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"I Can't Breathe": The Murder of George Floyd Was a Lynching in Broad Daylight

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/02/i-cant-breathe-murder-george-floyd-was-lynching-broad-daylight

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~https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minneapolis-police-rendered-44-people-unconscious-neck-restraints-five-years-n1220416

Apparently the kneeling on the neck comes easy to the Police department.

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San Diego has banned the use of carotid restraint effective immediately. Now Los Angeles needs to do the same. From video over the last few days, it is used extensively and inappropriately.

ttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-01/san-diego-police-end-use-carotid-restraint-effective-immediately (add h to http)

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sigh------what more of awful!ness wi!! happen next?
I suppose that the Courts wi!! declare a!! b!ack people to be Dred Scott. : (

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I live in a county that has a long history of lynching. There is a this side of town and a that side of town. In 2020! I was born into a town where the author of this article could not drink from the same fountain that my family could. When I was young, I was told to hate the n----rs, the q—rs, the …s, I failed the test. I would like to say it was because I was noble, but it was not. It was because hate takes anger and anger takes energy and I was simply too lazy for the process. It was sloth, an alleged deadly sin that kept me from the prejudice. Oh, the irony. Thank fate for that. It is bastards like Trump who can fire up crowds to compensate for their own shortcomings that wreak havoc amongst society. It is an old and proven story and it must be put to rest. Peace.

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