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Monday, June 29, 2020

Cops in Aurora, CO came in like a military unit to forcibly remove -- not to mention pepper spray -- peaceful protesters who were watching a violin performance to honor Elijah McClain. A reporter on the ground captured an even more surreal moment ... as cops were literally pushing up against protesters, a violinist on stage started playing soothing melodies.

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I'll ask again, why are cops being sent to oversee anti-cop protests? It's illogical. How can they not take it personally?

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-06-29 10:01 AM | Reply

These are the cops whose reforms everyone is cheering for, who no longer have qualified immunity, and whose testimony won't be considered reliable if not accompanied by body cam footage, right?

Hmmm.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-29 10:59 AM | Reply

Let the lawsuits and damage payments begin.

When these -------- realize that it's coming out of THEIR Ass they will be more restrained in their conduct.

At least let's hope so.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-06-29 12:31 PM | Reply

Nothing to see here. No harm no foul.

Pepper spray is just a little spice. Things were getting boring.

Them Violin playing Thugs needed a little spicing up.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-06-29 03:46 PM | Reply

And yet some are shocked at the hatred some have of cops...

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-29 04:07 PM | Reply

Maybe they were just trying to spice things up.

#6 | Posted by Spork at 2020-06-29 05:59 PM | Reply

Tear gas is become passe. How about spraying an additive that causes blindness? How would the police behave when everything with eyes is disabled?

This is a time for serious, life-altering change, after all.. Consider it the opposite of Buddha's eye casting it's gaze - rather than instant evolution and sight you are permanently dependent upon the kindness of your community. The community you groomed.

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

Another day, another police riot.

The cops have to be stopped.

#8 | Posted by DarkVader at 2020-06-29 07:03 PM | Reply

WTF?

F**k the Police.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2020-06-29 08:45 PM | Reply

More - a news station's twitter feed which chronicles the day and puts things in perspective. I wish I could find the particular clip that's starting to be shown on the major news outlets. That one is really vile.

twitter.com

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2020-06-29 08:54 PM | Reply

Those EMS's need to be in jail. Their version of medical practicioning has such ridiculous consequences that I hope they lose everything. Homes, cars, lives. Gone. Whatever "law" protects this behavior is in need of immediate removal, it's legislators investigated and the police chief fired on the spot. Scum, the lot. The issue is total, systemic and requires an unprecedented overhaul of Colorado governance. Black Americans are aware this moment is using them for monumental roadblocks to a furthering of authoritarians with impunity and the militarization of peace-keepers in our midst. I love explaining how nearly every black person you meet has been American generations before most every white. This does lead to the disenfranchisement and terrorism campaigns which obviously have stunted their otherwise dominant position to aquire wealth and represent the majority of weathly American corporations. Instead, we have what it isn't. Lately I've had to bleed lunatic dreams, beautiful things lay inbetween. Mating, chasing, praise the Queen of May. Staring sweetly phasing at what to say, not just how to say it.

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-06-30 12:41 AM | Reply

We are all Black Americans. I see myself in that kid, he's goofy and nice with a seriousy developing love of performance which helps with uncomfortable introvertism. Those "police men" really didn't have a full grip on anything, were reasoned with and to no good result.
This goes so far outside of a TED talk just mentally -------- them all. I hope the DNC seriously analyzes the consequences of Biden and his adoration of police, private jails and forcing debt onto the poorest. His administration was never intended to fly well, just maintain their status quo. Well GUESS WHAT? THAT SIMPLY ISN'T GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH. Repel boarders, because I sense a plague barge about to keel your ghost ship.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-06-30 12:53 AM | Reply

I'm so mad I can't really cry. It feels like I should.

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-06-30 12:56 AM | Reply

These may be the dumbest cops in history. How the hell did they not realize the Optics involved when they decided to pepper spray violinists?

------- the lot of them.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2020-06-30 11:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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