen+ Minneapolis police taped slashing tires while their brothers stood around watching was not meant to intimidate and instill fear? To "stop dangerous driving" my ass.
Nazi's, racists and bullies are all over police precincts all over the nation and there is nothing the blue wall can or will do to try to stop them.
Hyro, you live in the culture. You're a part of it. You and your other good cop brethren can't see the forest through the trees. Until you're willing to pull your piece on a fellow office like any other felon and tell him the stop then you are a part of the problem.
I am, after all, the most despised thing on the planet.
I feel for you, Hyroglyphx. You are at the top of the political power structure in this society. Has to be such a burden to exercise powers and have such advantages and protections the rest of us only dream of in the American ideal. How can you bear the strain of being at the top of the food chain?
Minneapolis police taped slashing tires
You don't know the reference? Seriously? How is that possible?
Are you and your fellows so callus to the police abuses going on in Minneapolis, Buffalo, Seattle, LA and a half dozen other places?
Old men and women who are no threat being pushed to the ground and then walked over and left bleeding on the ground? Calmly walking up to non-violent protesters ripping their masks off to hit them with pepper spray? Running your squad car into a crowd of non-violent peaceful protesters? Continuously beating women cowering on the ground in submission?
Not just one or two such occurrences but dozens upon dozens all caught on camera splashed across the internet to the point where foreign governments voice there concerns about "rioting" American police.
You and your colleagues don't see, don't hear ANY of this?
God help us the poison has gone so deep they are blind to the society around them.