Should NYC’s Wall Street Be Renamed ‘Eric Garner St.? Reply

By Don Fitz

Scenes of sorrow spread across the US.  Football teams apologize.  Cops march with demonstrators.  Democratic Party politicians call for “structural change” in police departments.

Some of these are sincere.  Others are crocodile tears shed in hopes that people will be pacified with assurances that turn out to be vague rhetoric devoid of meaning or else empty promises that will never be fulfilled.  Yet, there are changes that would cost little, could happen quickly, and be reminders to future generations of what happened in 2020.

St. Louis offers a unique opportunity which is being addressed by a coalition of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Green Party of St. Louis, Tauheed Youth Organization and Beloved Streets of America. Delmar Blvd., which spans both the City and County of St. Louis, intersects with Sgt. Mike King Dr.

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Resist the State…No Matter Who Reply

I couldn’t care less if the Crispus Attucks of the present uprising was a crack/coke/meth head, a career criminal, or a total scumbag. In fact, I think it’s hilarious. I don’t care if Derek Chauvin had 100 good citizen awards. That’s not the point. I’ve always said that in order to successfully resist the state, there has to be total solidarity among enemies of the state, from the highest to the lowest, from peaceful, clean-cult Mormon missionaries to death row inmates. Instead of “Vote Blue, No Matter Who” it should be “Resist the State, No Matter Who.”

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says 'THE MEDIA AND THE LEFT HAVE MADE GEORGE FLOYD INTO A MARTYR. BUT WHO WAS He REALLY? 1998 10 MONTHS IN PRISON ARMED ROBBERY. 2002 8 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE 2004 10 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE 2005 10 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE 2007 5 YEARS FOR ARMED ROBBERY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN IN HER HOME. WHEN He WAS KILLED, He WAS HIGH ON METH GETTING READY TO DRIVE A CAR AND POSSIBLY KILL YOUR KID. TOO BAD THE PREGNANT WOMAN DIDN'T HAVE A GUN.'

A night of ‘absolute chaos’ as outrage over George Floyd’s death spreads across America Reply

I imagine a lot of government officials are missing the anti-lockdown protestors at this point. Defying shelter-in-place orders has been taken to a new level.

By Arelis R. Hernández,  J. Freedom du Lac,  Katie Mettler and  Meryl Kornfield 

Washington Post

Protests raged across America on Friday on a brutal night in cities where people gathered to grieve and demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. Demonstrations that began peacefully turned chaotic and dangerous as the night wore on. They resulted in widespread property damage, numerous injuries and at least one death: Police in Detroit said shots were fired from a vehicle into a crowd of demonstrators there, killing a 19-year-old man.

In Minneapolis ⁠ — where Floyd died Monday after a white officer pressed his knee into the 46-year-old’s neck⁠ — businesses were torched and shots were fired at police, who struggled to enforce an 8 p.m. curfew enacted after several nights of unrest. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) called it “absolute chaos” and said he would “take responsibility for underestimating the wanton destruction and the sheer size of this crowd.”

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