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RE: Derek Chauvin verdict

Original post made by Isaiah Campbell, Tri-Valley for Black Lives , another community, on Apr 20, 2021

Accountability. We can't bring back George Floyd, but today we got accountability for his murder and accountability is the first step toward justice. Today's verdict shows the power of bystander intervention and worldwide protest, but it shouldn't have taken all that to finally bring about accountability.

We have a lot of work to do to bring justice to America. This is but one small step. Black lives should not be endangered by the very people whose duty is to protect and serve. We embrace this moment today, but the work continues tomorrow to make police accountability the norm, not the exception.

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Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on Apr 21, 2021 at 6:41 am

D is a registered user.

Per FBI statistics, in 2018 89% of black victims were killed by black offenders.

Your title is noted to be "Tri-Valley For Black Lives", and I applaud your efforts to save Black Lives. What efforts have you made to save black victims from being killed by black offenders? Isn't it time for social justice protesters, athletes, civil rights leaders, and politicians to stand up for the black victims who 89% of them are killed by black offenders? To use your words, will it take worldwide protests to bring about accountability on this issue as well?

Black Lives Matter relates to all black lives, whether killed by police, or killed by other blacks. Based on the FBI statistics, isn't it about time all of us deal with the issue of black on black crime, and start saving black lives?

Posted by Local Man
a resident of Danville
on Apr 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

Local Man is a registered user.

D. And white people are killed by white people 84% of the time . Why aren’t you focused on that. Sounds like white on white murders are out of control. You just want to use a statistic that supports your narrative. Let’s use some other nice statistics. Blacks killed by police are 25% of all people killed by police every year yet they only make up 13% of the population Wonder why that is

Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on Apr 21, 2021 at 9:50 am

D is a registered user.

@local man...You and I actually want the same thing: to save all black lives. But your narrative of simply focusing on police brutality fails to help us reach our goal of saving all black lives. We live in a very divisive world, of us verse them, and we need to find some common ground to help everyone be safe, whether from police brutality, or black on black crime...Lets not limit this very important discussion to solely blaming the police for every problem in the world. If we put the same amount of effort, resources, protests, on saving all black lives, whether from black on black crime, or police brutality, we can accomplish something great, and unite our great country.

Posted by Local Man
a resident of Danville
on Apr 21, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Local Man is a registered user.

Actually D if you want to focus on all black lives how about focus on all lives. We have a death by gun epidemic in the United States and iyour concerns for blacks being killed by blacks should also focus on whites being killed by whites as there is no difference in the statistics We have so much gun violence in this country we are almost considered a third world country in many places in the world now. Your response sounded like someone who has spent way too much time watching Fox News. “Let’s stop focusing on blacks being killed by police and let’s be concerned about the killing of blacks by other blacks” That all sounds fine if you think killing is only happening in black communities and by black people and not happening in white communities and by white people The statistics don’t bear that out.

The issue of police killing black men is a whole different problem and needs to be focused on in a different way than the gun violence that effects every American every day no matter what your race, ethnicity or religion is.

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