11th June 2020

When I first heard about the death of George Floyd I thought, "Bloody hell, I used to love his drivetime show on Absolute Radio".

And then I realised that was Jeff Lloyd.

When I saw the footage of Floyd's death I was shocked, but not surprised because let's face it, the USA is not the land of the free they'd have us believe.

Police brutality is their thing and whilst it may seem that it's always geared towards black people, this is simply not the case.

That's not to say there isn't a level of discrimination, it's clear there is.  This has been portrayed in films over the years from th 90's Gangsta rap type films like "Boyz N The Hood" and "Menace II Society" to the newer movies like "Straight Outta Compton" which is based on the true story of the rise of rap group NWA.  There's one particular scene where the group are stopped by cops outside the recording studio and summarily humilated.  That scene has been described in a book about the group, it wasn't a made up scene.

That kind of thing goes on all the time, it's wrong and should be stopped.

The American justice system is shit, it's as corrupt as any out there for a supposed civilised country.  Remember in the 90s when Rodney King was beat by white cops?  It was recorded in full and the cops ALL got away with it.  Riots ensued.

America treats its people with such disrespect, I find it hard for any American to be truly patriotic.  The police, healthcare, welfare even people's annual leave from jobs is probably less than a Chinese sweatshop.

America needs to sort its self out sharpish, because it's rapidly becoming on a par with some real shithole countries.

 

Black Lives Matter - When it suits.

 

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