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Friday, May 29, 2020

Rep. Val Demings: As a former woman in blue, let me begin with my brothers and sisters in blue: What in the hell are you doing? We all know that the level of force must meet the level of resistance. We all can see that there was absolutely zero resistance from George Floyd.

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MFA:

As law enforcement officers, we took an oath to protect and serve. And those who forgot " or who never understood that oath in the first place " must go. That includes those who would stand by as they witness misconduct by a fellow officer.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-29 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Val Demings was Chief of the Orlando Police Department before she became Representative Demings. Solid person. Her husband is Jerry Demings and he was the former Orange County Sheriff and is currently the mayor of Orange County, Florida. That's a power couple well rooted in Law Enforcement and community.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-29 05:15 PM | Reply

#2 Oh, I didn't know that about her husband. Thanks for the info.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-29 05:18 PM | Reply

*Demmings Sorry. I was cutting in order to make the title fit and went a little too far!

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-29 05:19 PM | Reply

You're welcome, Gal. :)

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-29 05:47 PM | Reply

Val Demmings was the stand out on the DEM team to me during Trump's impeachment. She was great.

Good for her for saying this but I do wonder, if she were still wearing a badge if she would say the same thing.

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2020-05-29 05:54 PM | Reply

Probably not.
It's tough when you come up through the organization and now are responsible for it. You tend to dig in deeper and defend and not step back and analyze.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-29 06:07 PM | Reply

The first mistake was when they stopped wearing blue. Blue is peaceful and calm.
Now they generally wear black or camo, their only purpose to scare people, not help them.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-05-29 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The world needs more Mahoneys and fewer Tackleberrys.

#9 | Posted by qcp at 2020-05-29 06:52 PM | Reply

@#1 ... That includes those who would stand by as they witness misconduct by a fellow officer....

I've noted the so-called "Blue Wall of Silence" in the past, which seems to be an extension of your comment that I quoted.

The part of the behavior you note that I do not yet understand is... how much of it is based upon what they are trained to do? Worded differently, do the fellow officers stand by while one is killing a docile civilian because they are trained that such means of apprehension is they way to do it?

As a follow-up ... how often does this behavior occur when there are no bystanders filming it?



#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 07:21 PM | Reply

I have trouble characterizing what happened as "misconduct"

It was murder under color of authority.

Nothing less.

#11 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-05-29 09:48 PM | Reply

@#11 ... It was murder under color of authority. ...

At this point, based upon what I have seen, I am of the same opinion.

But my opinion and $5 will get your a Big Mac nowadays.

The real determination of whether or not it is murder rests in our Judicial system.

One of the defenses that has been proffered in the past is that this is how the officers have been trained to react.

Which is part of the basis of my #10 comment.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 09:53 PM | Reply

Rep. Val Demings @RepValDemings

America is on fire right now, and the president of the United States is walking around with gasoline.

We need healing. We need empathy. We need justice.

9:50 PM May 29, 2020

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-29 10:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#14 ... America is on fire right now, and the president of the United States is walking around with gasoline. ...

imo, Rep Demings is understating the problem.

The President of the United States is not just walking around with gasoline, he is actively throwing gasoline on the fire.

When Pres Trump called out the Mayor of Minneapolis, he should have just criticized the actions of the Mayor he disagreed with.

To call out the Mayor in the incendiary political manner that Pres Trump did ("..."Radical Left Dem Mayor of Minneapolis...") was beyond the pale.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 11:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

She was one of the better questioners in the House Impeachment Trial... she knew the law.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-29 11:22 PM | Reply

Wife of officer charged with murder of George Floyd announces she's divorcing him
www.nbcnews.com

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-30 12:53 AM | Reply

she knew the law.

#15 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2020-05-29 11:22 PM | FLAG:

So did everyone else

#17 | Posted by zetaleph at 2020-05-30 01:08 AM | Reply

She knows she is lucky to be alive today after living with that murdering piece of crap for 10 years.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-30 12:09 PM | Reply

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