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Minneapolis City Council declares
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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/18/2020 2:06:46 PM

The Minneapolis City Council declared racism a public health emergency in the city Friday, vowing to allocate funding and other resources to “name, reverse, and repair the harm done” to people of color in the city. The resolution was unanimously approved nearly two months after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by Minneapolis police while in custody in south Minneapolis.(Snip) During a committee meeting last week, Jenkins said Floyd’s killing, Black people’s vulnerability to the corona­virus and racial gaps in homeownership are issues that have “been deeply agreed upon that at the core is racism.” “How do we begin to address

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Is is not culturally imperialistic to ask bLACK people to act more like WHITE people?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 7/18/2020 2:11:05 PM (No. 482839)
Does this mean they will start a program to eliminate the democrat party (and all its members) as that is the source of racism?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 7/18/2020 2:17:07 PM (No. 482846)
That thug wasn’t “killed” You Lie! He “died” from fentanyl and amphetamine poisoning due to enema-instilled drugs that he ADMITTED to the police, and they held him down to to his flailing like the junkie that he was! He killed his own heart! So many lies!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: janjan 7/18/2020 2:18:40 PM (No. 482847)
The entire Democrat party needs to declare a mental health emergency. They are far beyond liberal politics. They have the realm of literal insanity.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: tsquare 7/18/2020 2:19:50 PM (No. 482849)
What if susceptibility to Covid is gene-driven?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling 7/18/2020 2:21:23 PM (No. 482852)
Maybe one day, it will occur to them that a dirtbag, who happened to be black, was killed by a police officer, who happened to be white. Behaving like black crime will go away if you get rid of police is about as sane a notion as getting rid of your army will deter foreign invasions.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/18/2020 2:22:50 PM (No. 482854)
I guess the next mayor will have to be black and very radical. Is Idi Amin III available?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 7/18/2020 2:23:33 PM (No. 482856)
We are not far from violent racist actions that won't please anyone, but that's what the Commiecrats are pushing for.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 7/18/2020 2:25:38 PM (No. 482858)
This is what happens when there are no adults in the room. And there is no racism. Blacks want to take over American culture with theirs and are facing resistance. And if more force is being used against blacks in arrests, maybe it's because they are being difficult. If one resists, they can expect forcible treatment.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: StrikingViking 7/18/2020 2:37:21 PM (No. 482863)
Is there ANY evidence that the Minneapolis police arresting Floyd did anything to him out of racial animus? Would it kill us to wait until the facts of the case can be presented in a Constitutionally-guaranteed trial? Do we have to sacrifice our country to the Fentanyl and methaphetamine over-dose death of a man (the autopsy said he died of heart failure, not asphyxiation)?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 7/18/2020 2:47:25 PM (No. 482867)
FTA: "About 60% of use-of-force incidents by Minneapolis police since 2008 were against Black people, even though they only make up about 20% of the city." The writer conveniently omits the % of crimes committed by the 20%, or why force was most likely justified, given what we have seen for the last two months.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: nhveritas 7/18/2020 2:49:39 PM (No. 482868)
I would suggest the rioting, looting and protesting nullified the media narrative suggesting the coronavirus was targeting blacks more that others. These left is deranged, delusional and dangerous.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 7/18/2020 2:52:03 PM (No. 482872)
No, insanity in the city government is a serious public health emergency. Lunatics in charge destroying everything they touch.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 7/18/2020 2:53:52 PM (No. 482874)
The demand for racism far outruns the supply, so they are forced to invent it out of thin air and use pretend racism for their pretend emergency.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: EQKimball 7/18/2020 3:18:01 PM (No. 482889)
If the Democrats want to tell the white population that they are at fault for the rioting and looting, then let them have at it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: marbles 7/18/2020 3:21:49 PM (No. 482892)
They can declare whatever they want. it doesn't make it so.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Namma 7/18/2020 3:25:27 PM (No. 482894)
Racism goes both ways. There are black people who do not like white, Hispanic or Asians just because of the color of skin. So does this public health emergency include all races. If not I would say that the city council is not only racist and promoting racism. But they are also one sided and closed minded
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/18/2020 3:39:02 PM (No. 482907)
Oh dear GOD!!! The idiocy - it burns!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/18/2020 3:42:41 PM (No. 482909)
