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Speaking of the protestors in Washington, Trump shared a letter from a lawyer on this Twitter that described all the wonderful things Trump has done for African Americans and called those protestors "not peaceful and not real. They are terrorists using ideal hate filled students to burn and destroy".  And then went on with the narrative that Obama did more destroy race relations than any other president.  

Can someone like this be reasoned with?  Can we have a conversation with such a person? (I'm talking about the President and the people that believe this stuff).

 

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On 6/3/2020 at 8:44 AM, Lil Nel said:

And you know, there is no sufficient reason to say he wasn't killed for no apparent reason.

Let's look at a few facts, shall we?

First, the Louisville police department has more than a few pieces of rotten fruit in its ranks.

Second, why did officers who fired their weapons violate department policy, and have body cameras turned OFF?

Thirdly, this man had a reputation for feeding cops for free, so presumably, he knew a number of the members of the LPD, and probably wasn't afraid of them.

So why on earth, would he shoot at them?

The footage clearly shows him cooking; tending to his BBQ, not looking for a vantage point at which to shoot cops from.

The FBI is investigating, as I have already stated. I am content to let the investigation play out, and await the result.result

 

His nephew who was there is saying he fired his gun.

https://www.wave3.com/2020/06/04/david-mcatees-nephew-recalls-what-happened-night-uncles-death/

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Since the earliest days of his presidency, President Donald Trump has showered "his generals" with an absurd amount of adoration, transforming America's military brass from mere advisors to symbols of legitimacy and trust within his administration.

But in the protests that have followed the death of unarmed African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer — and Trump's subsequent threats to deploy the military to quell protests nationwide — the president's implicit reliance on generals appears weakened as military leaders speak out and contradict the president's message of force.

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Here are all the current and former military leaders blasting Trump’s response to nationwide protests

 

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Speaking of the protestors in Washington, Trump shared a letter from a lawyer on this Twitter that described all the wonderful things Trump has done for African Americans and called those protestors "not peaceful and not real. They are terrorists using ideal hate filled students to burn and destroy".  And then went on with the narrative that Obama did more destroy race relations than any other president.  

Can someone like this be reasoned with?  Can we have a conversation with such a person? (I'm talking about the President and the people that believe this stuff).

 

Simple answer: No.

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3 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Trump Wants to turn the military on the American people.

I guess the moron doesn't know history. 

Those same events lead to the first American Revolution.

Is Trump calling for a second American Revolution?

 

Short answer; yes

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Meanwhile, some news about the big, beautiful wall. You know, the one that Mexico is going to pay for? 

https://www.chron.com/news/article/People-are-sawing-through-and-climbing-over-15317952.php

"Trump continues to campaign for reelection on a promise to complete nearly 500 miles of new barrier along the border with Mexico by the end of 2020, but administration officials have scaled back that goal in recent weeks. The president has ceased promoting the $15 billion barrier as "impenetrable" in the months since The Washington Post reported smuggling crews have been sawing through new sections of the structure using inexpensive power tools."

"In recent weeks, the president has once more insisted the barrier should be painted black, telling aides it will absorb more heat from the sun and deter climbing by scalding the hands of would-be fence jumpers. The black paint will drive up construction costs by at least $500 million, according to government estimates, and skeptics have pointed out that the black paint will increase maintenance costs. That, and climbers could simply use gloves to protect their hands."

 

"We Build the Wall has completed at least two sections of private barriers in Texas, using North Dakota-based Fisher Industries to perform the work and acquire the land. The president has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to give border contracts to the company, whose CEO is a prominent GOP donor and Trump booster."

"Fisher last month secured a $1.3 billion contract to install 42 miles of black-painted new barriers in Arizona. The company's first and only other award, for $400 million, is currently under audit by the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, a review initiated after Democrats alleged improper White House interference in the procurement process."

But sure, lets cut Medicare and SNAP to address the budget. SMDH. 

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8 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Short answer; yes

Trump should remember how King George fared during the American Revolution.

Oh, wait.

Trump doesn't read. He won't know who King George was.

 

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13 hours ago, Lucylu71 said:

Yes.

I read coverage in today's NY Times.

He apparently fired, after police fired pepper balls at his niece, and others, who were not protesting, but simply hanging out at his restaurant, and violating city curfew.

It is noted is the story, as I pointed out, that he had no reason to be attack police, as he had a good relationship with them.

If you read the Times piece, you will be educated as to just how dirty Louisville cops are.

Sexual abuse of teenagers, etc.

The restaurant owner killed by police violating department policy to have body cameras on, was supposedly attempting to protect his niece.

The puff of smoke, that we couldn't identify, was the pepper ball going off.

Seems like overkill on the part of cops for curfew violations.

Louisville no longer has a curfew in place.

