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still_one

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9. No need to make changes based on my comment. I think the reason you see the difference is due to
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:09 PM
Jul 2020

several factors. The media coverage for one thing. Watching a man being tortured and murdered on prime time news brought it home to many. The other deaths you named did not get the coverage they deserved. The last time we saw that coverage was Rodney King

Another factor is the overt racism and bigotry of the POS in the WH. For the last three years his racist dog whistles and actions have finally woke a lot of people up, and they are finally taking a stand, and this time the media is covering it.

21 years ago Amadou Diallo was murdered by NY police while he stood in the doorway of his home when the police fired 41 bullets at him because they thought he was a suspect. In a crime. They were in plain clothes, and not identified as cops.

There were protests from that killing, but it was localized to NYC, and coverage nationwide was sparce.

In the case of Amadou Diallo and Rodney King they got a chane of venue for the cops involved, and they were all acquitted

As in all the cases you named it was a horrendous miscarriage of justice

The murder of George Floyd, the media coverage of it, and the racism of this president for the last 3 years are educating a lot of people to a situation many were not cognizant

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