It sure is! Why the way those racist protestors and Democrats are acting, there isnt going to be a safe spot for ANY race within a fifty mile radius. The Democrats and their minions are trying to side slip back into the Jim Crow Era. As soon as enough people have had it with these violent anarchist and start taking the fight back at them, the Democrats will flip, claim they NEVER supported those 'Evil Viscous terrorists' and try to claim they were Republicans, just like they did going the other way with the KKK. The media will be shoveling that tripe at the public, as fast as they can, but I dont think it's going to work this time.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/18/2020 3:43:33 PM (No. 482910)
ROFLMAO! I thought that surely this was just an NPR sort of joke. Nope, they really did it. They'll go the full San Francisco before long, with poop in the Loop.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: moebellini3 7/18/2020 3:53:39 PM (No. 482923)
Minneapolis has bee going down the drain for many years and everybody knows why. Just can't talk about it. Everything proposed is already being done. The problem is education, and education is free. You see, you don't need a college education. What you need is a good high school education and if you don't go to college you need to learn a skill, a trade. Every person has that chance but many choose not to do it. By giving things to someone doesn't solve the problem. Morals, values, faith and respect for authority would be a good start, ant that start in the home. A culture of violence has killed Minneapolis, they just won't admit it. Wake up.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/18/2020 3:54:47 PM (No. 482925)
Fine. Let Mini-Somalia pay reparations to solve its health crisis. Just don't come crying to me when your police and fire departments are disbanded because you're flat broke. Glad I don't own a house there. Selling out now has got to be near impossible and that winter is coming by November.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 7/18/2020 4:10:56 PM (No. 482938)
Excellent question #4, in my county in eastern KS a friend who is a health care worker tells me that most of the patients in the hospital are Hispanics. My county has a low Hispanic population, but the county which starts a few miles north of her hospital has about 25-30% Hispanics. I wonder if they are going to my county when the yet sick, just a few miles driving will do it. Our county has just over 550 cases per 100,000 people. The heavily Hispanic adjacent county has 2,100 cases per 100,000. And our county has just under 16 deaths per 100K, that county has 53 deaths per 100K. So, SOMETHING is making Wuhan flu kill 3.5 times as many per capita in that county as in my county, and infect about four times as many per capita. Lifestyles? Pre-existing health problems? Do Hispanics have a higher incidence of diabetes, obesity, lung problems, kidney problems than whites? I don't know. Something is different.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: FunOne 7/18/2020 4:20:27 PM (No. 482949)
The reality is, White Guilt is a deadly public health issue.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 7/18/2020 4:20:57 PM (No. 482950)
My theory is that 'social distancing' is simply not practiced much in the Hispanic and black communities....I suspect it's simply a cultural thing.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 7/18/2020 4:31:47 PM (No. 482955)
Actually, PROGRESSIVISM and its ill effects -- always leading to dystopia -- are a public health emergency.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: TCloud 7/18/2020 4:34:12 PM (No. 482960)
But Dems own the proverbial race card...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: pensom2 7/18/2020 4:38:43 PM (No. 482967)
"The Minneapolis City Council declared racism a public health emergency." That, folks, is the difference between ridiculous politicians, especially dem's, and President Trump. Politicians think their job is done when they "declare" an emergency, or when they have an investigation. They never DO anything about it. What did the politicians (Trey Gowdy) do about Benghazi? What did the politicians do about fast and furious? About Lois Lerner? Lois is still collecting her fat monthly retirement check! What did President Trump do about Qasem Soleimani? See the difference?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/18/2020 4:42:14 PM (No. 482973)
All this is just bending to blackmail, i.e. "You do this or we'll burn your house down." I'd like to hear the late night calls all these panderers get from BLM thugs. What a farce.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 7/18/2020 4:49:45 PM (No. 482981)
So capitalism is racist, huh? No. The average black I.Q. Is 85, not CEO material. We live in a republic that ensures equality before the law, and in an economy that rewards success while providing a safety net for (ie giving money to) the poor. If you don’t like it, vote in the socialists, but don’t try to call me a racist.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Heraclitus 7/18/2020 5:01:15 PM (No. 483000)
WHO burned down to the ground so many minority-owned businesses, just as these new entrepreneurs got started? Who brings drugs into the neighborhoods? Who forms the gangs? who enforces them and launches gang wars? Who makes the environment unhealthy, dirty, ramshackled? Who makes the schools unsafe, consigning so many precious children to poverty, despair and hopelessness? And who keeps reminding the world that blacks are descended from slaves?????????????? STOP doing that. I'm not sure any of us would be thrilled to look at every detail of our ancestries. Among blacks you may even find slave-holders and slave merchants. Darned Democrats never tire of repeating the slavery meme ad nauseum. The only reasons for this are to try to use it as a cudgel to blame Republicans when the perps were Dems; and to keep blacks depressed and hopeless. It's cruel. Consider that Democrats never highlight and praise the successes of black Americans. I suspect that this is why they are vicious to Conservative blacks. One thing is sure, we all need forgiveness and redemption. In the immortal words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?" (or at least try?)
