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OhGodNotAnotherOne t1_j696sax wrote

Sure but stuff like this usually ends up plastered all over. Memes, serious discussions, etc.

I was surprised to just see one post.

Apparently I'm alone in thinking it's an interesting development, perhaps it's better to forget the whole thing and just move on to something important, like changing how M&Ms dress?


Vic287 t1_j69ayr5 wrote

It's because the cops weren't white.


TightEntry t1_j69t5xs wrote

It’s also because the cops were fired and charged with murder. What is the impulse to protest/riot?

Yeah what happened is bad, and it casts yet another harsh light on the realities of police in America, but at least it is being recognized for the heinous act that it is.

There is no “following my training/feared for my life” defense. Police unions aren’t lining up to defend the murderers and the police chief called the act out for being particularly bad.

I guess this is progress since the Rodney King beating.


dtreth t1_j6aou1n wrote

If the officers were white we wouldn't have seen anyy of that


Valhallapeenyo t1_j69myte wrote

Yeah, there’s no denying it at this point. These cops absolutely brutalized this kid, 110% murdered him. The lack of coverage this story has gotten compared to…. Similar incidents… is absolutely fuckin mind blowing.