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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/7/2020 7:20:44 PM

Members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced plans to disband their embattled police department in the wake of worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of cops. The nine councilmembers, who form a veto-proof majority, committed to de-funding the department and moving toward a community-based public safety model during a rally at the city’s Powderhorn Park, local reports said. “It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” said council president Lisa Bender, according to Fox9. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.” “It’s our commitment to end policing

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Pedal to the metal, straight over the cliff.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: poliposter 6/7/2020 7:21:28 PM (No. 436516)
Glad I don't own real estate there.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano 6/7/2020 7:23:49 PM (No. 436519)
I'm sure that they will welcome their new Sharia masters.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Norway 6/7/2020 7:25:00 PM (No. 436520)
Criminals from around the nation are now relocating to Minneapolis.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: comstock 6/7/2020 7:32:43 PM (No. 436526)
I'll bet experienced law enforcement candidates will be lining up to apply for those positions. (NOT). Instead they'll get a covey of unemployed and otherwise unemployable social science graduates. It's a better gig than pulling shots at Starbucks or drawing craft beers and wiping tables. Imagine a "holistic public safety department" with the likes of Occasio-Cortez or any mainstream media news reader. Popcorn at the ready.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451 6/7/2020 7:33:37 PM (No. 436528)
Stupid is what stupid does. They are their own worst enemies. Buy, like all liberals / progressives, they "care" which they will lord over us with, because that makes them better than everyone.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/7/2020 7:34:20 PM (No. 436529)
Four times sent to prison 5 years for aggravated assault w/deadly weapon Fentanyl and methamphetamine in system at time of arrest for counterfeit money THIS is what they’re all upset about? It’s fake It’s phony It’s political narrative It’s the ‘rats yet again! Liberalism is a mental disease They’re all crazy frenzied useful idiots SOROS is laughing a devil laugh BLM is laughing a devil laugh The DNC is laughing a devil laugh 👿 👿 👿 Devils all!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/7/2020 7:35:32 PM (No. 436530)
Oh this is going to be fun to watch
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 6/7/2020 7:40:59 PM (No. 436535)
Just build a wall around the entire city because nobody is going to want to go there, and nobody will want what comes out of there. How can people be so stupid? Maybe Trump can win Minn. after all in November - after they see what anarchy one of their major cities descends into when the left gets their way.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bogeegolf 6/7/2020 7:41:45 PM (No. 436536)
I feel bad for my niece who bought a house there about a year ago. My daughter lives in the suburbs and I have many relatives in the area. I usually have a reason to be in Minneapolis a couple times a year Not anymore! My nephew already canceled his wedding there
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Reply 10 - Posted by: edgar 6/7/2020 7:41:47 PM (No. 436537)
They will need to change the city's charter to make this happen. We will see just how woke the city is.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: voxpopuli 6/7/2020 7:43:47 PM (No. 436540)
and what is NYC Boy Mayor Jakie Frey gonna do.. when they disband HIM and put in a homosexual/transgender black guy.. like "Andrea Jenkins" who is one of the leaders of this august body?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: volksford 6/7/2020 7:43:54 PM (No. 436541)
Watch for flight out the city , tax base gone to hell and a future Detroit in the making.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bamapreacher 6/7/2020 7:48:52 PM (No. 436545)
Time for a rash of blue flu that will make covid19 look like the common cold.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: GO3 6/7/2020 7:51:32 PM (No. 436548)
Has someone smuggled nukes into all these blue cities and threatened the mayors? Putin must be laughing his behind off.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone 6/7/2020 7:53:10 PM (No. 436549)
If they do actually abolish the police department and fire all the current and experienced officers, the law of the jungle will prevail in Minneapolis, and a lot of people and whatever businesses are left following the rioting will move away and they will lose their tax base. That will happen almost immediately if without a police force the law of the jungle comes into vogue in that leftist and liberal Democrat City, and nobody there can get any commercial or homeowners insurance to protect their assets and property. So chances are what will happen will be another leftist and liberal Democrat bait and switch move on the low information “communities” there, with the name of the Police Department being changed to something like “The Flower Child Community Response Team” with outlawed choke holds, and with the leftist politicians then moving on until the next pretext occurs.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40 6/7/2020 8:00:44 PM (No. 436555)
This is from the Onion right? Right??
