How police treat peaceful vs. violent protestors

Samantha Bee talks to three different sets of people (two elderly nuns, a woman in a wheelchair, and a black man with Tourettes) who were treated appallingly by the police when they engaged in peaceful protest and contrasts it with how the violent insurrectionists were treated on January 6th.


  1. consciousness razor says

    I’m sure all of the blind Trump supporters who stormed the capitol simply didn’t bring their canes. That’s why the cops had none to take from them. Obviously.


    Minneapolis will spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers, even as some City Council members and activist groups are advocating to replace the police department following George Floyd’s death.

    The council voted unanimously on Friday to approve the additional funding, which was requested by police.

    The department says it only has 638 officers available to work, roughly 200 fewer than usual. An unprecedented number of officers quit or took extended medical leave after Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed.

    The Star Tribune reports that the city hopes to have 674 officers by the end of the year.

    Minneapolis is where George Floyd was murdered, in case anyone needs a reminder.

    But I’m struggling to make sense of that number. $6.4 million for hiring 36 more cops? That’s $177,777.78 to hire each cop? And this was unanimously approved … how?

    I mean, what about spending it on anything else? It doesn’t even have to be a great idea. Just anything whatsoever. Fuck it: throw all of the money into a giant bonfire, just because you can. I would have less of a problem with that.

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