Another day of Black Lives Matter protests in NZ, another black life terminated in US

More protests today in Aotearoa: Thousands of NZers gather for Black Lives Matter marches

Thousands of people are gathering for Black Lives Matter rallies in Auckland and Wellington this afternoon.

Organisers have asked those attending to remain peaceful and refrain from offensive language.

They say the march is intended to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement, and to “stand against racism locally, nationally and globally”.

Unlike two weeks ago social distancing in mass gatherings is now not required since we dropped to level 1.

And today’s Covid announcement showed no new cases and no chases to the numbers.

But problems continue in the US:  Protests in Atlanta after black man shot by police at drive-through

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Atlanta to protest the fatal shooting by police of a black man who had fallen asleep in his car while waiting in line at a fast food drive through.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it was probing the killing of Rayshard Brooks, 27, of Atlanta. Police said he resisted arrest after failing a field sobriety test during the Friday night (local time) incident.

Protests over Brooks’ killing began Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, and were expected to continue through the day.

Georgia NAACP president the Rev James Woodall has called for the firing of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper.

Gun shots are heard along with someone yelling “I got him!” The video then shows Brooks prone on the ground.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Jr., said in an emailed statement that his office “has already launched an intense, independent investigation of the incident” while it awaits the findings of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


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  1. Corky

     /  14th June 2020

    Like the nutty white protester who fell backwards ( apparently told to move on three times), this seems like a straight forward case. The perp had a chance not to resist. He failed to. Then he ran and looked to turn and fire something. He was shot. Tough. The thing is he’s black..that means he’s innoncent.

    Two police cases that must be found ”not guilty’ for the sake of policing in America.

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    • The nutty white protestor fell backwards because he was shoved by two thugs, one with a baton held horizontally, one with an open hand. People don’t usually just fall backwards. He was pushed, staggered back and fell. How many times do you have to see the video before you realise that?

      Most people wouldn’t regard thugs who push old men over backwards as assets to the police force. He had serious injuries. It’s sheer chance that he didn’t die. The thugs didn’t even stop as he lay bleeding in the street.

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      • Corky

         /  14th June 2020

        Don’t talk nonsense. And get some new specs. See the clip without your idealogical bias blurring the picture.

        ‘The thugs didn’t even stop as he lay bleeding in the street.”

        That’s because the squad had a medical unit at the rear following.

        ”He was pushed, staggered back and fell. How many times do you have to see the video before you realise that? ”

        And how many times do I have to tell you that old creep initated contact with a moving police squad going forward. What don’t you understand?

        The guys was warned three times. This creep deserved what he got. What the fug do people like you want?

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        • Duker

           /  14th June 2020

          What ..”had a medical unit at the rear following”?

          Theres nothing behind except an amoured car which is stationary.
          Your claim is false

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          • They were not moving when he was talking to them; he seemed to be showing them something on his phone. They then moved forward with no warning. making him stagger backwards as they shoved him. This is clear on the video, despite Corky’s attempts to deny it..

            The man is 75 and a peace activist. No one but Corky would think that someone like him, unarmed and unaggressive, deserved the appalling thuggery that these brutes handed out.

            If that’s a ‘medical unit’, it’s an awfully small one and looks more like a parked car to me.

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      • If he was warned 3 times, they must have been very short warnings; he’s only there for a few seconds.

        Corky should have gone to Specsavers,

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  2. Pink David

     /  14th June 2020

    Black lives matter?

    “Five people were killed and 30 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.”

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/6/8/21282976/chicago-weekend-shootings-gun-violence-june-5-8-2020

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  3. Brian Johnston

     /  14th June 2020

    More whites are killed than Blacks. Will there be a White Lives matter march?

    More protests in ‘Aotearoa’. Is this a loopy left wing site?

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  4. Pink David

     /  14th June 2020

    Why is it the whites burning shit down?

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  5. Mia

     /  14th June 2020

    Kia ora koutou. @ Pink: Some would argue that this is all progressing the agenda. Interesting post here http://www.theradiancefoundation.org/blm/ Kia ora koutou.

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