Skip to comments.Al Sharpton: George Floyd couldn't breathe. We protest because now all of Black America can't either.
Posted on 06/01/2020 5:03:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
George Floyd should have been alive today. George Floyd would have been alive today if his humanity was recognized, valued and respected. George Floyd should have been protected by those who swore an oath to uphold the law and help the communities they serve. George Floyd is no longer with us because even in the middle of a global pandemic, police brutality has not ceased.
COVID-19 is ravaging us, making it difficult to breathe, and yet systemic racism has been tightening its grip on our throats for years. Racism is trauma, passed from generation to generation. Enough is enough.
Just in a span of about a few weeks, weve covered the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. That alone does something to your psyche, to your sense of safety at a time when there is so much uncertainty and instability all around us.
Many are now pointing the finger at protesters and attempting to change the conversation. Nobody wants stores burned or looted, but the focus must remain on the violence inflicted upon Floyd and so many others in our community for years. You cannot tell people to just shut up and suffer. Some just want quiet - we want justice.
Until we reach that point, we will loudly chant in honor of our fallen brothers and sisters. We (still) cant breathe.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
Wake me when Al is straight with the IRS.
Per HeyJackass, from Chicago for this past weekend: Final Riot Tally: 24 killed, 66 wounded.
Any comment, Sharpton...?
He’s basically asking for lynchings or their equivalent in multiple cities.
People say the cop in Minneapolis acted badly. Well, he has been arrested, charged with murder. There will be an investigation. There will be a trial. That’s how we do things in America.
Encouraging a rampaging mob to forcibly extract “justice” is what the Democrats used to do under Jim Crow. Sounds like Rev Al thinks that’s okey-dokey.
Complete and utter BS.
We protest because now all of Black America can’t either.
I’ll believe you Al when you stop breathing!
FUAS. Worst of the race pimps that has destroyed our society.
Nothing says social justice like looting a foot locker.
Law enforcement sometimes requires the use of force.
If you press the back or a side of your neck you will note that the pressure doesn’t prevent you from breathing.
Isn’t that data for Two weeks ago?
If the three other officers were arrested and found not guilty, they might sue and collect government payouts for false arrest.
Do the protesters want the three other officers to get rich for no good reason?
(1995) Sharpton told the protesters, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business”
Al Sharpton admits he was an FBI mob informant, says he was threatened
Sharpton is in no position to be preaching to anybody about anything. Resist we much....
They might want to test Floyd for Covid-19, which impairs breathing.
COVID-19 is ravaging us, making it difficult to breathe, and yet systemic racism has been tightening its grip on our throats for years.
What will we ever do about the mass migration of black people to other countries where they are a majority?
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