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THAT’S THEM DOUBLE STANDARDS

By Pete Moore On May 31st, 2020

Some people are desperate to import American race politics into the UK. Many of them were in Trafalgar Square today demonstrating about George Floyd’s death.

You might wonder what George Floyd and American rozzers have to do with the UK. Nothing of course. What the police do in Minneapolis is no more relevent to the UK than what the police do in any other country. This is a power play by the left’s race hustlers. Think of it as a business development scheme for the permanently aggrieved. They can’t stand peace, wealth and harmony. They want and need poverty and division because it feeds them.

When people go to the beach, or demonstrate against the government’s lockdown and distancing rules, the usual suspects get the megaphones out to denounce these “Covidiots”. They are strangely quiet when a couple of thousand different people got all close in Trafalgar Square. Funny that.

29 Responses to “THAT’S THEM DOUBLE STANDARDS”

  1. You should be praising them Pete. After all, at least they are a great example of individuals breaking free from the scared little ‘Covid Betwetters’ syndrome you were happily mocking a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Half these people don’t have any idea where Minnesota is

    Lee Rigby was murdered a few miles from Trafalgar Square

    Did any of these gluten free trendies and jet setters protest that?

  3. Protesting an injustice in a foreign country is perfectly reasonable. Mr. Moore has done so in many posts. However the breakdown of social distancing is an mistake.

  4. Phantom

    Why would they?

    Lee Rigby was white.

  5. I believe Lee Rigby’s murderers were quickly apprehended, arrested, charged and prosecuted. Not so with George Floyd.

  6. Harri just can’t ever let a story about a crime committed by a white person go by without desperately trying to deflect it with an irrelevent mention of a crime commited by a non-white person. Just as he did on the Oklahoma bombing anniversary post where he got annoyed at the focus on Timoth McVeigh so whinged on about “Why aren;t we talking about the Beslan school massacre by muslims”

  7. Lee Rigby’s death was not at the hands of state employees, which is the reason for the protest in the Floyd case. Note this protest in Trafalgar appears to be peaceful and nonviolent which suggests that some people will object to any protest not just rioting.

  8. Mr Floyd was killed on. May 25

    Former officer Chauvin had been fired, arrested and formally charged by May 29

    By any standards, that is rapid and decisive action by both the police department and the state.

  9. A suspected killer was at large for four days after allegedly killing a man. I don’t think that’s acceptable and I don’t think many of the residents of Minneapolis did either. That’s the difference in your apples & oranges comparison rush to condemn the ‘gluten-free trendies and jet setters’

  10. Phantom

    It is rapid by the usual standard of these things but if the killing had not been captured on video and/or hadn’t become a national story, how quickly do you think the police and prosecutors would have pro-actively sought to deal with this , or if they would have done so at all without the spotlight of public anger and political pressure ?

  11. It was very rapid by any standard.

    And it wasn’t a killing by any clear stabbing or shooting incident, it was something else, involving someone who had apparently committed a very petty crime and who may have resisted arrest – a good reason for police not doing what is standard procedure = and it took time to understand what we thought we were looking at.

    And – not that I am justifying anything though this comment will be subject to bad faith criticism- facts may still come out that change the perceptions.

    All of who have called this a ” murder ” initially or now, are not just wrong, but are very wrong.

  12. Has Pete not posted on the George Floyd case on a British blog?

    People comment on foreign stories in different ways.

    (but to be honest, the “I CAN’T BREATHE” protests in Berlin and other places today, the third in as many days, did look a bit phoney. Probably more like “I CAN’T STAND TRUMP”).

  13. //facts may still come out that change the perceptions.//

    Exactly, but still…

    //All of who have called this a ” murder ” initially or now, are not just wrong, but are very wrong.//

    You seem to want people to call it what you call it. Maybe facts may still come out. It could in fact emerge that it was murder after all. (though I don’t believe it will).

    Colm’s point stands: would any of this man’s colleagues have come forward and reported the truth about the killing if it hadn’t been videotaped and made a very public story.

  14. I called it a killing.

    A number here have called it murder.