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Krause 7/18/2020 5:07:55 PM (No. 483007)
This act will solve racism. As long as they allow marxism and facism we'll be OK. Thank God for the Minneapolis city council.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: pinger 7/18/2020 5:08:40 PM (No. 483009)
It’s magical! People can go from a-hole to angel in one beat of the heart.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: doctorfixit 7/18/2020 5:15:15 PM (No. 483019)
Kick Minnesota OUT of the US.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: coldborezero 7/18/2020 5:36:06 PM (No. 483028)
And I hereby DECLARE that I am King of the World, Emperor of the North Pole and The Most High, Supreme and Omnipotent Master of the Universe and A Number One Best Dude. Now, THAT'S a declaration!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/18/2020 6:58:32 PM (No. 483092)
I agree. And the only reasonable solution is to quarantine all black people, if racism is a public health problem. Wait. What did I just do here?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 7/18/2020 7:01:41 PM (No. 483096)
Racism is a public health emergency but not black crime. Didn't the effeminate mayor already try working with this crowd?
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Reply 37 - Posted by: rytwng 7/18/2020 10:35:19 PM (No. 483205)
I guess I need a doctor.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Strike3 7/18/2020 10:40:45 PM (No. 483210)
Just another attempt to extort money from the US Taxpayers. Call it what you like but the problem you have now was spawned from lack of leadership and stupid democrat delusions. EVERYBODY is equally vulnerable to the coronavirus and home ownership is predicated solely upon the ability of the homeowner to make a monthly payment by working a JOB.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DVC 7/18/2020 10:45:57 PM (No. 483213)
#24, I think you may be right, that seems to be a likely reason. And being stupid about this (poor choices) would be part of that 'failure to social distance' sort of behavior.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/19/2020 3:10:28 AM (No. 483330)
Minneapolis, the city that needs to be totally burned down.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: mifla 7/19/2020 8:16:36 AM (No. 483451)
That's nice.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: JackBurton 7/19/2020 1:17:00 PM (No. 483823)
I can declare that Dr. Suess books are PhD dissertations. Doesn't make it so.
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Noose hoaxer Bubba Wallace this week was booed as he was introduced at the NASCAR all-star qualifier and cheered after he crashed. The media exploded last month after NASCAR released a statement revealing that a ‘noose’ was reportedly found in top driver Bubba Wallace’s Talladega garage stall. The FBI unleashed 15 agents on the case and ultimately determined that the ‘noose’ was actually a garage door pull rope. It was a garage door pull rope. Fans feel duped after rallying around a crying Bubba Wallace. “Bubba Wallace was also booed when he was introduced, and many cheered when he crashed,” AP reporter Jenna Fryer said. /snip for Tweet/ Bubba
Newly retired University of North Dakota
provost is fatally shot 'by two teenage
boys during a botched robbery attempt
while he was out walking with his wife'
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Posted by Ribicon 7/18/2020 11:35:10 AM Post Reply
Two teenage boys have been charged in the fatal shooting of a retired University of North Dakota provost during an attempted robbery Friday morning in South Carolina. Retired UND provost Tom DiLorenzo, 63, was out walking with his wife, newly-appointed College of Charleston provost Suzanne Austin, when the fatal shooting occurred at about 6.15am in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. During the incident, two men approached the couple at an intersection near an antiques store and demanded money from them at gunpoint. DiLorenzo was then shot during the attempted robbery. He was taken to the hospital where he died just before 7am,
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