All of the former Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with the death of George Floyd are now in custody
Protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded that he couldn't breathe while he was held down with a knee by a former Minneapolis police officer, have spread nationwide. Follow here for the latest updates.
38 min agoObama: "We don't have the capacity to eradicate 400 years of racism in one fell swoop"From CNN's Dan Merica and MJ LeeObama Foundation via Getty ImagesFormer President Barack Obama warned that people should not feel that this current unrest and the subsequent changes will address all issues facing black Americans, stating that the country doesn’t “have the capacity to eradicate 400 years of racism in one fell swoop" during his town hall Wednesday.
Obama quoted Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “arc of the moral universe quote” but added that the arc does not bend without work.“We bend it, all of you have bent it over the last four, five, six, 10 years and we are seeing the fruits of those labors in the degree of awareness that is out there,” Obama said.
To prove this point, he noted the array of people who are speaking out at this time, namechecking Jim Harbaugh, the head football coach at the University of Michigan.“That is not something that was happening five, six years ago, although Jim I know have been on the right side of this for quite some time,” Obama said. “You have unlikely participants because all of you have worked so hard to raise awareness, that is the progress that has been made, that doesn’t mean everything has been solved.”
Here's Obama's full quote:“We don’t have the capacity to eradicate 400 years of racism in one fell swoop. So, if we think this is a seismic shift, I hope people don’t feel like nothing is going to happen once we figure this out. I have been known to quote Dr. King, I’ve said, ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ We bend it, all of you have bent it over the last four, five, six, 10 years and we are seeing the fruits of those labors in the degree of awareness that is out there. Think about some of the people who have unequivocally spoken out against what happened in Minneapolis, you have, I just saw Jim Harbaugh… the coach of Michigan Football, marching today. That is not something that was happening five, six years ago, although Jim I know have been on the right side of this for quite some time. You have unlikely participants because all of you have worked so hard to raise awareness, that is the progress that has been made, that doesn’t mean everything has been solved.”
HUMAN RIGHTS ? FREEDOM OF SPEECH ? EQUALITY? ? GREED? PROMOTING HATRED? VIOLENCE ? WAR MONGERING ? MISDIRECTION ? LIES ? FAKE? SATAN IN CARNIT ? RACISIM ? DOES THAT FIT THE PERSON WHO YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT IN YOUR MIND ?...………..WE ALL KNOW , RISE UP, STAND TALL If you support 'equal rights' by forcing people to kneel, I think it's just like using the moral high ground to force homosexuals to love the opposite sex. This is not freedom, but a shackle of coercion.
Are all the criminals who looted, assaulted and killed police officers in custody. I guess those lives don’t matter. Total hypocrisy. Y'all recall how Tupac Shakur was cuffed on the street & had his face smashed into the concrete several times by 2 white cops in '93? It was cops like these. Even If GeorgeFloyd didn't die, he would hav become a mental & emotional wreck from the incident like Tupac became
So.... the rioting can stop then. Right? 🙄 Hang all these 4 white officers at the same place where they killed George Floyd.! Good news ...NOW WE WANT TO KNOW WHO'S RESPONSABLE FOR CORONAVIRUS. ? People have sacrificed disfigurement by rubber bullets, pepper sprayed, gassed and terrorized by the police for 9 days for speaking out against injustice. We’ve worked too hard! Black people have been oppressed for 400 years! We’ve been fighting for 9 days. We can not stop now!
Good. To protect them? RadioPaparazi You see that chinko, help me slap am. Na him vex me pass WHY CNN DOES NOT CONDEMN THE LOOTINGS? TrueFactsStated Were they charged with resisting arrest? Why not? Everyone else gets this bogus charge added when they are taken into custody, even when the arrest is unlawful!!! The fact that they were not charged with resisting arrest is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that this is a circus!
Now protestors need to stop now, for they have some justice now and see what happen and everyone make a huge big blue wave un November. I hope the prosecutors in court are silent for the 8 minutes & 46 seconds to show how much time these cops had to quit killing George Floyd. He was restrained & was not resisting arrest. I hope they show how this man plead for his life. How he pleaded & cried he couldn’t breathe.
Good Local government officials took way too long to decide to react to their prior derelict retention of a known bad cop. Sadly, a man had to die and cities having no power to fix Minneapolis’ problem, derelict officials keeping bad cops on staff, had been ravaged for a week first. In my earliet tweet, explained people holding power should never misuse it & if they use it, they have to pay heavy price for it. Mr. Floyd is with God bc he was a noble soul. People who killed him for no reason must be severely punished. Sentence must be a lesson for the Police.
jacoker2 Too little too late W They're just in custody. These cops murdered a barbaric and brutally innocent civilian beyond this murder. If only the right thing was done from the start and the State wasn’t forced into doing the right thing! maggieNYT I cannot take pleasure in this. Maybe I'm getting soft. What must it feel like to sit in a cell, knowing u have just destroyed any hopes u had for your life, because of your own stupidity/cruelty? To be shamed before the world!
Wonder if the rioting and looting will stop. Took them long enough ABOUT BLOODY TIME !! They all should have been cooling their heels immediately !! In the middle of a pandemic these 4 pathetic men have turned the world upside down
George Clooney Says Racism Is 'Our Pandemic' Amid George Floyd ProtestsGeorge Clooney penned a powerful essay on 'America's greatest pandemic' amid nationwide protests against police brutality — details Celebrities All these celebrities want to comment now, where were they for Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna, Botham Jean? Sorry George but our greatest pandemic is people deliberately not reading and educating themselves. Pick up a book, people!
'Looting is not liberation': George W. Bush calls for unity, equal justice during George Floyd protestsBush has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving office in 2009. Former President Barack Obama on Monday shared his own thoughts about the protests over Floyd's death.
George W. Bush releases rare public statement on George Floyd protestsGeorge W. Bush says he is 'anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd,' and calls it a 'strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future.' it’s Bush who criticizes Floyd’s death while he’s the same one who worked for Sadam Hussein hanged in the charity hospital He loves trumps doing Good for you George, good for you.
Floyd Family Attorney Calls For Arrest Of Three Police Officers Prior To George Floyd MemorialHe said Floyd was 'tortured' in the final moments of his life. Bangladesh confirms 1st coronavirus death in Rohingya refugee camps It's beyond time to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and any other PDs with similar issues. If you fire the ENTIRE department, maybe others who stand by and mind their own business will speak up next time. Arrest all involved actively or passively.
George Floyd protests: Hundreds of arrests made in California, BET president addresses protestsState and local officials are ramping up efforts to ease the unrest, adding to police forces and imposing earlier curfews on major cities. YouAintBlack it's not just misspoken shit, It's The Democrats vision and mission to ENSLAVE people Not believe? Look up the Libia slave market. Obama, Biden, Hillary Nobel prize achievement. + Crime bill incarceration another Win-Win Says coward that lives in suburban mansion 'cause Corporate CEO's are blinded by greed and feel filling their individual coffers would fill their deprived soul as well! Guess what! Your kids are ending up as meth addicts in your gated community!
History is repeated in protests at the death of George FloydIf these protests do soon sputter, with their underlying causes still unaddressed, they will, sooner or later, re-emerge Blacks & ANTIFA terrorists have made BlackLivesMatter into their Livelihood. They wont.. Well if the past is any indication, the rioting cities will just experience economic decline and police brutality will remain. Because apparently riots are counterproductive. But we don’t need history, we woke. BlackLivesMatter