Lemon on Floyd’s death: This is why Kaepernick took a knee

Lemon on Floyd's death: This is why Kaepernick took a knee 1


After the death of George Floyd sparked outrage across the country, CNN's Don Lemon speaks frankly to Chris Cuomo about the realities for people of color living in America and says what happened to Floyd is one of the reason Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police behavior.

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71 Comments on "Lemon on Floyd’s death: This is why Kaepernick took a knee"

  1. Kirsten Anderberg | May 28, 2020 at 2:56 PM | Reply

    The symbolism of protesting on one knee contrasted with killing Floyd via kneeling on him is a point well taken.

    • science wins | May 28, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      @Phon Xieng You are not even half human! So there’s that!!!!

    • science wins | May 28, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @ryvr madduck You support murder???

    • Saunders Maxine | May 28, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      @fela_soprano If peaceful protest were the answer surely MLK would still be alive today ,not to mention everything you have in America was because of Wars, both internal and external . Riots are just the smaller version of WARS. You should love them.

    • @science wins you don’t even know what human is. because humans don’t watch cnn

    • science wins | May 28, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      @Phon Xieng Actually I don’t watch CNN! I just seen your hateful comment and reacted!!

  2. Lingling 40 | May 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Reply

    I am german and i’ve never witnessed this kind of racism. I’ve cried so much and im still crying. Just the knowledge that black people suffer just because of the skin color. The knowledge that those people are fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and just a fucking human like everyone else is just making me sick to my stomach!

    • MUGEN! The Human | May 28, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      ryvr madduck wasn’t there a Christian dude in New Zealand that killed Muslims at a mosque not too long ago..? even though Christians preach “love thy neighbor”..? do YOU have a problem with that?

    • science wins | May 28, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @DAMIEN KOY Being upset by a man being murdered in the street by a cop is race-baiting? I doesn’t matter what the WHOLE STORY is!! Police are not judged jury and executioner!!

    • Robert Madden | May 28, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      It makes me sick too and ashamed to be a White American.

    • Robert Madden | May 28, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      DAMIEN KOY see, your comment is the problem. Lemon is not a race-baiter, but you don’t have to acknowledge the injustice or your own bigotry if you can smear him by going after his credibility. It’s shameful.

    • @DAMIEN KOY The problem with your kind of person is that if a white man is racist and people protest, you feel like you’re accused of being a racist. Why? Why do you suddenly feel attacked? That police was a racist scum but it doesn’t mean all white people are racist scum, why do you automatically imagine yourself on the side of the racist?

  3. Chris Adkins | May 28, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    If a black officer did that to a white man he’d be in prison for life and they’d throw away the key.

  4. and yet, astoundingly, you’re still going to have people who are more upset about Colin’s knee than this one.

    • @Spoony G Please show me a series of incidents where white me were brutalized and murdered just for being white. Then we can talk about it.
      And it’s not about the police. Its about a handful of racist and bigoted individuals who happen to wear the badge. The majority of men and women in blue are devoted to protecting people.

    • @Spoony G Your entire comment is an exercise in White Fragility.

    • @Spoony G The police made it about race by murdering so many black people.

    • @Blue Toile Get over your racism.

    • nevermore from past | May 28, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      rtumptards hate amrica is why they just want theres….

  5. HeartDoc Andrew | May 28, 2020 at 5:13 PM | Reply

    “Lemon on Floyd’s death: This is why Kaepernick took a knee” as a form of peaceful protest which is infinitely more preferable to violent rioting. Such is the terrible consequence of our Pres. Trump suppressing peaceful protesting of Kaepernick in favor of the armed protesting of his “hoax” base. The latter does embolden his “hoax” base, which tragically includes police officers, to worsen in their misbehavior.

    • So true!! He is the biggest racist of all!!!

    • HeartDoc Andrew | May 28, 2020 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      @Betty Lonv , I am simply wonderfully hungry and hope you, Betty, also have a healthy appetite too. So how are you ?

    • HeartDoc Andrew | May 28, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      @Solstice of Snow , I am simply wonderfully hungry and hope you, Solstice, and others reading this, also have a healthy appetite too. So how are you ?

  6. Gloria Slater | May 28, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    I my eyes that is murder all the officer’s should be charged

  7. rahwa Gebrezgiabher | May 28, 2020 at 5:44 PM | Reply

    Our brother was murdered physically and the rest of us murdered emotionally😭

  8. JUAN CARLOS FAVERO | May 28, 2020 at 5:59 PM | Reply

    That poor man was calling for his moma as he realized he was gonna die. The smirk on that cowards face. SMH sad 😔.

    • heart wrenching

    • Neneh Jalloh | May 28, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      so sad and heartbreaking my deepest condolences to his family

    • I truly hope that cop gets his if he’s convicted and serves real time in prison.

    • That bothered me too, from the angle Chauvin looked like he enjoyed having so much control over Floyd, hands in pockets and everything, if he was trying to subdue a violent suspect he wouldn’t have been so relaxed. For sure these guys are going down for murder.

  9. Sharon Okon | May 28, 2020 at 6:10 PM | Reply

    This broke my heart between these two friends. All of this breaks my heart.