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13 hours ago, Lucylu71 said:

Did you actually read the article you posted? The nephew says he doesn’t believe mcatees fired his weapon. So I don’t see where you come to your conclusion. 
 

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David McAtee’s nephew recalls what happened on night of uncle’s death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Three days later, the images are still stuck in Marvin McAtee’s head.

He remembers Sunday night, when his uncle David was shot and killed in front of him.

“It happened so quick to where it was normal for him, because he was cool with the police," McAtee said. “I was right beside him.”

On Thursday, McAtee returned to YaYa’s Barbecue Shack to help clean up the restaurant, which is still in shambles. McAtee shared his perspective of how that night played out.

“He was making an order,” McAtee said. “He had the tongs in one hand, you know what I’m saying? And he does have a gun. He keeps a gun on his waist. But in that situation he did not use his gun to try to hurt the city of Louisville and the police department.”

Marvin McAtee took a WAVE 3 News crew into the basement of YaYa’s, to show where people took shelter as shots rang out. He also showed WAVE 3 News the restaurant’s kitchen, where his uncle collapsed and eventually died.

Those images are not played out in surveillance video released by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

McAtee told WAVE 3 News he’s seen the videos, and still believes they don’t tell the full story. He said he believes officers fired first, even if those first shots were pepper balls.

“They’re trying to remix that part to say he fired a gun first and then they fired a gun,” McAtee said. "But shooting is shooting.”

Second, McAtee still believes his uncle never shot at anyone.

“That angle (he was standing at) would never be able to shoot at nobody over there," McAtee said. "They would have to be at (a different) angle for him to direct and say, ‘I’m shooting at you.’”

As those questions linger, fresh flowers and balloons pile up in memory of his uncle. The support leaves McAtee with one certainty. He has to fire up his uncle’s smokers again.

“Whoever come passed and dropped something off, they probably shared a moment with him and know him through something," McAtee said. "That is unbelievable how many people have reached out to me to say some of the things that made them smile, or something he did that was simple that some people might not do for other people. And I appreciate all of that, because we need something positive on this negative.”

https://www.wave3.com/2020/06/04/david-mcatees-nephew-recalls-what-happened-night-uncles-death/

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23 minutes ago, emtb2rn said:

Did you actually read the article you posted? The nephew says he doesn’t believe mcatees fired his weapon. So I don’t see where you come to your conclusion. 
 

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David McAtee’s nephew recalls what happened on night of uncle’s death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Three days later, the images are still stuck in Marvin McAtee’s head.

He remembers Sunday night, when his uncle David was shot and killed in front of him.

“It happened so quick to where it was normal for him, because he was cool with the police," McAtee said. “I was right beside him.”

On Thursday, McAtee returned to YaYa’s Barbecue Shack to help clean up the restaurant, which is still in shambles. McAtee shared his perspective of how that night played out.

“He was making an order,” McAtee said. “He had the tongs in one hand, you know what I’m saying? And he does have a gun. He keeps a gun on his waist. But in that situation he did not use his gun to try to hurt the city of Louisville and the police department.”

Marvin McAtee took a WAVE 3 News crew into the basement of YaYa’s, to show where people took shelter as shots rang out. He also showed WAVE 3 News the restaurant’s kitchen, where his uncle collapsed and eventually died.

Those images are not played out in surveillance video released by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

McAtee told WAVE 3 News he’s seen the videos, and still believes they don’t tell the full story. He said he believes officers fired first, even if those first shots were pepper balls.

“They’re trying to remix that part to say he fired a gun first and then they fired a gun,” McAtee said. "But shooting is shooting.”

Second, McAtee still believes his uncle never shot at anyone.

“That angle (he was standing at) would never be able to shoot at nobody over there," McAtee said. "They would have to be at (a different) angle for him to direct and say, ‘I’m shooting at you.’”

As those questions linger, fresh flowers and balloons pile up in memory of his uncle. The support leaves McAtee with one certainty. He has to fire up his uncle’s smokers again.

“Whoever come passed and dropped something off, they probably shared a moment with him and know him through something," McAtee said. "That is unbelievable how many people have reached out to me to say some of the things that made them smile, or something he did that was simple that some people might not do for other people. And I appreciate all of that, because we need something positive on this negative.”

https://www.wave3.com/2020/06/04/david-mcatees-nephew-recalls-what-happened-night-uncles-death/

The NY Times piece says he fired.

But he fired because he thought his niece was being shot at, and she was; pepper balls shot by cops.

Clearly, the business owner killed by cops wasn't aiming or plotting to hurt anyone.

The video clearly shows him cooking BBQ, in other words, tending to his small business.

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The video shows violent police treating protestors like animals with zero regard for their wellbeing.  The police were quick to fire their weapons, as is typical.  The next step is generally for all police queried to lie about what actually happened.  

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