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kowgirl 6/7/2020 8:01:05 PM (No. 436556)
They're attempting this social experiment at the beginning of what could be a long, hot summer. Will be curious as to what popular thought wiil be come next October 1.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/7/2020 8:05:23 PM (No. 436558)
It will be a big thrill when the Democratic National Convention has its great election year meeting in Minneapolis. Oh yeah!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Grounded 6/7/2020 8:10:10 PM (No. 436559)
Minneapolis does this and the next day the folks in St. Paul will be building barricades to keep all the Minneapolitans on their own side of the river.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/7/2020 8:15:18 PM (No. 436560)
The criminals will be in charge and loot the city. They probably already control the city council. The 'new' police will be nothing more than vigilantes working for the crime kingpins. How long before Minneapolis goes bankrupt, and demands a bailout from the state and the feds?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: OhioNick 6/7/2020 8:18:37 PM (No. 436562)
While they're at it, they will also need to change the name of Minneapolis to Brick City.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Skinnydip 6/7/2020 8:36:38 PM (No. 436571)
Wait till one of those "more holistic public safety department" officers encounters an armed robber. Might be too late to even run away.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/7/2020 8:39:16 PM (No. 436577)
There are some fairly large companies headquartered in Minneapolis. They should start packing up shop immediately.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Puggirl 6/7/2020 8:45:59 PM (No. 436579)
#7 I live in the city limits of Minneapolis. Your attempt to be funny makes me want to puke. There are normal people who live in this city who are terrified about this disaster. Move? Who would want to buy a house here? My family and I are discussing what are options are - or if there are any options. This was once a beautiful city. Two weeks ago no one could have ever seen this coming. Laughing and blaming the victims isn't helping. The only people laughing are you and the fools in Powderhorn Park with their "Abolish the Police" signs.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/7/2020 8:50:38 PM (No. 436581)
The current police force has no incentive to serve and protect. Their employer has already given them notice, and has contempt for their work. The virtue-signaling white liberal supremacists have the most to lose!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Timber Queen 6/7/2020 8:51:17 PM (No. 436582)
The only picture in my head is an updated, 21st century version of the opening for the old Mary Tyler More show. Even Ted Baxter would be a better than Fryin' Frey.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Venturer 6/7/2020 8:51:51 PM (No. 436583)
This should be fun to watch.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: TJ54 6/7/2020 8:57:23 PM (No. 436589)
Where will the police union spend its money now?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/7/2020 8:58:48 PM (No. 436592)
Just wait until the City Council sees their new property insurance rates. That is going to apply to government as well as private property. I think the rate increase is going to raise a lot of attention.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 6/7/2020 9:03:28 PM (No. 436596)
@#24 - Remember - Democrats and their foghorns in the Deep Media did this to your city.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: jar 6/7/2020 9:12:33 PM (No. 436600)
Will the new management continue to pay for the pensions and health care plans of the police they fire?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/7/2020 9:13:16 PM (No. 436602)
Burn baby burn!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/7/2020 9:17:40 PM (No. 436605)
Elections have consequences. Minneapolis has a better idea. Have at it, friends. The locals demanded action, and they deserve it good and hard.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/7/2020 9:26:19 PM (No. 436607)
"Social workers or medics could respond to situations once handled by police..." So, for a report of a wife beating, they will just send a medic to patch her up? Actually, that should work well with Sharia Law wife beatings, but the male medic had better not touch the wife in the course of treatment or he will get beheaded and the wife will be stoned to death. In which case, they will send out a social worker to help the children deal with the trauma of community-based public safety .