  10. Ida Silantoi | May 28, 2020 at 6:16 PM | Reply

    NOTHING 👏🏿 JUSTIFIES👏🏿MURDER👏🏿 PERIOD! I couldn’t hold back tears as I watched that video.

  11. Tina Bina Southwest | May 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

    He literally took a knee on his neck. He knew exactly what he was doing to him. He was mocking the movement…

  12. Stefan Wentink | May 28, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Reply

    He kept saying “sir” while being murdered.

    • @David Hollenshead No they don’t. Most cops are scumbags and you can tell that is the case because when cops murder a black man the rest of them close ranks. Not one of the other three cops thought to stop the one doing the murder. Not one cop in Minnesota thought to arrest him afterward.

      10% of cops deserve to be cops. 10% of cops deserve to be in prison. 70% of cops deserve to be fired, and 10% of cops deserve to be shot.

    • @David Hollenshead Sorry, I hate ALL cops. Staying silent is complicity. The so-called “good” cops enable the bad ones to murder the Floyds of the world. IMO, people MUST start murdering cops, DAs and politicians. Train, organize and mobilize. You take one of theirs, they take 5 cops. PERIOD. Enough is enough. It is abundantly clear the courts will never do the right thing consistently.

      The two MAIN goals in arresting blacks disproportionately…are to take away both your right to vote, and to own firearms. In this way, they ensure you can never rise up with sufficient power to challenge the racist system. It is a war, and white elites wage this war in your schools, neighborhoods, the justice system and in the streets.

    • That hurts like hell! So sorry this is still happening.Who was the better man.

    • Paula Baumann | May 28, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      @Me Sim The DEAD one

    • Wynterland ASMR | May 28, 2020 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      David Hollenshead but all it takes is one bad apple to spoil the bunch…especially in roles of authority.

  13. Alpha uzoma | May 28, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

    When a man over 45 years calls mama for help is ether the society has failed him or the 😈 is after his life .

  14. Joaquin Lomeli | May 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

    Why? Because this is America and people will refuse to learn from mistakes made. They love to repeat the same problems over and over again

    • No it’s because this system these beast put in play, but it’s ALL crumbling down all around us, the time is up it’s about to go down Gods wrath has already taken place you better check out the entire world news, see what’s happening everywhere simultaneously. He’s burning down, flooding, taking down entire countries economy and wake up!!! Judgment is here, somebody’s going to pay to what has happened in this country, world.

    • AS if other countries are super into changing their ways. Learn more about other countries.

    • Mitchell May | May 28, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      The police better learn from this one or you will see a lot of police officer going to jail.

    • @Mickey E Other countries are often seeing their faults and trying to change them. US refuse to say they are anything but perfect. You can be proud of your country but help it become even better by addressing the problems it still has instead of refusing to look at them.

  15. Sister Snake | May 28, 2020 at 7:43 PM | Reply

    alos remember the the Native Americans :genocide and racism founding this country

    • White people rationalized bringing slaves from Africa cause the natives couldnt live through the torture so really anyone surprised they rationalize anything now?

    • Kevin Townsend | May 28, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      Sister Snake Yes indeed an entire race of people damn near extinct at the hands of the white man

    • N1ghtmare01 N1ghtbladed1 | May 28, 2020 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      Honestly I want their to be a month of remembrance of them just like our people (I’m both Native American and black) I wish my school would teach more about both pasts

    • yea it.s just awful…i bet your college professor taught you about how evil this country is…yet there are planes leaving the usa every day with empty seats..

  16. TINASHE KOFA | May 28, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

    Investigate a murder broadcasted to millions. “Investigations” are such a political hack joke.

    • This could’ve been avoided. People voted for Democrats because they trusted the Democrats to protect them from systemic racism. They had THIS EXACT COP in their cross hairs for abuse and didn’t prosecute. https://news.yahoo.com/amy-klobuchar-declined-prosecute-officer-183728902.html I thought it was supposed to be Republicans who protected the crooked murdering cops? How many decades have people like this pandered to the black vote, and when they get it, they keep cops just like this on their patrols? Why? Why? Why wasn’t this cop fired or worse YEARS AGO???!?!?!?

  17. David Lawrence | May 28, 2020 at 8:07 PM | Reply

    “If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night.”
    ― Angela Davis

  18. anthony wong | May 28, 2020 at 8:43 PM | Reply

    “It is impossible to be unarmed when my blackness is the weapon you fear” – Pastor Traci Blackmon.

  19. The Tangerine Tyrant | May 28, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

    Racism is the worse virus in the United States right now that have killed millions so far and counting. The Covid-19/Corona Virus Pandemic have nothing on the Virus of Racism…

  20. “If you see black men going out and buying AR15s to protest, legally, it would be the fastest gun control method in America. “Chris Cuomo. So true.

    • Michael Meyer | May 28, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      Wrong. I have plenty of black friends with ar’s, and ak’s, etc. No problems, no issues.

    • Raharda Johnson | May 28, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      That’s an accurate statement. If an excessive amount of African American males purchase AR15, the law will most definitely be changed.

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