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Fearing the Aftermath of the Chauvin Verdict

Yes I realize there's way too many threads on this and it's obvious he's scum and deserves death....

BUT Is Law Enforcement consciously making an effort to sacrifice one of their own for the good of the larger community? Collectively hoping and planning that mayhem in the streets can be avoided if all things 'blue' organize together and push for and support his guilt?

Or will cities again be destroyed and burned when the verdict is read no matter what the outcome?

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by Anonymousreply 3304/09/2021

MARY!

by Anonymousreply 104/07/2021

Cities will not be "destroyed and burned."

There will be some rioting and looting for a couple days in some downtown areas and then business will resume as usual just like it always does.

by Anonymousreply 204/07/2021

OP = racist conservative troll

He probably supported the Capitol riots, too

by Anonymousreply 304/07/2021

They're pushing for his guilt because he's guilty

by Anonymousreply 404/07/2021

Manslaughter verdict followed by riots on the scale of Watts. We keep repeating history.

by Anonymousreply 504/07/2021

If you want to know where Derek Chauvin style policing leads, look at Detroit.

The 1967 riots were a reaction against the military style STRESS tactics of the police force. Their attempts to crack down on crime through violence ended up alienating the community to such an extent that it turned against the police and shut them out, taking the law entirely into their own hands. So fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 604/07/2021

[quote]Collectively hoping and planning that mayhem in the streets can be avoided if all things 'blue' organize together and push for and support his guilt?

I’ll answer this question with a news story from last week:

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by Anonymousreply 704/07/2021

I started with some police sympathy. However, I am very impressed with the prosecutor’s case. I think Chauvin could be legitimately found guilty of murder either 2nd or 3rd degree. Of course the defense gets to make their case and I may change my mind. I think the trial is actually reducing racial tensions not increasing them no matter the outcome.

by Anonymousreply 804/07/2021

OP = "faux concern" right-wing troll.

by Anonymousreply 904/07/2021

I live in a sane area, so there will not be riots one way or another.

by Anonymousreply 1004/07/2021

[quote]Is Law Enforcement consciously making an effort to sacrifice one of their own for the good of the larger community?[/quote] As demonstrated through extensive police testimony, they don't need to sacrifice one of their own. They're already speaking up and against this murdering trash. I don't think "the thin blue line" has ever been so irrelevant before.

by Anonymousreply 1104/07/2021

I fear a manslaughter verdict not 2nd degree murder will spark race riots in the whole us.

by Anonymousreply 1204/07/2021

The correct aftermath is white male dominance will continue to lose dominance no matter what small instances occur along the way.

by Anonymousreply 1304/07/2021

"I started with some police sympathy."

Why? His murder was captured ON CAMERA. All the eyewitnesses were horrified by what they saw

by Anonymousreply 1404/07/2021

I just got a push notification with this article…

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by Anonymousreply 1504/07/2021

Not faux, R9.

I saw a tweet earlier from one of the big right-wingers that said something painfully dishonest to the effect of "too bad the jury has to decide whether they're going to ignore the evidence and find Chauvin guilty just to avoid having cities burned down again."

The MARY! in me worries about agitators priming violence. IMO, the best/worst case scenario is a 2nd Degree conviction followed by weeks of Fux complaining about how white men can no longer get a fair trial.

by Anonymousreply 1604/07/2021

I am convinced the Proud Bois, the Oathkeepers, and the Boogaloos are all waiting for this verdict, along with the self-styled militias and other White Supremacists. Some of them cops. No matter what happens, there will be shit because the GOP needs shit to ty to make gains in 2022. So we need to be smarter.

by Anonymousreply 1704/07/2021

[quote] I fear a manslaughter verdict not 2nd degree murder will spark race riots in the whole us.

If justice is not served, people of all races will march together just like in 2020. Only white supremacist groups are hoping for, and trying to provoke, 'race riots.'

by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2021

We need a conviction, and the sentence has to reflect Justice.

by Anonymousreply 1904/08/2021

Ask the umbrella man.

by Anonymousreply 2004/08/2021

I am CONCERNED!

by Anonymousreply 2104/08/2021

Small business people need to hire temporary armed security and/or get their own guns. And board up their stores. And sit on the roofs of their stores with their guns.

by Anonymousreply 2204/08/2021

If we get a murder conviction, there will be no cause for concern. I don't see how it's possible at this point to dispute that this was a murder. The defense attorney looks like he's exhausted trying to defend Chauvin and wants to throw in the towel. Could Chauvin still plea to a deal at this point? That's what his attorney needs to be discussing with him.

by Anonymousreply 2304/08/2021

R8 I'm with you here. I've always been aware that the defense argument was that "GF swallowed his stash immediately prior to the police confronting him, and that killed hi," but as r14 obliviously stated, that video is damning if you think the video shows you everything you could possibly need to know. Today's witness did WORK putting the "of" theory to rest. We'll see how the defense answers it, but the pulmonologist really moved my needle firmly to "guilty."

by Anonymousreply 2404/08/2021

They not pushing for anything. Chauvin is guilty as fuck. And I tend to err on the side of the cops in most of these instances. This one? It's a no brainer. Manslaughter definitely. Third degree murder more likely.

The cops are just freer these days to actually speak the truth.

by Anonymousreply 2504/08/2021

If you truly want justice for George Floyd, then his TRUE killer should be prosecuted and convicted.

His TRUE killer is Maurice Hall, the man who sold George Floyd the drugs that killed him.

It wasn’t the knee on the neck that caused the asphyxiation (besides, much of the time, it was the shin on the shoulder and the knee wasn’t on the neck the whole 8 minutes).

Of course, the prosecution refused to offer Maurice Hall immunity for testifying.

This is what you call BLACK PRIVILEGE, letting the true killer off the hook when there’s a white person to conveniently scapegoat.

by Anonymousreply 2604/08/2021

R26, either that’s the worst piece of sarcasm ever posted here or you’re a loon of epic proportions. Maybe both.

by Anonymousreply 2704/08/2021

According to R26, all suicides by a guns are the fault of the gun shop.

by Anonymousreply 2804/09/2021

If Chaivin is acquitted, Minneapolis will be destroyed.

by Anonymousreply 2904/09/2021

R26 thinks there’s black privilege. Wow. I do not think you know what that word means.

by Anonymousreply 3004/09/2021

I wouldn't blame anyone if they riot. I'm white and that is going to greatly enrage me if he walks. That video is soul destroying.

by Anonymousreply 3104/09/2021

[quote] There will be some rioting and looting for a couple days in some downtown areas and then business will resume as usual

I love how the progressives dismiss billions in property damage with a wave of their hand, but when somebody puts their feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk, they scream that we must suspend civil liberties and jail thousands of people for attending a political rally.

by Anonymousreply 3204/09/2021

R32, sorry, Dump still lost.

by Anonymousreply 3304/09/2021
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