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  1. shhhh.....thats private. Im pretty sure I criticized it in my original post on the topic, saying its gotten "worse and worse."
  2. Well, you might fetishize cops and military in a sexy way, and some do, but it wasnt how I was using the word.
  3. Well, that and dudes that dig guys in uniform. But there is more than one meaning to the word fetishize: make (something) the object of a sexual fetish. "women's bodies are so intensely fetishized" have an excessive and irrational commitment to or obsession with (something). "an author who fetishizes privacy"
  4. Demilitarizing is huge. The Bush years and the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars years were horrible, with law enforcement all over the country stocking up and spending taxpayer money on all kinds of surplus heavy weaponry. Every cop doesnt need to be equipped like theyre in special forces.
  5. Correct. There has been a lot of talk about one of the effects of the problem--looting--but no talk about the root cause.
  6. The fetishizing of the military and law enforcement has been getting worse and worse and now we have our own Bone Spur General doing it from the Oval Office. Pathetic.
  7. I gave you the source of the information and it doesnt break the stat down by fault or percentages, just gives the raw statistic. Which itself is troubling.
  8. https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-08-15/police-shootings-are-a-leading-cause-of-death-for-black-men
  9. Well, "often" is a little subjective, but it is true that 1 in 1000 black men in America can expect to die at the hands of police. So there is a problem.
  10. The Episcopalian bishop here in DC is not pleased: Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde's Response to the President: "The President just used a Bible and one of the churches of my diocese as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our church stands for. To do so, he sanctioned the use of tear gas by police officers in riot gear to clear the church yard. I am outraged. The President did not pray when he came to St. John’s; nor did he acknowledge the agony and sacred worth of people of color in our nation who rightfully demand an end to 400 years of systemic racism and white supremacy in our country. We in the Diocese of Washington follow Jesus in His Way of Love. We aspire to be people of peace and advocates of justice. In no way do we support the President’s incendiary response to a wounded, grieving nation. In faithfulness to our Savior who lived a life of non-violence and sacrificial love, we align ourselves with those seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and countless others through the sacred act of peaceful protest."
  11. It is a 200 year old Episcopal church, and Episcopalians are pretty fired up about their clergy and seminarians being attacked and forced off their church grounds by force while they tried to provide medical aid to protestors: “This is an awful man, waving a book he hasn’t read, in front of a church he doesn’t attend, invoking laws he doesn’t understand, against fellow Americans he sees as enemies, wielding a military he dodged serving, to protect power he gained via accepting foreign interference, exploiting fear and anger he loves to stoke, after failing to address a pandemic he was warned about, and building it all on a bed of constant lies and childish inanity.” -- Robert Hendrickson, Rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.
  12. No idea. Some speculate that Chauvin and Floyd knew each other because they worked security at the same nightclub for years, and the owner of the club said they all knew each other, but was aware of no issues. Nothing about any beef between them has come out. Remember, Chauvin and Thao showed up late--they werent the original officers on the scene. But Chauvin immediately injected himself into it and was the one who took Floyd out of the car and kneeled on his neck.
  13. You need to get up to speed on what happened. There is video of them putting him in the police car, then something happens in the car and officer Chauvin pulls him out of the car on the other side from where they put him in and kneels on his neck. The other officers run around and kneel on him as well. He wasnt resisting getting in the car, he was already in the car and then was removed from it and killed.