Yeah, I agree with your sentiment about the rioters and protestors that are looting stores, setting ablaze property, etc. I feel like they weren’t necessarily outraged by Floyd’s death, rather, more so found an excuse/opportunity to commit criminal acts. Also, I think the officers involved should be put through the justice system fairly. I’m not sure maliciousness was the intent of the officers, rather, poor training coupled with adrenaline/excitement which caused them to react spontaneously. “We don’t rise to the occasion, rather, fall to the level of our training.” You want the training to be so ingrained into your system where you can always count on it or fall back on it when adrenaline and excitement kicks in and you can’t think straight.
Yes. The rioters and the protesters are two different groups.
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Gang mentality or Group thinking is scary and dangerous one of my most hated things of the human brain very animal thinking. It's the same neurotransmitters that fire as they would with people who gang rape or are involved with group killings.
@WowwGirl thank you. I didn’t know that.
Who does this “Rodney King riot” really hurt? It doesn’t hurt the police or government... From what I’ve seen, it hurts the community and local business owners, which are majority black in certain areas... I get the anger, but the riots aren’t because of the George Floyd’s death in my opinion. I think it’s an excuse to cause mayhem, to steal property, etc.
It attention did it not. The causality of war. They got him charged. Now we need the other 3.Suck for the black people that got there stores hit. Hopefully they got riot insurance or something.People need to learn you wouldn't be talking about the otherwise
I personally don’t think them (rioters and protestors) got him charged. From what I’ve seen, it’s obvious the officer was at fault. I think he would’ve been charged, with or without any protesting/riot.
I'm not talking about the rioters. I'm talking about the other 3cops who stood and watched. I want them charged more than the guy who actually killed themMaybe then cops will hold each other accountable
Well, I’m sure they’ll be charged with something. It’s kind of difficult to know what they’ll be charged with and what they’re defense will be. But yes, those officers should be held accountable in some way, although I don’t think it will be the same as the officer who had his knee atop George Floyd’s neck.
I agree, from what I see, the whole incident was extremely messed up and the officers look to be at fault. I disagree when you said “the riots are a direct result of a cop murdering a man” in the sense that, those that are rioting, destroying property, aren’t doing so because they’re mad at the officer killing George Floyd. I think they’re doing what they’re doing because they just want to steal or cause mayhem and now found an excuse to do so.
So you don’t think a few centuries of anger of being abused, enslaved, mistreated and murdered, has nothing to do with this? This death was another catalyst. It was the causative factor for these riots. That’s beyond contestation.
I’m saying, it’s not clear that these rioters who are destroying property and possibly endangering innocents really care about George Floyd. I think they DO have a bone to pick with police injustice, police corruption, and police racism BUT... I don’t think it’s the driving factor or main intention of why they’re doing what they’re doing. I think they just want to destroy shit and cause mayhem and it’s only accelerated when they see other people starting it. It’s literally like a wildfire or domino effect on steroids. People who have no idea what’s going on, join in on the car trampling, yelling in the streets, looting, etc.
It ultimately doesn’t much matter if they care or not. That’s not the point. The point is, his death was their catalyst. It’s not a matter of “oh a guy was murdered”. It’s a matter of “oh great, another white cop murdered another one of us.”. This is honestly, retribution, for centuries of murder and oppression. Not sure if it’s true or not, I’ll have to fact check it, but supposedly the manager of the target that got looted had refused service to the peaceful protestors when they came in for things like milk, milk used to alleviate the pain from when the cops drove past them and pepper sprayed them. If that is true, then target got what it deserved.
I don’t know too much about the Target situation but here are some bullet points I think would be accurate•The difficulty of differentiating between peaceful protestors and harmful protestors, amidst chaos and a crowd of thousands of people that all look to be dressed similarly cannot be overstated. •The “peaceful” protestors might’ve not been peaceful at all... Who knows if they wanted to rightfully purchase milk or if they wanted to barge through to steal it? This ties into the first bullet point. •Places are already being vandalized or destroyed and when Target saw a mob of people at their doorsteps, do you think they would just allow these people access to their store? No, there’s bound to be some destruction and theft. Target took action to halt these individuals further access. Again, I don’t think the riots are a direct result. I think the direct cause is seeing a few people do some stuff or a few people ordering other people to do some stuff, then more following suit. So, I guess you can say the George Floyd incident is more of an indirect cause of the vast majority of destruction and rioting we’re seeing. Yes, I would agree the George Floyd incident was definitely a catalyst. 100%