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You suddenly want to protest deaths in custody? Good! But can you be consistent? : Comments

By David Pellowe, published 8/6/2020

Absolutely no one on any side of politics, at any level of government, or in any law enforcement agency or their trade unions has come out and tried to contextualise or minimalise the evil brutality of the murderer.

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This makes me laugh.

How mad is mad?

At the end of reading this article, I get the feeling, there is now a contest between left wing causes.

Over to the other cause, defunding the police departments will certainly help black populations advance their achievements as being responsible for the police service most afflicted by their crime.

Isn't that the same argument as legalising drugs to achieve a record of lower crimes?

Nobody in the US appears to recognise the problems associated with a "politicised" law enforcement.
Their system was perfected back in the bad days of the Wild West. Gun slingers were hired as private enforcers. Some of the worst were the Democrats from the South, defeated in the civil war.

Middle ground was never a popular residence for Americans.

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 8 June 2020 8:50:37 AM
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Black lives matter protestors are either totally ignorant or deceitful. If they care one bit about injustice they would address the huge amount of black on black violence or the black on white violence for that matter. Gutless Governments that have pandered to white lying academics are to blame for the lies.
Posted by runner, Monday, 8 June 2020 9:01:16 AM
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I believe the writer's points are well made after thoughtful consideration! And around an extremely contentious issue.

The mindless violence solved nothing but raised the fear levels through the roof! Peaceful protest should never ever be completely banned or to protect a particular BS political narrative!

For example, some leaders wanted to crack down on climate change protestors but were all but the most colour blind pollies in captivity when enraged voters marched against deaths in custody during a pandemic, for goodness sake!?

While in the land of the free, the less free had their peaceful marches sabotaged by an opportunist criminal element?

Much of this has its roots in inequality and the concentration of mostly unearned wealth, in completely undeserving hands, like folk who have acquired their wealth "legally", but totally immorally leaving a mountain of ruined families and bankruptcies in their wake?

And where the minimum wage is less than the real cost of keeping, feeding, clothing, housing and maintaining the health and wellbeing of a bought slave! And where normal Christian inspired social justice is little more than a grotesque joke!

Imagine this, we allowed a level of homelessness right here as considered necessary to maintain overheated, overvalued real estate values. Rather than house the homeless!

The end result of housing all these folk during a pandemic, has been a saving of not less than 15 million to the public purse! And that's is just one state! TBC.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 8 June 2020 10:35:56 AM
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Runner, I am with you. For years I have been aware of the problem of Blacks killing family members, mostly women, particularly in the NT. The number of blacks who die in custody pales into insignificance by comparison. The problem is that it is not politically correct to mention it and one gets called racist for doing so. This is what the protests should be about otherwise these protests are just humbug.

This problem is the same in the US and they are failing to address it there as well.
David
Posted by VK3AUU, Monday, 8 June 2020 10:58:08 AM
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Yes. Those involved in the killing of George Floyd will receive justice with the rioting, looting and anarchy of violent mobs. The media has acted disgracefully, too, as usual. Racism is one of the few words these morons can spell, so they use it all the time. And it seems that the police officer charged with the Floyd murder has a similar attitude to the law as his victim had. Two unpleasant characters.

Statistics on the numbers of a certain group in the overall population and their disproportional involvement in crime again, and again points to the problem if the groups involvement with police. Itís nothing to do with Ďracismí; itís to do with the particular group breaking the law more than other groups.

The BLM lot, black activists in America, Australia and all over the Western world have been having a loan of us for too long. People who once listened to them and sympathised with them are over them.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 8 June 2020 10:59:57 AM
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"These devils on our shoulder have been whispering in society's ear for decades that the freest, most inclusive and racially harmonious nation in the world is actually a seething bed of racism."

What nation would that be? It sure ain't the USA!

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Diver, surely defending police departments is, (like defunding anything else) a rightwing cause? The left recognise that roper funding is essential for effective outcomes, while the right think that cutting the budget will result in greater efficiency.

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runner, have you considered the possibility that the BLM movement concentrate on what they think they have the most power to change?
Posted by Aidan, Monday, 8 June 2020 11:12:21 AM
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