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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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https://www.coloradopolitics.com/news/more-than-a-million-sign-petition-to-reopen-investigation-of-aurora-police-involvement-in-elijah/article_805cd174-a9ba-11ea-a0d3-affe65fb6dbc.html

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

 

I searched for the name Elijah McClain on the site, but no results came back.

 

There is renewed interest - in the wake of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor - for justice the case of Elijah McClain.

 

McClain was walking home wearing a hoodie and mask last year because he is anemic and often gets cold.  He appeared to be dancing to music as he had headphones on.

 

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Police had received a call of a “suspicious person” wearing a ski mask and flailing his arms.

 

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.

 

Pictured: Elijah McClain. His friends and family said he was somewhat odd but a notably peaceful person who loved his career as a massage therapist.

 

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.

 

Records show McClain had never been arrested in Colorado and was never charged with a crime.

 

Here were his final words:

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Very Stable Genius

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Bob Kroll:  President of the MSP police union.   Scroll down to the part of the story which addresses his record of internal affairs complaints and lawsuits against him.   Is this who cops feel should represent them?   

 

 

 

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This officer is becoming a bit of a hero in the Asian American community - the video is a powerful display of patience in the face of childish, aggressive provocation:

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/24/watch-protester-attempts-to-stare-down-asian-policewoman/

 

Breitbart News caught the tense moment as a Black Lives Matter protester walked in front of a line of cops shouting, “F*** you!” to each of them before stopping at the female officer.

 

“F*** you!” she shouted.

 

The officer did not respond, standing her ground and staring at the woman who was shouting in her face. The protester dramatically got closer, shoving her face just inches from the officer, who did not flinch. The stare-off lasted over two minutes.

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On 6/24/2020 at 6:18 PM, DarkandStormy said:

 

Starting to think it actually is all cops.

 

If those cops only took a second to figure things out instead of immediately body slamming this poor guy.....I sincerely hope this violent stupidity doesn't go unpunished. 

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^

Bystanders and protestors can call the police every name in the book and no one bats an eye but when table turns, everyone is suddenly offended?

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11 minutes ago, richNcincy said:

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Bystanders and protestors can call the police every name in the book and no one bats an eye but when table turns, everyone is suddenly offended?

 

The police certainly "bat an eye."  In fact, they often deploy tear gas and pepper spray.

 

Courts have long held civilians videoing police is protected under the first amendment, but this cop goes out of his way to insult and intimidate the bystander.  As the police chief noted, this conduct is not tolerated in his department.  The officer is on the job.  The protestors yelling names are not.  The officer is paid to "serve and protect" the public - whether or not a person calls them a name or not.  The protestors are not.


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13 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

Courts have long held civilians videoing police is protected under the first amendment, but this cop goes out of his way to insult and intimidate the bystander.  As the police chief noted, this conduct is not tolerated in his department.  The officer is on the job.  The protestors yelling names are not.  The officer is paid to "serve and protect" the public - whether or not a person calls them a name or not.  The protestors are not.

The Officer should have just ignored the woman, so yes, he was wrong. 

Our mothers have (should have) thrown a bar of soap down our throats for using some of the language I've seen in these videos. I think a lot of Gen Z'ers didn't get this treatment growing up so they may see it as being an accepted behavior without recourse. That to me, is a shame. 

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1 hour ago, richNcincy said:

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Bystanders and protestors can call the police every name in the book and no one bats an eye but when table turns, everyone is suddenly offended?

 

Bystanders and protestors are not "professionals".  Especially a Lieutenant.  SMH...

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15 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

 

The photos came to light after an Aurora police officer reported them to the department's internal affairs unit.

 

We need officers like this who are willing to risk their careers to do the right thing. 

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6 hours ago, richNcincy said:

I think a lot of Gen Z'ers didn't get this treatment growing up so they may see it as being an accepted behavior without recourse. That to me, is a shame. 

 

A lot of people who I suspect are pretty meek in real life are quick to use profanities online, and especially on Twitter. 

 

Most of these protestors would never do any of this if they were by themselves.  They only act the way they do because the mood of the crowd makes it "okay". 

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6 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

A lot of people who I suspect are pretty meek in real life are quick to use profanities online, and especially on Twitter. 

 

Most of these protestors would never do any of this if they were by themselves.  They only act the way they do because the mood of the crowd makes it "okay". 

 

It's been said that the IQ of a mob is that of the person in it with the lowest, divided by the number of people in it.

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Compassionate conservatism?

 

 

 

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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^Old Man Bush really angered the Reagan family with all that talk of "A kinder, gentler America" and Compassionate Conservatism. They didn't understand what was wrong with Reaganism and the overly-conservative '80s and felt that Bush's taglines were insulting to Reagan's legacy. "In comparison to who?" they said.

 

Don't acknowledge that conservatism is mean -- especially publicly.

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USAF National Guard troops deployed to Mt. Rushmore for crowd control -- in military ambulances. 

 

 

Using ambulances to move troops is a war crime.  Good thing no one thinks this is a war...

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What??

 

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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