rubberpantaloonsbad take, doesnt mean he should die under the knee of a kook regardless of his drug usage.
This exactly, cops shouldn't kill people and should try to deescalate situations. Not a hot take. The fact there are all these mental gymnastics after the fact to justify the murder is bullshit. I can't go choke someone to death and then justify it because they had lung cancer saying "it might've just been the cancer that killed them". The drug use aspect is a conservative talking point meant to demonize any drug user to prop up justification for the war on drugs. Equivalating drug use to a moral failing deserving of punishment by death is insane.
zuesWasn’t the whole point of this trial to figure out if it was the knee or the fentanyl that killed him. Welcome to the conversation dumbass.
I don't understand how you could have seen the video or read the body cam transcripts and think the fentanyl killed George Floyd. He literally said he couldn't fucking breathe 20 times, and when one of the other officers showed a bit of a conscience and suggested rolling him over Chauvin said no. Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd and that is a fact under law now.
The media narrative is exhausting and super cherry picked to emphasize the racial aspect within the problems of policing in America. We don't really have a free press in our country and thats looking at ALL the networks. Fox is straight propaganda for the GOP and MSNBC is biased crap for liberals wanting to be outraged but nothing more. Trump saying fake news had a lot of validity to it, but people turning to Fox as the only reliable source is fucking laughable. Where our press fails is where the blame never really falls on how broken our system is itself. Right now, left wing news outlets are capitalizing on the energy of social justice groups to push this as a race issue and cherry picking stories to fit that narrative. They don't include all the facts to better generate outrage, but it seems disingenuous and leaves a lot of talking points for conservative media to spin. It only serves to divide people from pointing fingers at the system as a whole.
There have only been 7 police officers, including Chauvin, convicted of murder while on duty since 2005. Around 1000 people each year are killed by police. Do you really think that all of those killings were completely justified? Without even going into the race aspect of it all, I think that everyone should be pissed about that. For a rich country, our police sure do seem to kill a ton of citizens and not be held accountable.