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'He Needed Social Supports, Not Bullets': Mass Protests Engulf Philly Streets for Second Straight Night Over Police Killing of Walter Wallace

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/28/he-needed-social-supports-not-bullets-mass-protests-engulf-philly-streets-second

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Even under BLM awareness, klan values are soooo deeply rooted in our white culture, police can’t stop killing non-whites
NOTE: that even black people have been endoctrinated on how you look at black people in amerika

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An individual living within the dystopia that is the united states in 2020 that is not experiencing a personal mental health crisis is by definition 'insane".

Crisis and stress is the “normal” reaction to what we are being forced to live through in these dark days.

I don’t even know what social support is anymore, i only know that we are not going to get it.

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I am tired of this. I am sick to my soul of this. The man had a knife. He didn’t throw it. He was clearly disturbed from a mental standpoint. Throwing a net over him would have effectively stopped him. Clearing the street would have eventually exhausted him of his outburst leading to a non violent capture. No. Ten grown ass men (in body not mind) just had to deadly shoot a man who was clearly not in his right mind. Not all police people are like this but because some are, I place them all together with this bunch and resent the hell out of all of them. Until they police themselves and stop their damned police protective brotherhood, let the chips fall where they must. I will not shed one tear for any recriminations against them. Police: clean it up!

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“…but if black voters would just vote the way we tell them to, then this type of injustice would cease!”

🤦
Thanks for the fearless help, “progressives”

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The Philly police were reported to have been to the home of Wallace at least three times and were well aware that he had mental problems. Why they shot him 10 times is just beyond me! More proof that in too many police departments in the U.S…BLACK LIVES DO NOT MATTER!

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This is 100% on white Americans to put a stop to, at this point🤷

We honestly don’t know what else to do - we’ve tried everything except secession to get along with you people. Your economic system that you imposed on the rest of the world through colonialism is rendering the planet uninhabitable. Your religion of White Supremacism has poisoned the water well of mutual goodwill all around the globe.

At what point are you guys going to step up and refuse to allow this all to continue taking place in your name? (That’s a rhetorical question; i know you guys are by & large too scared to renounce white privilege - just don’t cry about “white genocide” or “reverse racism” when you start hearing more & more POC pointing out some variation of what i am in the prior paragraph)

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It’s well past time to change the slogan to something that reflects our contemporary reality, such as No Lives Matter

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An upset individual with a knife is best stopped with a net, not a gun. A good hemp net would do the job. Not expensive. Not too hard to put into a police vehicle. If this keyboard commando can come up with this solution off the top of his head why can’t oh so many “think thanks”?

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Make that… No Poor Lives Matter.

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At point blank range only one shot at a time should be more like it. And that shot should not be a kill shot.
Stun guns, nets, a blanket, two officers-two blankets.
Police training is too militaristic.
Citizens are not international terrorists.

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Are you paraphrasing Jared Kushner or Noam Chomsky? With respect to the acceptance of the White Supremacist nature of US elections, it can be hard to tell the difference.

_https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/26/politics/jared-kushner-black-americans-welfare-queen-racism/index.html

_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vsrm1J-QzQ

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The whole country has been having a mental health crisis since the day trump took office.

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Both. As i was just admitting to hen’s teeth, reading black voters get blamed as The Impediment to Progress in the wake of Sanders “losing” the primary vote in South Carolina earlier this year opened my eyes to white “progressives’” frequently paternalistic & condescending attitude towards POC.
Never ceases to amaze me how many people seem to expect perpetual gratitude from others simply for not being a proud piece of sh!t

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" We intend to go where the facts and law lead us" the DA sez, except the problem is the “facts” and narrative are manipulated by police and their unions.

“Training” that is taught and sees only one way to respond to any “perp” that does not abjectly comply immediately (or sooner) - out of shape obese police trained only to use deadly force as the first and usually only response, rather than martial arts and “emotional rescue” techniques and/or have trained specialists to quiet the confrontation rather than inflame them are parts the problem, increased by inherent racism in the mindset of near every cop, including black and Latino.
The “law” is manufactured to serve police and cover-up their violence and depraved indifference, not hold them accountable for countless murders of people of color men, women, and children!!

This is only one of far too many cases of family members calling cops to help when all they know is to shoot to kill! NEVER call a cop to do an emotional professionals or doctors job!

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Thanks for this and all your comments. Im Latinx and often feel like a voice in the wilderness here. You make me feel less lonely.

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Same, friend. But even your people i got major beef with…!

That colourism sh!t…i know that it’s the germ of White Supremacism merely manifesting itself in another of their colonized people, but still: what the phuck did black folks ever do to deserve that kind of rebuke from brown people, y’know?

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I have a major beef with a lot of my people. We have intense racism, misogyny, and homophobia. Latinx people are increasingly embracing White Supremacy. The cold blooded murder of Trayvon Martin was Latinx, the Florida school shooter was Latinx, the head of the Proud Boys is Latinx. The struggle to fight this is intense.

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That makes sense to me, although cops seem to figure a way to kill people with every “non-lethal” tool they are given.

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I think the article said the brother called for an ambulance, which made me wonder if the 911 dispatcher should be held accountable for sending cops when someone requests an ambulance. Maybe the city has no paramedics with training in mental health crises. If that’s the case, it’s a perfect example of why we need to defund police, and move all or most of their budget to services that are clearly needed and not funded.

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