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    Verdict In

    I'm surprised that no one has commented on the Chauvin trial verdict yet.

    I wasn't expecting a complete conviction on all three counts -- but the jury did it's job, and most importantly, paid attention to the inescapable evidence of all the videos.

    That said... when the verdict was announced, I immediately thought of this classic panel from Doonesbury...

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    https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1973/5/29
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    I normally stay away from these trials, but I did pay attention to this one. I think the jury did their job. Unless the person being arrested has a weapon there should be no reason to use unnecessary force. Enough to control the person being arrested but no excessive force. I think a lot of these incidents are the result of several years of militarization of police forces, weapons, vehicles, tactics, training.
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    The last four years worth of bullshit and nonsense didn't help much. Fucker won't see a day in gen pop either, which is too bad.

    Like that post was...
    Moving on, my posts are not helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by K4PIH View Post
    I normally stay away from these trials, but I did pay attention to this one. I think the jury did their job. Unless the person being arrested has a weapon there should be no reason to use unnecessary force. Enough to control the person being arrested but no excessive force. I think a lot of these incidents are the result of several years of militarization of police forces, weapons, vehicles, tactics, training.
    I also believe it is because Klan types have infiltrated the police force, public office and the GOP as a whole as well as much of the military although the military keeps quiet about it until something becomes public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    The last four years worth of bullshit and nonsense didn't help much. Fucker won't see a day in gen pop either, which is too bad.
    He is in solitary in a specialized wing of the only maximum security prison in Minnesota.
    23 hours a day except to exercise and bathe.
    Guards are posted to check in on him every 30 minutes.

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    I will not forget the look on his face as the verdict was read. He seemed, confused.

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    It was his 'wait, what?' moment. I saw it too.

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    Moving on, my posts are not helpful

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    The verdict was only a small step forward in justice but a big step in holding this particular defendant accountable for his actions.
    Part of the problem though lies with many of us although I don't claim this one (or many others).

    ... not everyone was joyous.
    Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), whose support for the QAnon conspiracy theory before her election thrust her into national infamy, claimed D.C. was "dead" because residents were too fearful to leave their homes after the verdict.


    https://secondnexus.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-dc-dead
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    In the news in the UK a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police who is a member of a banned right wing group was promptly fired when he was found out.

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    Rep. Greene should, by many standards, be as 'dead' as she claims DC is. Seriously, this bitch is just way too stupid to share the same oxygen as the rest of us.

    In reality, she is a perfect representative of today's republican (vomit) party. Stupid, hateful, racist, xenophobic, and stupid (that needs to be stated twice). I enjoyed watching her "Klan Committee" go down in flames. I shall enjoy watching her go down in flames as well. It requires a seriously stupid electorate to put a bitch like this into power.

    BTW - when I first read your link (marjorie-taylor-greene-dc-dead), I did not notice the letters "dc". A pleasant warmth settled over me until I saw the whole link.


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