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  1. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-56956071 So it's all been worth the fight after all! A bit Smurfist though maybe?
  2. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    Progress now being made in USA policing. Apparently UK police are now in contact with Lewis Hamilton hoping to replicate the scheme. https://youtu.be/LmbO33a_mo8
  3. AFCB Wildcat

    Football 2020/21

    Despite being Bournemouth through and through, I remember going to the Dell in 1983 specifically to see Charlie in his debut season for the Arsenal. It was a bit disappointing and the Gunners lost 1-0. I drove to Southampton in my TR6 and bought a ticket on the day. Those were the days!
  4. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    How does this case lend weight to the argument that black people are disproportionately targeted by the police. Perhaps they are but this isn't the one to showcase it is it? He wasn't targeted was he? He was reported for a crime so the police responded. That's not targeting. The reports would have you believe that the police were heavy handed by drawing guns for a minor offence, but the body cam footage shows that guns were only drawn until he complied with the instruction to show his hands and then they were withdrawn. It's also reasonable for a visibly intoxicated person to be forcibly removed from the drivers seat of a car if they refuse to comply. Do you think that would have played out differently if he was white? Nobody has said that Chauvin is innocent of ultimately causing his death and as you say, he's been found guilty but to say that that it's racist police unjustly picking on a defenceless black man is just not true. He played a major part in his own demise and whatever you, I, or anyone else thinks, nobody can prove that racism was a factor. You say that the jury has ruled so it's all proven but they found him guilty of 2nd degree murder not racism. The global protests were about racism, not police brutality and that is perceived not proven. Nobody protested when Tony Timpa's life was ended in the same fashion by police but this has been politicised because the victim was black.
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    BLM Uk protest marches

    You've lost me there! He was treated reasonably by the police until he kicked off. He only got his neck knelt on (and I'm not justifying it) because he resisted arrest & you say "no wonder black men are resisting arrest when this can happen" How on earth does that make sense? That's a bit like me saying I only got my hand burnt when I put it in the fire, no wonder I still put my hand in the fire when that can happen! Perhaps not getting messed up on drugs and commiting crimes in the first place would be a better tactic in avoiding racist bully boy policeman than resisting arrest for crimes committed? It's so simple it's brilliant
  6. AFCB Wildcat

    Cardiff 2021 hotel cancelled

    Did you do that on a Flex booking or pay upfront with no cancellation and no amendments? You need to be careful on the flex & other pay on the day booking options because their terms & conditions, which no one reads, say that they can amend the price up to I think from memory, 30 days before you stay. I had this happen one year where I booked cheap rooms a year in advance like you did but was notified a month or 2 before the GP that the price was now double what I'd booked it at. The prices are constantly changing with Premier Inn and start off high when they first become aware of an event. I'm going anyway so what I do now is book it straight away on Flex at whatever the price is because they normally come down when the rooms are either not sold or cancelled. I just keep monitoring the prices from there on and if I see it cheaper I cancel the original booking & re book at the cheaper price. Quite often it becomes significantly cheaper nearer the event on the standard pay upfront rate, in which case I cancel the flex which you can do up to midday on the arrival date.
  7. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    Good grief! The jury was only ever going to rule one way so the whole charade was a waste of time and money. Imagine the carnage if the verdict had gone any other way. Even if there had been evidence he'd died of intoxication (and I'm not suggesting there was) it wouldn't have been accepted. It would have been a cover up and the riots would have ensued. I'm not making excuses for anyone, just pointing out the hypocrisy of all the candles, vigils & knee bending for someone who but for the grace of God could have taken out a few innocent lives himself that day by his reckless actions and if he'd been any other colour or race no one would have given a toss.
  8. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    I don't really disagree with a lot of what you say there but let's be clear, he wasn't executed without trial for passing a fake bill or drink driving as you suggest. He died as a result of an unnecessary confrontation that he himself instigated by resisting arrest. Had he just accepted his arrest for those offences and got in the squad car without kicking off, he wouldn't have needed to be restrained in the first place.
  9. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    I'm not saying that criminality should be fought with thuggery, I'm just realistic in how things work in the real world. I'm sure there's a lot of people who joined the police with noble intentions but become hardened by having to deal with the likes of Floyd on a regular basis and who's judgements become clouded when in dangerous situations and under pressure. The trouble in this instance is that Floyd was not in control of himself due to intoxication. One minute he's crying like a baby and apologising, the next minute he's kicking off so you don't know what he's going to do next. I find it hard to believe that the police officer would intentionally end his life in front of so many witnesses. It's easy to pontificate from the safety of our computer keyboards when people who do a dangerous job get it wrong.
  10. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    Yes he probably was. Unfortunately though there's a lot of horrible people out there in this nasty old world and to protect the passive masses from them sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. I think Saint George Floyd was a bit of a thug too. I'm sure there are a lot of violent nutters in the forces as well but it's a good job some people want to fight the Taliban and apprehend dangerous weaponised criminals who are off their heads on god knows what, because I don't. The other thing in this case that bothers me is this. The apologists all say that it was disproportionate use of force dragging him out of the car for a minor offence like passing a fake bill & it wouldn't have happened to a white person. The store clerk who reported it is reproaching himself for calling the police and wishes he'd just paid the $20 back out of his paycheck. I'm prepared to be proved wrong, but according to the reports I've read he was in the driving seat of the car after according to the testimony of the ex girlfriend in the back he had offered her a ride home. The store clerk is on record as saying he was extremely drunk and not in control of himself so I would have thought that was a pretty good reason for dragging him out of the drivers seat of his car? So ultimately the life of someone who showed no regard for the lives of others had his life ended by someone who showed little regard for his. The difference is that he was the architect of his own demise because of his own actions while any potential victims of him being behind the wheel of a car while off his head on drink and drugs would have been entirely innocent. (Oh dear, am I getting all emotive again? ) Anyway, the masses have got their justice but I won't be wasting any candles on George, I'll save them in case of a power cut.
  11. AFCB Wildcat