    A number of public figures have called it murder.

    They are not just wrong, but they are very wrong.

    Rush to judgment, lynch mob mentality, are wrong. No one, including noone here, knows all the facts

  15. would any of this man’s colleagues have come forward and reported the truth about the killing if it hadn’t been videotaped and made a very public story.

    Likely not.

    There is the blue wall of silence.

    It has been a problem since forever

  16. Has Pete not posted on the George Floyd case on a British blog?

    No.

  17. //A number of public figures have called it murder.
    They are not just wrong, but they are very wrong. //

    // No one, including noone here, knows all the facts//

    That’s my point. We don’t know all the facts and it may turn out to have been murder.
    We’re just talking about words here. Some people simply want to make it sound worse than it was, others try to make it sound not as bad as it looked.

  18. Proving murder in this case is a high bar. The officer might have been a clumsy, arrogant bully who didn’t appreciate what he was doing (speculating there), but claiming he intended to kill George Floyd in public in front of a crowd is something else.

  19. I don’t know about anyobe else but I have vert deliberately called it a killing.

    You comparing the killing of George Floyd with that of Lee rigby is comparing apples with oranges.

  20. //but claiming he intended to kill George Floyd in public in front of a crowd is something else.//

    Killer and killed apparently knew each other from some former work. It’s possible that the cop recognised his former colleague and thought this would be a good opportunitiy to get even with him for some slight. The cop may have deliberately killed him. Unlikely, but possible.
    Less unlikely is that he intended to give him some special cruel treatment.

  21. I too don’t think he actually set out at the start of that arrest to end that man’s life – in that sense it wasn’t pre meditated murder, but pressing your knees into someone’s neck for 8 minutes when you know you are restricting their breathing and doing so for 3 or those minutes when he had apparently stopped responding physically or verbally takes a degree of determined and deliberate effort. This was more than a physical maneuver gone wrong or a sudden shooting decision, it was 8 minutes of intent and comes as close to murder as I can think of.

  22. The suspected killer also stayed in the same position with his knee on his neck for almost three minutes after Floyd was motionless.

    Well, if you going to do a job you may as well do it right.

  23. //doing so for 3 or those minutes when he had apparently stopped responding physically or verbally takes a degree of determined and deliberate effort. //

    Maybe he wasn’t pressing as hard as it looked on the video. If the victim died from pressure from the knee, it would mean he was strangled or suffocated, and in such a death you would, I think, tend to lash out and kick at the end in a frantic bid to survive. This man didn’t. It looked like he suddenly lost consciousness.

    It could have been aAnything from deliberate murder to a tragic accident. We’ll just have to wait for the final autopsy.

  24. It could have been anything from deliberate murder to a tragic accident

    The ‘take your victim as you find them’ doctrine Noel.

  25. The officer didn’t have to intend to kill him to be convicted of murder in 3rd degree. If the officer’s actions constituted a depraved indifference he will be convicted.

  26. This sounds like depraved indifference could be what this is.

    Mr Floyd said that he could not breathe, and people in the general area could hear that, it was recorded also.

    Why couldn’t Chauvin here it.

    Especially when every cop in America should be familiar with the Eric Garner incident, which is scarily similar enough

    This sounds like a guy who should never have passed the test to be a cop. There are more like him out there. And they endanger the community and the good cops. The good cops who in most cases won’t rat a bad cop. Because that would break the disgusting code.

  27. This sounds like depraved indifference could be what this is.

    Mr Floyd said that he could not breathe, and people in the general area could hear that, it was recorded also.

    Why couldn’t Chauvin here it.

    Especially when every cop in America should be familiar with the Eric Garner incident, which is scarily similar enough

    This sounds like a guy who should never have passed the test to be a cop. There are more like him out there. And they endanger the community and the good cops. The good cops who in most cases won’t rat a bad cop. Because that would break the disgusting code.