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Reply 35 - Posted by: RockiesFan 6/7/2020 9:29:31 PM (No. 436609)
Minneapolis is going to make Detroit look like Hooterville.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jerseyden 6/7/2020 9:34:56 PM (No. 436612)
Next step will be for Keith Ellison the DA to call for Sharia law to replace the justice system.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: grayjay 6/7/2020 9:50:08 PM (No. 436618)
They plan to move to "a broader, more holistic public safety department geared toward violence prevention and community services. Social workers or medics could respond to situations once handled by police." Oh, that sounds like that will keep everyone safe! s/o
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Reply 38 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 6/7/2020 9:52:30 PM (No. 436622)
Good news for Burbs and St. Paul. They should see drop in crime as it shifts to greener pastures.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: john56 6/7/2020 9:53:51 PM (No. 436624)
If i were a neighboring cpmmunity to Minneapolis, i would be hiring those Minneapolis police officers and setting up manned 24/7 check points at my border with Minneapolis.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 6/7/2020 10:04:44 PM (No. 436634)
This is goingbto be interesting to watch, from a 12 hr drive away. Going to be a massive disaster.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Penney 6/7/2020 10:09:36 PM (No. 436638)
Soooooo, who will answer those 911 calls they recommend? S/
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Reply 42 - Posted by: 49 Ford 6/7/2020 10:17:10 PM (No. 436643)
I cannot fathom how this new "holistic safety department" will respond to actual, real world calls. Will they even bother gathering evidence or chasing down the bad guys? Will they attempt to "counsel" armed crazies on meth who are threatening to kill their families or hostages? What the [bleep] is this all about? These people are bonkers! Exhibit A for the Trump campaign.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/7/2020 10:21:26 PM (No. 436649)
Might as well change the name from Minneapolis to Puntland.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: mizzmac 6/7/2020 10:26:12 PM (No. 436656)
Once upon a time there was a city called Minneapolis...Soon to be a memory.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/7/2020 10:27:13 PM (No. 436659)
Give us their home addresses so we can know where to watch the Leftists Antifa arsonists work!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: rytwng 6/7/2020 10:32:12 PM (No. 436665)
Can't wait for one of the councilman to get robbed and call for a policeman and no one answers.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: DVC 6/7/2020 10:44:03 PM (No. 436677)
#24, I really do hope that you have some firearms and some skills with them. If not, you really need to fix that. Guns are currently in short supply already, thid will make it far more difficult to find something to buy, and ammo. If 911 won't answer, you are your own security. Best wishes.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: XCenturion 6/7/2020 11:06:07 PM (No. 436691)
Publish the home addresses of all the Minneapolis City Council members after they defund the PD and see how that works out for them!
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Omen55 6/7/2020 11:30:55 PM (No. 436703)
Not one penny of our $$$ for the body bags!
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/7/2020 11:51:31 PM (No. 436716)
Then watch psychotic leftist Minneapolis City Council members expect the St. Paul Police provide them with personal protection.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 6/8/2020 12:06:48 AM (No. 436727)
It will be called the new Minneasspolice Department.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: texaspast 6/8/2020 12:38:16 AM (No. 436738)
To ALL Minneapolis residents: STAY THERE. Do not move out and inflict you incredible stupidity on any other area of the country, unless you want to go to NYC - the vast majority of New Yorkers are obviously as stupid as you are. Those of us who live in parts of the country that as yet have not descended to your level of insanity DO NOT WANT YOU HERE. When your city falls off the cliff into chaos, run by gangs and brown-shirts, keep repeating to yourselves 'I voted for this! I deserve this! This is Utopia!' Above all, stay there; you voted for this bed of insanity, now you must lie in it.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/8/2020 1:54:11 AM (No. 436753)
This is just the start. No cops around so every business and building in the city will be looted and burned to the ground. Can’t wait to see how this all works out.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: BreakRight 6/8/2020 2:30:14 AM (No. 436762)
I had friends in Detroit in the late 1960s. After the riots they joined a neighborhood watch and patrolled their block in shifts all night, every night, carrying firearms. When arriving home after work, they circled the block several times in their car to check for lurkers nearby their house, then pulled into their attached garage, staying alert and closing the garage door again before exiting the car with gun drawn and carefully entering their home. At least they did have the option of calling the police if they saw suspicious lurkers (but this was before the era of cellphones). Homes were worth only a small fraction of what they were selling for before the riots, if they could find a buyer at all. A real nightmare for them.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: DVC 6/8/2020 2:33:54 AM (No. 436766)
More of this needs to happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVWo9n5eKU
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Reply 56 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/8/2020 2:44:57 AM (No. 436768)
#24 I agree. This is nothing to joke about, especially with all of the Muzlims living in MN. People can't just pack up and move. Homes will become as worthless as Detroit. To think any elected official would disband the police dept is insane. If all of the insurance companies in Minneapolis pick up and move, a lot of tax revenue follows.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Skeptical1 6/8/2020 10:54:01 AM (No. 437137)
#24 is right. I live in California so I know how she feels. Don't be smug if you live in a place that's conservative now, because Leftism is a cancer that has metastasized. You may find out sooner than you think what it's like to be a disenfranchised outsider in your own community.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/8/2020 9:20:59 PM (No. 437753)
This city is lost. If you live in the area and don’t like this, NOW is the time to get out while you can. Liquidate your real estate and leave ASAP. You have no time to waste. Nothing can save this city.
