Wednesday, 31 March 2021

"I can't breathe": the (British) Prequel...

I can’t breathe: Black and dead in custody

Kevin Clarke repeatedly said, 'I can’t breathe' as he was restrained by police on the ground for 14 minutes during a mental health crisis. He died soon afterwards.

Panorama investigates why black men in the UK are more likely than white men to have force used on them by police and to die in police custody.

Met Police Commander Bas Javid tells Panorama that there is racial discrimination and prejudice within the organisation.

Beeb.

20 comments:

  1. Did you see the other video of George Floyd's earlier arrest? The guy had a master's degree in uncooperative.

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    1. Sure. And deserves the death penalty, summarily executed, just for that, right?

      These officers are arseholes.

      If that's 'Serve and Protect' I'll go w/o protection, thanks!

      He'll get off, of course, as per usual...

      It's funny how a guy [you] who is deeply suspicious seems so keen on 'cooperating' with the cops, no?

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    2. Ooops. '[...] deeply suspicious of the State seems [...]' of course.

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    3. They are authorized to use FORCE. Sounds like a pretty good reason to cooperate, doesn't it?

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  2. Black men are more likely to resist arrest because they are physically more capable of successfully resisting and escaping. Seems pretty obvious to anyone paying attention.

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    1. Yeah, you're right: there are no scrawny, weak-bodied black men, right? And whites are these weak touch-me-nots that have no choice but to, erm... 'cooperate'...

      Talk about racial stereotypes...

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    2. I'm speaking "statistically"... like in percent of NFL players,

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    3. Your use of quote marks points to your point being your perception, rather than actual statistics.

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    4. As of 2019, 58.9% of African Americans in the NFL were the players themselves. This number has now grown to 70% in 2020

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    5. The % black players in the NFL has ZERO relevance here.

      And does the increase mean African Americans have become significantly 'stronger' in one year? LOL!

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    6. Would you prefer me to cite winners of the Boston marathon as more able to "run from the cops"...?

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    7. You've heard of IQs, I'm sure. How about AQs?

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    8. Heavyweight champions of the World?

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  3. The question in this whole affair is what did the officers want to achieve by holding him in that position? Was it to break his resistance? That was probably achieved around the 6' to 7' mark.

    But they didn't change course and another 2' or 3' he lay dead.

    Manslaughter, at the very least, IMO...

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  4. I wouldn't worry about the officers. Historically, police are protectors of the State, more than its citizens, and the State greatly appreciates that.

    Once cleared in Court, they'll be able to sue the MPD for unlawful dismissal too.

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    1. In Minneapolis they're undoing "qualified immunity". In the future, no one but criminals will ever take the job.

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    2. Criminal cops, what's new? ;-)

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  5. Wake up America, enough is enough. It’s time for us to stand up to the delusional people, the Socialist crowd, and the sick Progressives who want to destroy this country, and turn it into the Shit-Hole that we are already seeing in San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and other American Cities that have gone down the Leftist Tubes.
    It hight time that you ALL realize that Joe Biden lied to you when he said he was a moderate. Firstly he is a member of the “Walking Dead” and secondly he is not a moderate by any means. You would have been better with that filthy communist Bernie Sanders. At least he is not someone other than who he really is.

    It is a sad day in America when a major political party knowingly nominates and promotes a mentally impaired individual to the United States Presidency. Even sadder still when some behind-the-scene advisor shoves a note in front of a cogitatively disabled senior citizen, and he mouths words he may not know to be untrue. But the greatest sadness of all comes from the mainstream media that knowingly, and constantly repeats those lies to the American people like they did when hey held back the entire news about Hunter Biden’s Laptop . And ALL the other news, and events about that Crack-Head, and his Father Mr. “Big Guy”.

    And how about the Main Stream Leftist Media? They would be comical, if what they are doing if it wasn’t true! But it’s surely pathetic, to see these Socialist liberals pretending that they suddenly care, and “Give a Damn” about our people in uniform, especially our Brave Men and Women in Blue! Because a handful of Trump protestors and even more Antifa thugs dressed as Trump supporters assaulted 1- or 2 police officers during the January 6 riot at the Capitol building. Where Was the Liberal Concern for "Our Men in Uniform" when leftist rioters assaulted DOZENS OF POLICE OFFICERS, and even Killed a Police Officer, and Killed a Retired Police Officer while he was guarding a friends store so that those IDIOTIC “PROTESTERS” didn’t destroy his friends store and it’s contents! So they KILLED him instead! Where were all those Bleeding Heart Liberals when they Seriously Injured Dozens of Police Officers, Burned Police Cars, and Trashed a Police Building During the George Floyd Riots Last Summer? And those Democratic Mayors, and Governors told the Police to “STAND DOWN” Stand Down while they were pelted with Bricks, and other harmful Crap!

    Liberals, Why Were You Silent when your anti-American leftist buddies were Killing Cops, Wounding Cops, Burning Cop Cars, and Trashing a Police Building Last Summer? How about the 19 Other People Who Were Killed by Your Rioting Leftist Buddies During the Riots? "Acceptable Casualties for Social Justice"?.
    Are we supposed to suddenly believe that you Care about the Cops? After you voted to DE-FUND the Police?
    Now, you are the same people that are demanding that there should have been more police at the Capitol Building and every other place that any Violence occurs.
    It’s really ironic. Would you want Social Workers on the front lines to stop this Violence? Or perhaps Miss Alexandria Ocasio Cortez will come to your defense? Or maybe we could “DISMANTLE” the Police force entirely, and have Black Live Matter protect you?
    What the Hell, New York’s Mayor Bill di Blasio allow them to paint “Black Live Matter” in Large Yellow Lettering right on NY’s Fifth Avenue and he even took part in it. Only because of his Hatred towards Donald Trump!

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  6. Sam, you are nuts and a sad example of the possibly irreversible polarisation that has gotten hold of the US in recent years.

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