Opinion | We are the governed. We no longer consent to let the police kill us.

Opinion: We are the governed. We no longer consent to let the police kill us.

6/2/2020 10:11:00 AM

Opinion: We are the governed. We no longer consent to let the police kill us.

Now, the question is whether the people who govern us are capable of hearing us.

about how anyone who managed to enter the grounds would be met by “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.” But on Sunday night, as some protesters set fires across the street in Lafayette Square and the city of Washington imposed a curfew, I saw something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before: The White House went

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. It looked like a vacant home, an empty mansion, a luxury property perhaps in foreclosure.ADADIn terms of the kind of presidential leadership that could help heal the nation, the “nobody’s home” metaphor is depressingly perfect. Trump went into hiding to avoid the protesters. When Trump did call Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, to offer his condolences, “He just kept, like, pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about,’ ” Floyd

saidafterward. And the message certainly hadn’t gotten through by the time Trump convened governors for a Monday conference in a call in which he reportedly told them that “most of you are weak” and urged them to “dominate” the protesters with overwhelming force.

Trump isn’t alone in his deafness. Presumably stating the view of the administration, Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien,on Sunday that he did not believe there was any “systemic racism” in U.S. police forces. Rather, he said, he thought there were “a few bad apples” who need to be rooted out.

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But b on b crime accounts for far more deaths than the police do. Do they consent to that? Do those lives matter too?

European markets head for lower open as U.S. protests shake confidenceEuropean stocks are expected to open lower Monday as protests continue across the U.S. following the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, last week. These people are American Taliban. Animals. We need to army to attack. Lower? CAC 11660? Zijn wel scherp daar bij gerespecteerde CNBC😅 Lower? No no no.

'Momma, I’m Through': Protests, Unrest Rage After George Floyd’s Killing at Hands of Police'Momma, I’m Through': Protests, Unrest Rage After George Floyd’s Killing at Hands of Police We need celebrities to get these people out of jail who was protesting We must learn to LIVE together as BROTHERS or we will PERISH together as FOOLS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To my American brothers; Remember that you were formed from thousands of differences; and become one, that's America. Reconcile! Unite! Never again remember & call this and that difference. Don't let your nation be laughed at by other nations who hate America. I love America

These 4 charts describe police violence in AmericaLast year, more than 1,000 people were killed by police, according to research group Mapping Police Violence. Black people were disproportionately among those killed, accounting for 24% of those deaths, despite making up only about 13% of the population. Simple solution. All white cops in urban areas should resign That's not too bad considering the 13% make up for 52% of all crime in this country Break it down by those who were armed. It's a very different picture.

I am Eric Garner's mother. No justice for George Floyd unless all four police are charged—and convicted | Opinion'I can't breathe.' Even though I had seen and heard it before, what happened in Minneapolis was hard to even fathom. Fry all racists They will be going down!!! Let the court system decide, not someone seeking revenge. Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

L.A. Police Chief Walks Back Controversial Looter Comments'Let me be clear — there are four police officers and four alone responsible for the death of George Floyd,' Michael Moore tweeted on Monday. Not enough 🖕🖕🖕🖕 okay Mr Gates Already showed us what he really is. No walking that back fascist.

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