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Not Being Able to Loot Neighborhood Stores
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/9/2020 8:04:06 AM Post Reply
Editor's Note: Graphic Language A black woman in Chicago filmed a Facebook live video of armed citizens defending local businesses. According to the woman, people should be allowed to loot stores because they're already insured. "They let these people come outside with they AK-47s. Ak-47s to protect they stuff from black people. They ready to kill black people, the Arabs, the fake a** Ramadan mother f**kers. They got M-16s, AK with they people's out here. Everything y'all. Look at this s**t," she said, flipping the camera to a nearby store. "They got mother f**kin' AKs out here and I'm going to get my cousin that's a police officer right now
Justice Is Coming: 'As Many as 16-17'
Obamagate Criminal Referrals Headed to DOJ
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/9/2020 4:44:46 AM Post Reply
As America reopens from coronavirus lockdowns and protests and riots engulf American cities, Attorney General William Barr is hard at work on Obamagate. According to award-winning journalist Adam Housley, “as many as 16-17” criminal referrals will be headed to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign in 2016. “Criminal referrals have already been sent to the Justice Department and the overall number may reach as many as 16-17 by the end of next week. Investigators are working on additional ones as we speak and some are targeting the Mueller probe and how [retired Gen. Michael Flynn was] investigated,” Housley tweeted.
White Police Officers Wash Black
Faith Leaders’ Feet During Unity
Walk in North Carolina
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Posted by Harlowe 6/8/2020 2:39:14 PM Post Reply
White police officers and members of the community gathered on Saturday to wash the feet of black faith leaders in North Carolina in an echo of the Biblical story of how Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, according to a report in the Daily Mail.(Snip)Wokoma and her husband organized the walk, which included the “Washing of the Feet” ceremony, where at least three white law enforcement officers and three other white attendees washed their feet. According to pictures on social media, the group knelt in prayer with buckets as the pastors sat on a bench. One attendee is heard on a megaphone praying for forgiveness.
18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the
most violent day in 60 years in Chicago
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2020 4:25:01 AM Post Reply

A hardworking father killed just before 1 a.m. A West Side high school student murdered two hours later. A man killed amid South Side looting at a cellphone store at 12:30 p.m. A college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, gunned down at 4:25 p.m. after getting into an argument in Englewood. While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab’s data doesn’t go back further than 1961.  Correction **

Michelle Obama Encourages 2020 Graduates
to Increase Their Activism Beyond Hashtags,
‘Don’t Ever Let Anyone Tell You That
You’re Too Angry’ (Video)
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Posted by Imright 6/8/2020 8:36:01 AM Post Reply
Former First Lady Michelle Obama took a break from lounging around in her $15 million Martha’s Vineyard estate to encourage angry left-wing graduates to go protest in the streets. Michelle Obama on Sunday delivered remarks in a virtual commencement speech to 2020 high school and college graduates.She encouraged the young graduates to mobilize and become community organizers to bring radical change following the death of George Floyd.“In light of the current state of our country, I struggled to find the right words of wisdom for you today,”
Video: Nancy Pelosi Can’t Get Up by
Herself After Kneeling for Photo Op
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Posted by Imright 6/8/2020 8:14:06 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a number of her congressional colleagues gathered to kneel on Monday for the time they say a police officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, but the photo op did not quite go as planned. After the 8 minutes and 46 seconds the incident lasted, the members of Congress — including 79-year-old James Clyburn — rose. But Pelosi nearly toppled over, quickly motioning for an aide to help her to her feet. “It’s better not to have on high heels,” Pelosi said with a laugh as her mask dangled under her chin.
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