    Football 2020/21

    Congratulations on promotion Bagpuss. You have been a different class this year so well deserved. With the pubs opening on Saturday I met up with my football mates in the afternoon with the intention of watching the game in the evening. Unfortunately due to being out of practice it seems that my tolerance to alcohol has diminished considerably and things didn't go well resulting in me missing the game so I can't comment. 8:00pm on a Saturday, who's stupid idea was that?? I'm in 2 minds about the playoffs. We have no legacy from our 5 seasons in the top flight as in the infrastructure of the club. We still have a 4th division ground which we don't even own and the so important training facilities never materialised. The band of players that got us there and played with passion for Eddie have nearly all gone now and we were left with a squad that didn't look like they wanted to be there once relegated and until recently weren't up for scrapping their way out of this division despite being on Premiership wages. The trouble is we are still a small club & have no clout in the transfer market. No premiership standard player is going to see Bournemouth as a career enhancing move so we rely on getting lucky with an up & coming or comparatively unknown foreign player or players at the end of their career looking for a final payday before hanging up their boots. The trouble is that that I don't think we are good enough for the Premier league without significant investment, bearing in mind we posted massive losses in the last financial year but if we stay in the championship we are screwed when the parachute payments end. I never thought I'd ever see my team play top flight football so I'm grateful for that but I always felt that the Premiership would be a poisoned chalice for us.
  12. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    You're just nit picking points now and you know full well what I meant. Yes technically your statement is correct that 'allegedly' they burst in unannounced although this seems to be in dispute and there was one witness who said that they did announce themselves. Only those that were involved know the truth and yes the police did fire wildly but so technically your statement was accurate but you deliberately spun it to sound as if the Police burst in with guns blazing which wasn't the case. The shooting only started after the boyfriend fired the first shot while the police believed she was alone in the house. You are happy to accept the boyfriends version of events even though he changed his statements more than once. If I remember correctly didn't he initially say that Taylor had fired the shot before later changing his statement? As I keep saying my post was as an objection to another side of the story being suppressed not to discuss the individual aspects of the case.
  13. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    I didn't at any point suggest the drug dealer boyfriend fired any shots. He wasn't even there. Nor am I implying anything about Breonna Taylor, people should read all the evidence and draw their own conclusions as to who they think is telling the truth. Having read it though you still suggest that the police burst into the house unannounced, firing around wildly which is not what happened but it sounds good doesn't it? That's the sort of sensationalism that the press like and use to rattle a few cages. Perhaps you should work for the BBC news team? My original point was that the mainstream media only told half a story and now it seems that the police officers version of events is effectively being shut down.
  14. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    That's fair enough, at least you've taken the trouble to read it all now and formed an opinion based on that rather than just the media sound bites. It was a long time ago, and I didn't have a stop watch timing how long it took me to read it so it may have took me longer to read than I stated so apologies for that if it's really relevant to you. I don't agree with your assessment of the situation though. How on earth can you say that the police burst in firing indiscriminately when the gunfire was triggered by an officer being shot first by the 2nd boyfriend? Yes mistakes were made. Due to inaccurate intelligence, police didn't expect him to be in the building so didn't know who they were dealing with and the boyfriend probably thought that it was the nut job drug dealer who it seems she was still involved with that was bursting in. The reason for the raid is that her car had been tracked going to and fro the drugs house and her address was allegedly still being used by the 'ex' as a mailing address. What ever you choose to believe is your prerogative but my point was that the media didn't tell the whole story and now it seems that the police officers side of the story is effectively being censored. Imagine if the boyfriend had written a book telling his side of the story and nobody would touch it. Your attitude though is typical and is part of the problem. Assuming that anyone who looks beyond the headlines is just a racist thicko getting wound up by right wing propaganda on social media and dismissing them out of hand.
  15. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    I spent 20 minutes reading the report from the official investigation which is available online from various sources, have a look I'm not on Twitter and only on Facebook under an alias so that I can access sports & car groups. I don't use it for anything else.

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