  28. This is a power play by the left’s race hustlers.

    And who are they?

    https://wethoughttheywerewhite.tumblr.com/

    Hello and welcome to my website We Thought They Were White. My name is Dontell Jackson, and like many African-Americans, I was brought up in a culture deeply infused with propaganda designed to lay the blame for all of the black race’s ills on the white man. It was not until I began looking into the actual history of blacks, whites, and other races in America, that I came to realize that many if not most of the resentment that African-Americans harbor regarding our long history of abuse and exploitation has been intentionally misdirected by those who are most responsible for it, to shift the blame away from themselves as a people onto the white race who they regard as their enemies.

    Blacks have been purposely misled by the Jewish people who, in previous centuries, built their fortunes in the transatlantic slave trade, and who continue to manipulate and exploit us even today. Because most black people make no distinction between Jews and whites, it is easy for the Jews to evade justice and escape the blame for the wrongs that they have inflicted on our people for centuries by convincing blacks that it was the white man who did it. In most cases the vast majority of the white race had nothing to do with slavery or other crimes that have been committed against our people. Whites were and continue to be exploited and manipulated by the Jews, the same as blacks, and their race is even more hated by the Jew, where blacks are simply disregarded by the Jews with indifference, as are other races. We are all simply pawns to the Jews who have no other use for us beyond being a source of profit to them and a weapon that can be used to help destroy whites, who they see as their sworn enemies, by encouraging us to breed with them until there are no longer any whites left.

    So in cities across the US, instigators are leaving piles of bricks on pallets where there is no construction work, and police are leaving the scene to let things happen. Have police anywhere attempted to prevent looting and rioting?

    In Washington, they let them loot a mall.

    DC’s City Centre looted. No police in sight. https://t.co/AKFENiziPH

    — Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) May 31, 2020

    San Francisco:

    Looters hitting nearly every store in Emeryville shopping center, including Ross, Marshall’s, Guitar Center and more. They are taking closes, keyboard and pillows, among other things. No police still.

    — Jill Tucker (@jilltucker) May 31, 2020

    And now no police presence on the TJ’s marketplace side. Seeking to avoid confrontation?

    — Paresh Dave (@peard33) May 31, 2020

    Seattle:

    Everywhere you look, people with handfuls of clothes on hangers, tags still on, windows being destroyed, people running through the city. No police anywhere in site. #seattleprotest #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/LxhA80hUoA

    — AJ Janavel (@ajjanavelnews) May 31, 2020

    Denver:

    Protestors are blocking dozens of cars. No police presence in this area of Broadway and W Colfax #denverprotests @KRDONC13 pic.twitter.com/EV3gC0tbfL

    — Chelsea Brentzel KRDO (@ChelseaBrentzel) May 30, 2020

    Milwaukee:

    15 min to curfew. No police in sight pic.twitter.com/MjtrmE56Gn

    — elliot hughes (@elliothughes12) May 31, 2020

    Des Moines:

    No police in sight so far as protesters approach the sculpture park. One cop car drove away from an approaching protester.

    — Aᴀʀᴏɴ Cᴀʟᴠɪɴ (@aaronpcalvin) May 31, 2020

    Indianapolis:

    Seeing another gathering and something set on fire at this intersection. No police here that I can see.

    — Ryan Martin (@ryanmartin) May 31, 2020

    Fires have been going for approx ten minutes in downtown #Indy. No police, no firefighters, as per @WISH_TV@93wibc

    — Tony Katz (@tonykatz) May 31, 2020

    Friggin Wilmington, Delaware:

    Looters cleaning out 2 or 3 stores on 900 block of Orange in Wilmington. No police, they’ve been at it for twenty minutes or more. #netde

    — William Bretzger (@billbretz) May 31, 2020

    Even New York:

    Still no police here and hundreds of people coming down Broadway in Soho. 🔥🔥🔥 #NYCprotests

    — Lonneke (@LonnekeEngel) May 31, 2020

    There’s an extremely weird pattern of police dropping off police cars in the middle of the chaos and letting antifa burn them and steal weapons from them. This same thing is being reported in many different cities.

  29. Well I hope they enjoyed their say out in the sun. But personally I would have chosen somewhere else and better.