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The Latest: George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston
Star Tribune ^ | June 9, 2020

Posted on 06/09/2020 4:39:46 AM PDT by kevcol

HOUSTON — The black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried Tuesday in Houston, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage.
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Under a blazing Texas sun, mourners wearing T-shirts with Floyd's picture or the words "I Can't Breathe" — one of the other things he cried out repeatedly while pinned down by the police officer — waited for hours to pay their respects.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: floydcorpsetour; georgefloyd; houston; minneapolis; stillcantbreathe; stilldead
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will he also get an escort platoon and military band?


1 posted on 06/09/2020 4:39:46 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Shouldn’t he be getting a little rank by now?

The body I mean, not the situation.


2 posted on 06/09/2020 4:41:14 AM PDT by moovova
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To: kevcol

This’ll give all of the “protesters” an excuse to rob, destroy, rape and pillage all day! ~sarc off


3 posted on 06/09/2020 4:42:22 AM PDT by albie
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To: kevcol

Anyone notice that there is YET to be drawn a line between the incident and racism?

Yes a cop held a guy down with his knee. Yes the guy bring held happened to be black. Where is the racism?

It is not lkke the cop said “I am going to hurt you, negro!”

(rhetorical question, I know)


4 posted on 06/09/2020 4:43:50 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: kevcol

He’s being buried in the city his first arrest took place.

That’s sad.


5 posted on 06/09/2020 4:45:14 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: kevcol

A true American hero who showed us that even a career criminal and drug addict’s death can be used by the media to attack whitey and inflame racial divisions.


6 posted on 06/09/2020 4:46:47 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: kevcol

I don’t know if all this is true but I found this posted on Facebook this morning. We know that Floyd and Chauvin worked at El Nuevo rodeo club together. The club was used for trafficking of women and children brought in from Mexico. . There is speculation that it was also laundering counterfeit money. Floyd had been stealing the bills and flashing money around. Chauvin was directed to perform a hit on Floyd and during the protests, the club was burnt to the ground. The mayor of Minneapolis was involved and ordered the police to stand down and not defend the station.


7 posted on 06/09/2020 4:47:30 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Those who give up some freedom for some liberty deserve neither.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I forgot to add that the evidence of all this was at the police station.


8 posted on 06/09/2020 4:49:54 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Those who give up some freedom for some liberty deserve neither.)
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To: kevcol

What’s with the multiple funerals?


9 posted on 06/09/2020 4:50:10 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: kevcol

Gee Don’t you think all the money collected some it should be given to the other lives lost because of the protest, riots, etc.

I know Sharpton wants to keep the money for himself and the RAT party.


10 posted on 06/09/2020 4:50:27 AM PDT by LoveMyFreedom
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To: Altura Ct.

“What’s with the multiple funerals.”

To keep the protesters fired up and on the streets, thus sustaining the anarchy of BLM.


11 posted on 06/09/2020 4:53:45 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: kevcol

Now I know what it was like after JFK’s assassination


12 posted on 06/09/2020 4:55:23 AM PDT by bort
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To: New Jersey Realist

Without any proof, it is just a conspiracy theory, a particularly un-handy one, with one of the key people who would have been involved still alive and breathing with a lot to lose if he kept his mouth shut about it.

Occam’s Razor indicates the most likely explanation is that they knew and disliked each other. I don’t doubt that the cop working part time for money thought the drug addict working part time for money was an untrustworthy dirtball, at least more of an untrustworthy dirtball than he was.


13 posted on 06/09/2020 4:57:12 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies"- George Orwell)
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To: kevcol

Open that thing up and prove that he’s in there. Why a tiny small closed casket when the body was not mutilated? That casket is way too small for a man that big.


14 posted on 06/09/2020 4:57:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Think Wellstone Memorial.


15 posted on 06/09/2020 4:58:29 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: mewzilla

“””He’s being buried in the city his first arrest took place.”

They had to have services in the other cities where he spent time in prison before bringing him to Houston where he also spent time in prison.

Will they bury him in the prison yard?


16 posted on 06/09/2020 5:03:06 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: mewzilla

Think Wellstone Memorial.

This whole charade makes the Wellstone funeral look austere by comparison.


17 posted on 06/09/2020 5:04:29 AM PDT by Flick Lives (My work's illegal, but at least it's honest. - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds)
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To: shelterguy

The Houston Chronicle had an article a few days back that gave some backround on Floyd. It was a biased piece, but provided some interesting info. Of all the places to bury him, Houston was one of the last places I’d’ve chosen for him.


18 posted on 06/09/2020 5:06:45 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Flick Lives

What’s remarkable is that they never learn from previous mistakes. They just keep on making the same ones, only bigger.


19 posted on 06/09/2020 5:07:47 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

There would be easier and non-public ways to get rid of George Floyd if some criminal racket wanted him gone.


20 posted on 06/09/2020 5:10:24 AM PDT by Cecily
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